Today, we have an excerpt from the post Custom Fabrics & Baby Elephants by Lauren Aurigemma – a photographer, designer and creator of her own Lauren Aurigemma blog. Lauren is a young professional and passionate designer who loves to spend time on Pinterest, watch the TV show FRIENDS, and do fun craft projects like the adorable custom fabric elephant toy shown in this post.
As someone who worked at JoAnn Fabrics throughout high school and college, you can say I am kind of an expert when it comes to fabrics and all things artsy. Sometimes nothing is better than an old fashioned homemade project.
Imagine my excitement when I found out that Zazzle started offering customized fabrics. I have always wanted to create my own patterns and prints—my mother always encouraged me to create my own textiles—but now I actually have the opportunity to do so.
I decided to get crafty with a gift for my friend who recently had a baby. I wanted to create something that would match the nursery, as well as be a great memento.
I found this great DIY project on Pinterest to create a stuffed elephant. I used these two printed fabrics from Zazzle to create the plush toy: Gray Tribal Ikat Chevron Fabric and Solid Color: Light Gray Fabric. So, on a sunny Sunday afternoon, I cut the patterns, sewed the pieces and stuffed the final items with fill. It was was relaxing, as well as peaceful to create something with my hands again.
Check out the full blog post will with details on what you need to make your own elephant here.