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There have been a lot of new babies lately and I needed something sweet and simple that I could whip up. So I’ve been working on these cute little giraffe softies from Lotta Jansdotter‘s Simple Sewing for Baby. This pattern was much easier to work with than the simple pants I tried a couple weeks ago.

I had this leftover cotton fabric from some chairs we reupholstered and I thought they’d be perfect for this project. It’s a cream, teal, and olive polka dotted cotton print with cotton poly fill, brown ribbon ears, and brown embroidered eyes and noise. I had the option of making them into rattles, but seeing they could be a choking hazard for little ones, I decided against it. The seems are machine and hand-sewn, with the ribbon sewn into the seems.

This is such a quick and simple project! I actually made six, but I’ve given a couple away already. As much as I’ve enjoyed making these, I wouldn’t be able to sell them online since they’re from a copyrighted publication. So I thought I’d take the opportunity to host my first giveaway instead.

I have an extra one and would like to share it with one of you wonderful readers! Just leave a comment below sharing your favorite baby gift (either given or received) by 11:59pm on Sunday, March 7, and I’ll announce the lucky winner on Monday. First-time readers are welcome to enter the giveaway too, so tell your friends! I look forward to hearing your baby gift ideas!