Froggy is one of the softie projects in my book Sew Together Grow Together: Sewing Projects for Parents and Kids but here’s a quick free frog softie pattern for you to try.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Rice grains or any other weighting material
WHAT TO DO:
1) Download and cut out the template
2) Pin your two pieces of fabric right sides together
3) Place the template on the fabric and trace around. The line you are drawing is your sewing line.
4) Sew around Froggy leaving a gap for turning.
5) Trim 1/4″ from your sewing line. Make small snips in the fabric as indicated by arrows in the template and be careful to not cut your sewing line…and now turn right side out.
6) Fill Froggy with about one and a half cups of rice…pin and sew the gap closed.
7) Glue on wiggly eyes.
Remember…Froggy needs to be sewn with a small running stitch or back stitch so that the rice doesn’t “leak” out.
In classes I only make Froggy with my “experienced sewers” as his curves can be a bit tricky to sew, especially around the little webbed fingers…so if you’re making this with your kids and want to simplify his curves you can round out his hands as shown by the dotted line in the template.
The girls in my classes LOVE to dress Froggy up…tutu-like skirts from lace, beaded bracelets, little knitted scarves, necklaces, bows/ribbons, etc…as you can see, Froggy usually ends up as a girl…my Froggy, however, is a boy.
If you’re not sure what stitches to teach your kids take a look at my Essential Stitches guide.
Luciana F. Damiano says
This a beautiful little frog!
I think this is the one we had to make in Year 7 textiles!
Miss Prudence says
I feel a frog in my sewing box coming on or is that out?
Stay tuned! Thanks Trixi
Dee Monster says
Quick question. You filled him up with rice and you are leaving him outside… is that okay? What if it rains? Or dew?
Bente-I like to QuiltBlog says
-thank you Trixi for this tutorial, I use to have a frog like this in my childhood ☺
Just amazingly cute:) Thank you for sharing!!
Thank you so much! The Froggy template isn't downloading in it's entirety for me. Am I doing something wrong?
Hi JenE…no that's me, thanks for letting me know. I haven't quite mastered adding documents to my blog …yet! Anyway I have fixed the problem but if you have any more trouble let me know.
Thanks trixi! : )
The Craft-Arty Kid says
Ooh this brings back memories. My Mum made me a frog very similar to this, filled with rice like yours. He got a hole in his arm at one point so I made him a sling out of a bit of sock. Good times!
Germany loves Froggy.
I`ve made this little beautiful frog and more than 300 people would like to sew him too. Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you for this pattern, Trixi! I have some neighbours who have just had their 3rd baby – so I thought I would make 3 for each child.
Ho Petra, That sounds like such a sweet idea! I’d love to see a pic of your frogs if that’s ok with you 🙂 Thanks for you comment! Made my day!!!