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.

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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!

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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.

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

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the baby elephants are changed and ready for bed.

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sleep tight, baby elephants!

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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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