Thursday, March 12, 2015

Pattern Review: Babies First Toys Flosstyle

While I'm certainly over the baby stage (myself!), I seem to be surrounded by lots of preggy ladies and newborns at the moment. I'm always looking for cute little gifts to give, especially since I seem to make these great big quilts now! This pattern would really suit newborn to 18 month old babies. 

Babies First Toys Flosstyle

This pattern has lots of opportunity for personalisation. Included in the pattern is the little giraffe (which I did below), elephant, seahorse, dinosaur, mini ball (which I did below) and balloon ball cover.

I did this cute, little ball and have another cut out at home. I love that it uses up little scraps of fabric to make - just don't look too closely at my point there! I added a little rattle on the inside to make a gentle noise as baby plays. 

So easy to put together and perfectly sized for small hands. You could certainly increase the pattern to make different sized versions.

I wanted to be quick with my giraffe so rather than the ruffles in the pattern, I added a little line of ricrac for the 'mane'. I also added a rattle. I kinda like my handmade fabric version of that very famous plastic chew toy version of giraffe (you get what I mean right!!). 

Will I make this again? - absolutely, I have a couple of elephants cut out ready to sew too! 

Will I make this to sell for Lil Pip? – perhaps, they are super cute

Pattern: Babies First Toys available via Etsy 
Fabric: Riley Blake Sew Cherry for the giraffe and Delovely Flowers by Cosmo Cricket for Andover Fabrics for the ball

Difficulty (1-10 scale with 1 being easy and 10 hard): Quite an easy beginner pattern so just a 2 or 3 on the scale!
Time: Allow just 30 minutes hours to whip this one up!

(Lil Pip has received no payment or sponsorship for this review – I do it because I want to share my experiences)


  1. The toys turned out lovely. I bet they were a nice break from sewing quilts (in a positive way). Thanks for the link to the pattern shop. Might come in handy!

  2. It might take them at some point to manufacture one yet it is remunerating once they have made the principal venture individually.CUTE DANCING CHRISTMAS ELECTRIC TOY SANTA


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