Crafting with the Perfect Teddy Elephant Pattern: Elephant Love

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Hanna Kampourogianni

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Crafting with the Perfect Teddy Elephant Pattern: Elephant Love
Teddy Elephant

Crafting with a teddy elephant pattern is a delightful endeavor that combines creativity with the joy of handmade creations. There’s something truly special about bringing these gentle giants to life through fabric and stitching.

In this guide, we’ll explore the process of crafting with the perfect teddy elephant pattern, while delving into the emotional connection and love for elephants that inspires us all.

From selecting the right materials to understanding the intricacies of the pattern guide, each step in the crafting journey is an opportunity to express your creativity and passion. Join us as we embark on this whimsical adventure, where every stitch and seam is infused with love and care.

Get ready to unleash your inner artist and create a cherished companion that will bring joy for years to come.

Download the Free Teddy Elephant Pattern

Follow the instructions below:

  1. From a computer (Windows).
    Click on the photo of the pattern you see below. In the new tab that will open, you press the right mouse button and select the “Save image as …” option. Then you choose where you want the image to be saved on your computer.
  2. From a phone or a tablet (Android). There should be something similar for mobile devices with Android or iOS.
    Click on the image. Save it by holding your finger on the image and selecting the “Save Image” option. Then go to your photo gallery and print it (there is an option).
Crafting with the Perfect Teddy Elephant Pattern: Elephant Love
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List of Materials

Before diving into the crafting process, it’s essential to gather the necessary materials. Here’s a list of what you’ll need:

  1. Viscose Steiff Schulte with a 6 mm pile length (approx. 1/16 piece).
  2. Strong threads match your fabric color and a hand-sewing needle.
  3. Pins.
  4. Scissors.
  5. A pair of black glass eyes on a metal loop 16 mm in diameter.
  6. Faux eyelashes.
  7. A long needle for setting eyes (approx. 10 cm – 15 cm).
  8. Waxed thread.
  9. An awl.
  10. Discs 20 mm in diameter – 6 pieces. Discs 15 mm in diameter – 4 pieces.
  11. Washers 15 mm in diameter – 10 pieces.
  12. T-shaped cotter pins 2.0×20 – 5 pieces.
  13. Pliers.
  14. Synthetic filler for stuffing.
  15. Small metal or glass pellets for weight and a piece of fabric for encasing the pellets.
  16. Some materials for the tining of the face and the body.
  17. A small piece of felt.
  18. A piece of fabric for inner ears.
  19. Strong glue like UHU.

Crafting Process

Now, let’s dive into the crafting process! Start by cutting out the pattern pieces from your chosen fabric, ensuring to follow the instructions provided in the pattern guide. Once cut, begin stitching the pieces together, paying close attention to the details to bring your elephant to life.

  • Stitch the darts, highlighted in green.
  • Stitch the two mirror parts of the head according to the marks from A to B.
  • Stitch the head with the Back of the Head according to the marks B-B1 to C-C1.
  • Stitch the Back of the Head according to the marks B1-D
  • Sew the ears.
  • Sew the body.
  • Sew the hands.
  • Sew the legs and sew on the soles.

Stuff the head and the limbs and insert the joints.

Attach the eyes, and create felted eyelids without needle felting with the eyelashes.

Sew the ears to the head. Then attach the head to the body.
Attach the limbs, add weight, and fill out the elephant’s torso. At the end, sew on a tail.

Personal Touches and Customization

Crafting with the Perfect Teddy Elephant Pattern: Elephant Love
Plush Elephant

One of the joys of crafting is the opportunity to add personal touches and customization to your creations.

Trim the fur on the trunk and limbs and add shadings. In addition, add some shading around the eyes and the ears. Draw the elephant’s eyebrows and add cute stitches.

Consider adding unique embellishments or accessories to your teddy elephant, such as a bow tie or a miniature hat. Let your creativity soar as you infuse your personality into your handmade masterpiece.

Troubleshooting Tips for Your Teddy Elephant Project

  1. Fabric Selection: The teddy elephant pattern is designed to be sewn from viscose Steiff Schulte with a 6 mm pile length. Choosing a different fabric may pose challenges, especially if the fabric is too thick or lacks the necessary drape. If opting for an alternative fabric, ensure it has similar characteristics to Viscose to ensure ease of sewing and manipulation of small parts.
  2. Stitching Accuracy: Achieving precise stitching is crucial for assembling the teddy elephant accurately. If encountering difficulty in aligning seams or achieving neat stitches, consider using pins or clips to secure fabric layers in place before sewing. Additionally, practicing on scrap fabric can help refine your stitching skills and ensure professional-looking results.
  3. Proper Stuffing Technique: Achieving the right level of padding is critical to creating a slender and cuddly baby elephant plush. The head should be stuffed very tightly. Add the filling gradually, using small amounts at a time and carefully shaping the toy. Pay special attention to detailing intricate areas such as the trunk to create a plush and realistic look.
  4. Patience and Practice: Crafting, like any skill, takes time and practice to master. If you encounter challenges or make mistakes along the way, don’t be discouraged. Instead, view them as learning opportunities and opportunities for growth. Take breaks when needed, and don’t rush through the process. With patience, perseverance, and practice, you’ll continue to improve your skills and create beautiful handmade treasures.


Crafting with the perfect teddy elephant pattern is a labor of love that yields beautiful results. As you stitch and create, remember the joy and satisfaction that comes from bringing something special into the world with your own hands. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or embarking on your first sewing adventure, may your journey be filled with creativity, passion, and plenty of elephant love.

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4 thoughts on “Crafting with the Perfect Teddy Elephant Pattern: Elephant Love”

  1. Hi Hanna, your guide on crafting with the perfect teddy elephant pattern captures the essence of creative joy and the personal connection that crafters can establish with their handmade projects. You provide a comprehensive walkthrough, from material selection to the final touches that personalize each teddy elephant, ensuring even beginners feel equipped to embark on this crafting journey. Your attention to detail, combined with troubleshooting tips and encouragement for customization, makes this article not just a pattern guide but an invitation to explore creativity, patience, and the unique satisfaction of bringing a teddy elephant to life.

    • Hey there! Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughtful feedback! 🐘💕 It warms my heart to hear that you found the guide on crafting the perfect teddy elephant pattern so inspiring and helpful. I’m thrilled to know that it resonated with you and captured the joy of creative expression and the special bond we form with our handmade creations. Crafting truly is a journey, and I’m delighted to be able to share it with fellow enthusiasts like you. If you ever have any questions or want to share your own crafting adventures, feel free to reach out anytime! Happy crafting! ✨🎨

  2. Hi!

    Such a cute teddy elephant! It’s surprising how many equipments and materials you need to craft one. Not my type of freetime activity but I apreciate this sofisticated art, I would accept one as a gift. It surely took a lot of tries and expertise to come up with such an interesting and simple looking blueprint for it.

    Very nice tutorial, thanks for sharing,

    • Hey Cortes!

      Thanks for stopping by and checking out the tutorial! 🐘 Crafting teddy elephants definitely requires some materials and equipment, but it’s all part of the fun, right? And I totally get it if it’s not your cup of tea, but hey, never say never! Who knows, you might just find yourself getting cozy with some fabric and a sewing needle one day. 😉 Glad you enjoyed the tutorial, and if you ever decide to give it a shot or need any tips, feel free to reach out!

      Keep crafting,



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