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DIY Stuffed Balloon Animals

I have been wanting to give balloon animals a try, ever since I bought a bag of balloon animal kit at Smart & Final. I watched some youtube videos on how to make balloon animals and the kids and I had fun making them! Aries went crazy with her balloon animals that I decided to make her a stuffed balloon animal. Seemed like a great idea that I have never seen before.

I bought some knit fabric at JoAnn’s and began coming out with a pattern. The end result was just amazing and was surprised how cute my balloon animals turned out. So here I am, showing you how to make these cute stuffed balloon animals so you can also give a try.

Go and grab yarn, sewing machine and hand needle to make these animals for your kiddos or kiddos at heart!

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What you will need:
– 1/4 yard of knit fabric (37′ L by 6′ W).
– Hand Needle & thread
– Sewing Machine, Scissors
– Wood Dowel or any long stick
– Pillow Stuffing; good quality.

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1. Cut your fabric: Fold over in half and pin together.
2. Sew on the edge with a .5′ seam allowance.
3.Turn the fabric inside over.

Forming the animal:

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4. Sew & close the top part of the fabric to begin forming the parts of the balloon animal.
5. (Forming the Head) Stuff a small amount of stuffing. Push the filling with a dowel rod or a stick. Make sure you buy the premium quality, the softer and silky, for a better looking stuffed animal. Push the filling with a dowel rod or a stick.  Stuffed until about 3 inches. Sew tightly to hold in place.

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7. (Forming the ears) Next, stuff and sew 2 parts of 2 inches each. Use the dowel stick to help push the filling. Bring the two ears together, and sew them tightly together.

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8. (Forming the neck & front legs) Stuff and sew 3 parts of 3.5 inches each. Bring the last two parts together and sew tightly, these will form the front legs.
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9. (Forming the body & back legs & tail)    Stuff and  sew 4  parts: One of 3 inches in length to form the body & three 0f 3.5 inches in length to form the back legs and tail. Bring the two legs together and sew tightly. Cut off excess fabric from the tail.

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Hope you are inspired to get crafting and make your own stuffed balloon animals. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment and will reply asap.

 

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