Turtle Softie from Jeans and Skirt

I've got a bit of a turtle thing going on just now - with last week's Turtle Tote and my recent Jeans Pocket Turtle. I also volunteer at a local turtle rehabilitation centre where I help feed and look after sick turtles; and with the help of funds from my E-book, I also sponsor a turtle through the WWF (Mitch)

But back to my own made stuffed turtle!
I found the pattern through Pinterest several weeks ago and printed out the template pattern to try out. The tutorial and template download can be found here at Cup of Threads.

The shell I cut from the skirt, drew on the hexagon pattern using a cardboard template and pencil, then stitched over the lines.

Then I cut the head, arms and legs from the green jeans, and sewed and stuffed it all together.  I think he turned out really cute!

Hopefully another hot sale item for the school stall!

As always, I have a pile of left over fabric, zips, buttons etc - which will also be upcycled into things for the stall!

To see what else I've made for this year's school carnival from old clothes - go here. I'm using all old clothes from last year's carnival clothes stall, to show we can 'use what we've got' to raise funds for the school!

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  1. He's gorgeous Jill! Love your idea to draw and stitch the hexagonal design on the shell, it adds great detail. :)

  2. This turtle is just lovely, I really like it. You have used a nice combination of fabrics. I am sorry that the pattern is not more available. As always, you've done a beautiful creation by recycling materials. You always give us inspiration, excellent job Jill !!!!!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I'm in love with this! Thank you for sharing this with us! Pinned and tweeted! I hope to see you at tonight's party. We are always so impressed with your creations and can't wait to see them! Lou Lou Girls

    1. Thanks Kimberly - I'll be back to link more up again soon!


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