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Whale Printable

Free Whale Printable at

Today I have a free printable for you today! This is Ahab the Whale (his parent's have a sick sense of humor when it comes to naming their children). He's just a little guy, but his heart is very big! Here's how to make him:


  • Ahab the Whale Pattern
  • Printable fabric sheets. These are special fabric sheets that you can run through your InkJet printer. You can get them at Joann's and other fabric/craft stores or order them online. *If you can't find them you can also print the image onto iron-on paper and work that way.
  • 8.5" x 11" piece of fabric for the back. You can do it in plain cotton or patterned fabric-go crazy!
  • Sewing supplies
  • Stuffing


  • Print out the whale image onto a printable fabric sheet according to manufacturer's instructions.
  • Place the printed fabric sheet, right side facing up on a work surface.
  • Lay your backing fabric over it, right side facing down. Pin together.
  • Stitch around the whale leaving a 1/2" to 1" border all around the image. (The printable fabric sheet is thin enough to allow you to see the image.)
  • Leave a 1" opening at the base of the whale for turning.
  • Once you have sewn around the whale, cut out the shape, leaving a 1/4" distance from the stitching. Clip around the curves.
  • Turn the fabric right side out through the opening at the base.
  • Press the fabric and then stuff.
  • Hand-stitch the bottom opening closed.

*This project is for personal use only. The whale image is copyrighted to Laura Bray, 2014.

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