Rawr means I love you in dinosaur and what’s not to love about this sweet dinosaur softie?
It’s made with soft minky so it’s perfect for little ones to cuddle with.
The ribbons add a cute touch and make it a great sensory toy for little hands.
I made this little “rawr-rawr” for my cute nephew who loves dinosaurs.
It was so easy to whip up I can’t wait to make more for the other little boys and girls in my life!
– Supplies –
– Supplies –
Fabric (I used 1/4 yard Baby Blue Rose Cuddle Minky)
Ribbon (I used 1 1/2″ Sand N Sea Preppy Stripes Ribbon,1 1/2″ Brown with White Polka Dots Ribbon, 7/8″ White With Brown & Turquoise Polka Dots Ribbon, 7/8″ Copen Satin Double Faced Ribbon, 1/2″ Adorn It Dotty Dots Ribbon, 5/8″ Blue Peacock Vintage Ribbon, 3/8″ Aquamarine with White Swiss Dots Ribbon, 3/8″ Dark Royal Solid Grosgrain Ribbon, 7/8″ Brown Solid Grosgrain Ribbon, and 1/2″ Royal Blue Ric Rac)
Paper to draw out a pattern
The first thing you’ll need to do is make yourself a pattern.
Wrapping paper works great! Its inexpensive and lightweight.
Draw a simple dinosaur shape on your paper.
Fold your paper over and cut out two dinosaur shapes at the same time.
My dinosaurs measure about 16″ x 10″ but you can make yours whatever size you want as long as you have enough fabric.
Pin both of the dinosaur “patterns” to the wrong side of the minky fabric.
Cut out your minky around the the patterns.
Minky is messy stuff! So, keep a lint brush handy!
Set your dinosaurs aside and cut your ribbon into 5″ strips.
Prepare your minky dinosaurs by placing the right sides together.
Pin your ribbons to the dinosaur so they are facing toward the inside of the dinosaur body and “sandwiched” between the two dinosaur pieces.
After you sew the dinosaur and turn it inside out the ribbons will be facing out.
Continue pinning your fabric together all the way around the dinosaur pieces.
Begin sewing your dinosaur pieces together. Make sure to backstitch.
I started sewing on the right foot.
Continue sewing all the way around your dinosaur, removing the pins as you go.
Leave an opening so you can turn it right side out.
I left the spot between the legs open.
Turn your dinosaur right side out.
You can use That Purple Thang to help with the tail.
I couldn’t find mine so I used my Easy Turner.
You can also use the eraser side of a pencil, just be careful not to poke it through the fabric.
Stuff your dinosaur with fiberfill, adding just a little at a time.
Fold the raw edges inward and hand sew the opening shut.
Isn’t he cute?
To complete your dinosaur you just need to add some eyes.
I used buttons but if you’re making your dinosaur for an infant you may want to consider using felt or safety eyes instead.
And that’s it!
Now he’s ready to be cuddled!
Now you can make a whole herd of dinosaurs!