My little monkey loves playing with swords and at home there is none (first boy after 2 girls). As much as I like to see him having so much fun with swords, I think that sword toys can be dangerous (specially seeing the way he plays and fights with them, kind of gets scary sometimes ;-). So I decided to make a soft sword for him (I am a happy sewing mama) so he could play with his soft sword and hurt no one (not even breaking my flower pots).
As it is usual in this sewing related blog, I like sharing with you my little sewing tutorials and the sewing patterns I make. So if you keep on reading, you’ll find the soft sword pattern below for you to download and cut, and herewith the sewing tutorial to easily make this soft sword.
Handmade soft sword materials:
- 2 different fabrics, recommended (you could use fabric remnants too)
- my soft sword pattern (you’ll see the link below)
Cut the pattern. You’ll see you have 3 pieces, A and B have to be taped together. Seam allowances are included in this pattern.
Trace the sword pattern on your fabrics. You’ll have 2 pieces of each, the sword grip and the sword blade.
Sew the grip to the blade, right sides facing. Do the same with the front and back pieces.
Sew the front and back pieces together, leaving a gap to turn it inside out.
Before turning it, crop the corners and notch the angles in between the grip and the blade.
Iron the sword.
Insert the bating through the gap to fill the sword.
Finish the soft sword by doing a blind stitch on the gap you left.
And tadah! your little monkey will have tons of joy playing with this soft sword and hurting no one.