These fun, handmade, teething ring softie toys for baby are super easy to make and take less than 30 minutes. This is a hand drawn pattern so please ignore the “not totally roundness” of it. And if you want to alter the design a little so the ears aren’t quite so square you can do so by redrawing it a little. If you don’t have the expertise to make these feel free to contact me about getting one made for you.
Materials you’ll need:
- Strip of front fabric 16″x5″ (I used cotton for this tutorial)
- Strip of back fabric 16″x5″ (I used Minky Dot for this tutorial)
- Scissors or rotary cutter
- Cutting mat
- Pinning needles
- Coordinating thread
- Teething ring (you can get these at Alexa Organics)
1. Once you have the pattern downloaded, cut it out. Mind the FOLD line. You will cut the pattern on the fold of your fabric so when you open it up it will look like a bar with 2 triangles on either side.
You will cut, on the fold, pieces for your front and the back. They should look like this when you’re done:
2. Now, pin your pieces together, right sides together.
3. Sew around the edge with a 1/4″ inseam. I start in the middle the handlebar so it’s a nice straight edge when I turn it and close it. Leave a 2 inch opening to allow for turning the piece right side out. It should look like this:
4. Turn your softie right side out and top-stitch around the piece, closing the hole as you go. Sorry I don’t have a photo here. I’ll try to get one.
Now just slide it into your ring and pull tight. I’ll also try to get a picture of how to do this in case you can’t figure it out.
Happy sewing and comment if you have any questions!