Introducing....Flippo the Hippo!
Flippo is the latest softie coming from my sewing room. This cutie is made from McCall's pattern M6484 and is 7" high and 15" long. I made Flippo using some light weight home decor fabric. This softie got brown safety eyes and a winter white satin ribbon bow. This hippo is also squeezable as I didn't stuff completely full--after all, who wants to hug a rock!
Here's Flippo's other side--don't you just love that fabric! Flippo has a cute little fringe tail made from the coordinating fabric also found on the belly. So what's the secret for getting such a smooth looking body--fusible fleece (ah, if only it was that easy for humans, lol) which was ironed to all pieces except the tail.
Flippo's belly is also a pink home decor fabric. I like the smaller print contrasting with the larger motif of the upper body. It also hides the closure seam very well! Overall, I love how Flippo turned out and so does my sister, the recipient of this little Christmas gift.