I created these adorable penguin pillows using the fantastic sewing pattern from Gingercake, also known as ginia18 on Etsy. I can imagine a young child squeezing it tight! The plaid shirts add a unique and fun look to the penguins. My customer even wanted one for herself. I was able to create the penguins using the long sleeves of the shirts she sent. In addition, I used white flannel and a little bit of wool felt. The pattern suggested underlining cotton fabrics with some flannel to keep the body soft and free of lumps.
I have not sewn a lot of stuffed animals. And the stuffing is always a challenge. Thanks to Stacy for the advice to keep stuffing!
It is always an honor to work with someone’s treasured memory clothes. It may seem like such a simple thing, but I know it carries meaning for my customers.
I’ve added the penguin pillow to my Etsy shop. Of course, it doesn’t have to be created only as a memory item. I can make one out of any fabric. As always, feel free to contact me regarding questions or large orders.