diapers for elephants

13 Mar

diapers for stuffed animals

these two here are Em’s baby elephants, Little Lady (left) and Little Frankie (right). Little Lady is a new addition to the elephant family, a valentine’s day present. i just saw her in the store and couldn’t resist her…she’s super soft and only 8″ long – a tiny little thing. i knew she’d be well taken care of by my little gal.


in her elephant family, these are the ones that need the most taking care of – they cry, they take bottles, they need lots of naps. Em cradles them, brings them everywhere, feeds them, loves them, tucks them into bed with her every night. i was feeling almost neglectful for not offering to make them some diapers to wear until now. Em jumped at the suggestion, of course!


i used this pattern for the larger diaper, which i’ve made a couple times before but don’t think i’ve ever blogged about…it doesn’t get much simpler. the only variation is i do just one continuous strip of the soft side of velcro across the front. the fabric here is daiwabo elephants and the lining is scrap of towel from this project – Em picked them out from my stash. for Little Lady’s diaper, i just drew a smaller sized diaper template with the same shape as the original.


i had to add a spot for their tails to come through!  a buttonhole was just the trick.


the baby elephants are changed and ready for bed.


sleep tight, baby elephants!

24 Responses to “diapers for elephants”

  1. ooobop! March 13, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    So sweet. What a lovely mummy you are! :-)

  2. you and mie March 13, 2012 at 2:35 am #

    Soooo cute!! I love it and foresee some tiny diaper making in my future too.

  3. Erin March 13, 2012 at 5:25 am #

    These are the cutest! She sounds like a sweet little mommy. p.s….LOVED your whole cloth quilt- the scallop-quilting totally makes it!

    • kristin March 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

      Thank you, ma’am! :)

  4. Rae March 13, 2012 at 6:04 am #

    O. M. G. the TAIL HOLES!!!! :) Heeeeee

    • kristin March 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

      I know, right??? They crack me up. Em views them very matter-of-factly, like of COURSE they have tail holes! ;)

  5. Tiffany G. March 13, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    LOVE IT! We have a little stuffed hippo over here that could use a diaper! Thanks for sharing.

  6. gail March 13, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    yeah, those tail holes totally take these to the next level!! the buttonholes are brilliant! adorable fabric, too. those elephants are set!

  7. kate March 13, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    really cute! i love the buttonholes for the tails, nice touch :)

  8. Hannah March 13, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    Ohmygosh!!! Sooooo super cute!!! lol!!

  9. Trinh March 13, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    elephants in diapers are pretty funny.

  10. Rachel March 13, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    her elephants look well loved, especially now with their customized elephants diapers :)

  11. trula March 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    So sweet. My youngest would love that. She’s constantly trying to put our only left over real nappy onto her baby doll – far too big, of course.

  12. Max California March 13, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    My son has about ten elephants. I think they all need diapers!

  13. Vanessa@DesignsbySessa March 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    This is absolutely precious!

  14. rachael March 14, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    oh my holy adorableness!! so cute :)

  15. Tara Faul March 14, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    omg so cute!! all of it – the diapers, the elephants, the girl. all adorable. my 19 month old loves elephants. She calls them “eeeeeee!” because of Dr. Seuss’ ABC’s where you say “ear egg elephant, E E E” haha.

    • kristin March 14, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

      oh that’s super cute. i know that book, Em loves that page – “Hey, that’s my favorite animal!” she says.

  16. anna March 14, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    ah! i love them. and the buttonhole!! so perfect. problem solved. :)

  17. Carolyn March 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    In my future life, I want to come back as one of Em’s animals. They are loved, fed, and clothed in the cutest diapers that I ever did see!

    • kristin March 14, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

      So true. She is a wonderful elephant-mama. ;)

  18. Marissa October 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    Where did you buy the bigger elephant? My daughter loves elephants!

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