Summer time! Pool time! Every pool party need some fun inflatables. This pattern includes instructions to make stuffed toys to look like pool inflatables for your doll. The pattern works with external seams for a more authentic inflatable look. These are not real inflatables and cannot be used in water. Remember your doll cannot play in real water!
The tubes are designed to fit 18 inch dolls like American Girl®. They have an open back so they will easily fit other play dolls of 16 - 20 inch size such as Bitty Baby.
Included in this PDF pattern are instructions to make three different birds, A flamingo, duck and swan.
The pattern works with NON-Fray fabric with a plastic consistency or non-fiber. I did not need any special accessories to work with this fabric but included is a guide to working with these fabrics.
Looking for more fun pool toy patterns? Check out the Doll Tag Clothing Swim Rings pattern also available on Pixie Faire!
Recommended Fabrics: This pattern is designed for NON-Fray fabric with a plastic consistency or non-fiber feel. Oil cloth; Laminated cotton; PVC and vinyl.
-Pool float: 11” x 35” fabric
-Duck beak: 2.5” x 5” orange fabric
-Duck eyes: Black and White fabric remnants
-Flamingo beak: Black and White fabric remnants
-Swan beak: Black and Orange fabric remnants
-Stuffing or toy filling – Grocery bag full (a lot of stuffing!)
-Machine Needle: Size 90
-Fabric marking pencil or chalk
-Glue Pen, Wonder clips, paper clips OR bobby pins
-Optional: Googly eyes (This can be a choking hazard for children under 3)
-Spare knitting needle or chopstick – To help with the stuffing
Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate
What You Get: One 18 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
This pattern was by far one of the most fun patterns I have made, I've only done the Duck so far but sure the other two should work out the same. I'm a beginner sewer and with these directions everything was a snap. I had a had time finding the fabrics so I ended up buying some Hotel grade plastic shower curtains in white and yellow worked well without using anything taped to my sewing machine table. I think the trick for me was going very slow.