Teddy Hippo Sewing Pattern (hippo01)

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Hanna Kampourogianni

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Download a free teddy hippo sewing pattern. Check out the list of required materials and make your cute jointed hippo.

Hippopotamus is a large semiaquatic mammal, from the image of which you can create amazing cute toys.

Teddy Hippo Sewing Pattern (hippo01)
Small jointed teddy hippo.
Teddy Hippo Sewing Pattern (hippo01)
Click for full size. There is a pattern download guide at the end of the article.

The List of Materials

1. A piece of faux fur for miniature teddies approximately 21×27 cm.

2. Strong threads, the same color as your plush fabric, and a needle for hand sewing.

3. Scissors.

4. A pair of glass eyes – 14 mm in diameter.

5. Discs: for the head 15 mm – 2 pieces, for the hands 12 mm – 4 pieces, for the legs 18 mm – 4 pieces.

6. Washers – 10 pieces.

7. T-shaped cotter pins – 5 pieces.

8. Synthetic filler.

9. Metal or glass pellets for the weight (small diameter).

10. A small piece of fabric for the ears and legs.

11. A small piece of felt for the eyelids.

12. Glue UHU.

13. Orange, pink, brown, and black oil paints.

14. Brushes.

15. A ribbon.

16. A charm.

17. A long needle (10 cm).

18. Pliers.

19. An awl.

Check out the stuffed hippo making tutorial, where you can learn how to make jointed limbs and its head, create a face design, and arrange the pattern pieces for an economical plush fabric cut.

How to download a pattern:

  1. From a computer (Windows).
    Click on the photo of the pattern, and select the “Save image as …” option.
  2. From a phone or a tablet (Android). There should be something similar for the iPad.
    Click on the image. Save it by holding your finger on the image and selecting the “Save As” option. Then go to your photo gallery and print it (there is an option).

Check out other free teddy bear and stuffed animal patterns.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

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6 thoughts on “Teddy Hippo Sewing Pattern (hippo01)”

  1. Wow, this is such a fantastic blog post! I absolutely love the idea of creating a cute jointed hippo toy using the free teddy hippo sewing pattern. The list of required materials is really helpful and makes it easy to gather everything I need. I appreciate the step-by-step instructions on how to download the pattern, especially the tips for different devices. It’s great to know that there are other free teddy bear and stuffed animal patterns available too. Thank you for sharing this wonderful resource! I do have a question though – do you have any tips for beginners who are new to sewing toys?

  2. Wow, I love this, this is sooo cute! I can’t wait to start sewing this! Can I ask you though where I could find a piece of faux fur for miniature teddies please? Do I need to go to a store, or can I find some online? Also, my little niece is also crazy about elephants besides hippos, can I find a pattern for this as well? thanks!

    • Thank you! The faux fur you can find online on Etsy or in some online shops which sell supplies for teddy bear makers. There are a lot of them in Europe, the USA, Australia, etc. 

      The teddy elephant pattern is here https://teddybearart.com/eleph

      Enjoy your sewing!

  3. Hello Hanna! This looks like a very unique and beautiful hippo! What a nice craft idea to make with the kids. I love the fact that you could download the pattern and use this activity to promote family time (and save money on toys too!). I like the fact that your post starts defining what is a hippo and showing a picture of the completed teddy hippo. This makes the post interesting since the beginning, it is not only a pattern with a list of materials.

    How did you learn this fascinating craft?

    • Hello  Karidsa!

      Happy that you like my article and the pattern. Thank you for your kind words!

      I started making teddy toys more than 10 years ago as a hobby and then it became my job. Teddy bears and other teddy animals are very popular among collectors all over the world. Now I am trying to be helpful to other people to turn their teddy bear-making hobby into a job.


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