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Froggy Long Legs - Children's Toy

Project by Sarah Holliman (SJ Stitchery)

A long legged bean bag frog friend made using British Waterways by Sarah Payne.

You will need:

  • Small amount of fabric for the frog body (I used a green from the British Waterways collection by Sarah Payne)

  • Dried Rice (optional)

  • Toy Stuffing

  • Buttons or Beads for eyes

  • Scissors/ Pins/Thread/Needles

This is a fun project to make your own Froggy Doll. I have added rice to the limbs of my Frog to give the feel of a bean bag Frog. If you wanted to gift your Frog to younger children, I would just use toy stuffing and embroider the eyes in place for safety instead of using the buttons.

To make Froggy Long Legs:

1. Firstly, you will need a frog template.

You could download a template or draw your own.

I have drawn a basic frog body shape and made extra long arms and

legs as shown below.

2. Cut out the template shapes and pin them onto the wrong sides your fabric.

3. You will need to cut out two body pieces, two arm pieces(x2) and two leg pieces (x2) from your fabric.

4. Sew around the pieces leaving an opening for turning.

5. Turn out your pieces and stuff firmly.

For my Frog, I used dried rice in the bottom of the limb pieces and then added a little bit of additional toy stuffing to the legs and arms.

6. Place the legs inside the bottom of the body piece and sew into place.

7. Take the arm pieces and pin them onto the sides of the body. I use a ruler to make sure both the arms are level.

Sew the arms onto the body ensuring they are secure.

8. Finally, add two eyes to the top of the body/head piece. I have used buttons, but why not experiment with different looks for your Frog – just have fun!

9. Your Frog is now complete and ready for lots of Froggy fun – why not add some accessories to your collection!

To see more from Sarah, follow her on Instagram @sjstitchery, or visit her website

Made by Sarah Holliman for The Craft Cotton Co 2022.

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