I recently purchased this great book. I love it. It is great for beginners and has so many fabulous patterns. There are clothes, tote bags, pillows, curtains, and even a dog coat. I bought this one along with Sew U, because of my sudden and irrational (for me) urge to make clothes. Go to Amazon and buy this book right now if you want a great sewing book with tons of helpful info.
The pattern for this sweet elephant is in this book. I'm so glad I bought this book when I did. Just in time for me to make the perfect gift for our sweet little friend who had her 3rd birthday this weekend. The instructions were clear and straightforward, and this little gal went together pretty quickly. The elephant pattern comes in two sizes, this is the Mommy size. My girls each want one in the Baby size. I decided to add a nice fabric bow to finish her off. But wasn't in love with it, so I changed it to a pink grosgrain ribbon with turquoise ric rac.
I think she is going to be well loved. x