Friday, June 3, 2011

Dragonfly Soothie

Last weekend I sent you to Night Owl Crafting to check out my Dragonfly soothie, to keep it on file for me, I'm posting it here today!

With a teething baby in my house, I wanted to make a teether/soothie that she could chomp on and play with! And so the Soft Dragonfly Soothie tutorial was born.

  1. Supplies needed: scraps for the front and back, stuffing, something crinkly sounding (optional), ribbons and/or rick rack.
  2. I started by creating my "pattern". Basically it was a kidney with a circle attached to it!
  3. Next I cut out a fabric copy of the pattern. For the back I used a chenille, love the feel of chenille! This was the whole shape. To add color to the front, I cut a circle for the head, and then the body out of a coordinating print. I used the pattern and drew up to where the head starts and then just drew a straight line.

4. Fold up 1 edge of the head a quarter inch
5. Pin to the body, wrong side of head on top of right side of the body; and sew close to the edge.
6. Pin on the rick rack attenna and ribbon wings, making sure they are pointed to the inside of the body, with the cut edge of the ribbon matching up with the outside edge of the fabric.
7. Pin the back to the front ensuring that all of the ribbon and rick rack is tucked inside.

8. Sew around the outside perimeter leaving a good 2-3" opening for turning it right side. I double stitched for durability stitching a quarter inch and a 3/8" stitch. (I did two extra rows of stitching over all ribbons too!)
9.  Turn right side out, all the ribbons will pop out on their own!
10. Stuff with stuffing. I placed a piece of plastic from a wipes package in the head to give a crinkle sound.
11.  Pin closed the opening and whip stitch it closed.

And the soothie in use!

** Check out the fabulous blogs I'm linking up with, I've listed them here:

** Check out my Linky Party on Tuesday!

Sew Can Do

Lotte Lu and Brother Too

Creative Itch


  1. So Cute! I found your blog through a linky party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

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  2. this is so darling!! i am always looking for baby ideas. it seems like since i had my baby that is all i want to make:)
    thanks for sharing!!!

  3. love all the great colors and super soft materials you used

  4. Soo cute! Love the shape and the textures! Wish i had one of these for my little guy when he was teething! Would love it if you linked up to WWWW!

  5. Oh precious--your little one. And I can see why the babe loves all the textures and colors and taggies.

    I'm a new follower from Home is Where My Story Begins.

    Have a joy-filled day!

  6. So cute. The dragonfly too. :0 A fun and obviously well loved project. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful.

  7. This is ADORABLE! I have a little one who will beginning teething soon...I have to make one of these for him!

    I'm linking this up as one of my favorite finds this week!

    Kaleigh from Lotte Lu and Brother Too

  8. Awesome idea & looks super cute (I have that very fabric waiting to be used). You've been featured at Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do. Stop by & grab a Featured On button:) Thanks for linking!

  9. I LOVE this!! Thanks for linking @'Sew Cute Tuesday'. I'll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!