Freddie the Frog Softie

Categories: Utility, Gifts, Kid Friendly, Pillow, Doll, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Back to School

Freddie the Frog is a sweet little softie that any child will love playing with or using it with the lily pad nap mat shown below. He is constructed with one pattern piece and is so easy to make that it is a great beginner sewing project.

Freddie the Frog in His Lily Pond

Freddie the Frog in His Lily Pond

What you need to make this project

Materials
Poly-Fil® Poly Pellets® Weighted Stuffing Beads
1/4 Yard of Main Fabric
2 White Felt Circles 3/4"
2 Black Felt Circles 1/2/"
Coordinating polyester thread

Download Pattern

Supplies
Sewing machine and related supplies
Shears & Trimming Scissors
Wonder Clips® are preferred, but pins are acceptable
Point turner or some other blunt but pointed object
Hemostat is very helpful
Hand Needle
Funnel & Large Cup for Filling Frog with Pellets

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Instructions

Step One

NOTE:

  1. This project uses 3/8” seam allowances, except where noted.
  2. Use a pressing cloth if necessary and test all fabrics before pressing.

 

Please read the instructions below before beginning. Gather the materials and supplies.

Download pattern and print out  – Fairfield World Frog Pattern

 

 

Step Two

Cut the fabric as follows:

  • 2 pattern pieces from the main fabric*
  • 2 white felt circles about ¾” in diameter
  • 2 black felt circles about ½“ in diameter

* NOTE: If you are using a fabric with a nap, make sure that it is all going in the same direction.

Step Three

Applique the black circle to the bottom of the white circle.

Applique the Eye

Applique the Eye

Step Four

Applique the white of the eyes to the main frog fabric, noting placement in the picture.

Step Five

Pin 2 fabric pieces with right sides together.

Step Six

Stitch using a short stitch length and leaving an opening 1 ½” at the bottom of the frog. See pattern. Check both sides to make sure that there is no opening. Clip curves and all points carefully.

Step Seven

Turn right side out. Use a pointer to push out all the extremities.

Turn Right Side Out

Turn Right Side Out

TIP: Easily pull the extremities right side out with a hemostat.

Use Hemostats to Pull Extremities

Use Hemostats to Pull Extremities

Step Eight

Using a funnel, fill the frog with Poly-Fil® Poly Pellets® Weighted Stuffing Beads. Clip the opening closed.

Use a Funnel & a Cup to Assist with Beads

Use a Funnel & a Cup to Assist with Beads

Step Nine

Hand stitch the opening closed with a whip stitch.

Create Freddie’s Lily Pond Nap Mat. See the Link below.

Freddie's Lily Pond Home is a Nap Mat Pocket

Freddie’s Lily Pond Home is a Nap Mat Pocket

Enjoy!