Hello! Today I am excited to share with you a tutorial for Candy Corn baby toys! I think they would make great Halloween gifts for the little ones in your life – they are suitable for babies and toddlers!
- Printable pattern: Candy Corn Baby Toy Pattern
- White fabric
- Orange fabric
- Yellow fabric
- Striped fabric for legs
- Black fabric for wings
- Ribbon scraps
- Black felt
- Black embroidery floss
- Plastic baby ring toys
- Sewing notions like scissors, thread, pencil, and ruler.
* A quick note about safety: Always use your own discretion when making toys for your toddler or baby. This toy is meant to be used under your supervision and should never be used as a pillow or toy in a baby’s crib. Pre-wash all fabrics and ribbons (I hand wash my ribbons). Use a small stitch length and test your seams by pulling on them.
STEP 1: Cut out all fabric pieces using the printable pattern above. The pattern does not include seam allowance so be sure to add your seam allowance to each piece. I chose to add a 1/4″ seam allowance, but it is up to you whatever you are comfortable with.
STEP 2: Sew the legs by folding each in half with right sides together. Sew using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Flip tubes inside out and press with seam on one side.
STEP 3: Tie a knot about halfway in each leg. Leg 1 is finished by just creating a loop for the plastic rings. Fold the end of the leg under 1/4″ and then again 1.5″ and sew along the top folded edge. This creates a loop with no raw edges visible.
For the other leg, you are adding ribbon loops to the edge. I folded the bottom of the leg up so it would be the same length as my first leg. Then sew your ribbon loops to that folded up edge. I then folded the end back down to cover up the ends of the ribbons I just sewed. You can fold the final edge under 1/4″. There’s a lot of folding here – 3 times total, but when you are finished, there are no raw edges and the tops of your ribbon loops are completely encased. I usually stitch across the ribbon loops several times since babies tend to bite and pull on these.
STEP 5: Add the face to the front body piece. I cut two small circles out of black felt and machine stitched them on. I drew a smile in pencil and then did a simple running stitch in black embroidery floss over the pencil line. I kept both my knots on either end small and on the wrong side of the fabric.
STEP 6: Add ribbon loop hair. Pin three ribbon loops to the top of the candy corn body (your back piece without the face on it), pin them on the right side of the fabric facing down. Stitch them in place.
STEP 7: Make the wings! Sew your wings, right sides together. Flip inside out and press. Stuff with torn up pieces of cellophane.
STEP 8: Sew the body together. The hair ribbons should already be attached to your back body piece. Now you can go ahead and attach the wings and legs. Lay your two body pieces together, right sides together and stitch the body together leaving the bottom open. Make sure the long legs don’t get caught in your seam as you sew!
STEP 9: Sew the bottom piece to the body. Leave a small gap in the back so you can stuff the candy corn.
STEP 10: Finishing touches! Flip the body inside out through the small gap. Stuff the toy until it is firm and then hand sew the hole closed. I added a bow to one of my candy corn toys to make it girly.