New elephant style
This particular style of elephant keepsake is brand new. The pattern is one that I have created myself. The style is so new that I only have the photos of my demo model made to sell my sewing pattern.
The vital statistics
Your elephant will be 35cm tall when seated to the top of the ears, 28cm wide from side to side, and 21cm from front to back. When standing he or she will be 47cm tall.
The panels that make up the arms, legs and body are nice and wide to show off plenty of details from your clothing. For a baby’s keepsake there is plenty of room on the ears for me to embroider your little one’s name, date of birth, birth weight and time.
And in the case of a bereavement keepsake there is plenty of room on the ears for your loved one’s name, maybe their dates or ‘with love’ or ‘always with you’ to be embroidered on. Elephants are particularly suitable as bereavement keepsakes with their reputation for never forgetting.
To make you a keepsake elephant from baby clothes I will need 8-10 babygros or an equivalent amount of clothing. I can work with any clothes from hats to cardis to dresses to socks and trousers. I say babygros as a guide to the quantity of fabric I need in order to make your keepsake. When you send me your clothes let me know if any particular item is really important to you and I will endeavour to place it in a position where as much of it as possible is on show.
To make you a keepsake elephant from adult clothing one shirt or tshirt is enough fabric. However using more will add interest to the finished keepsake and the more items your keepsake is made from the more precious memories it will hold for you.
Embroidery of names and dates to personalise your keepsake is always included.
One final word
Keepsake elephants are created using the clothes that you send to me. They have button jointed moveable limbs and black plastic safety eyes. They are filled with polyester toy stuffing. Keepsakes are not toys as they cannot be CE tested and often have large areas of handstitching.
I will add some more photos as soon as I have them. In the meantime her are all the views of this elephant