You can see/print the alligator pattern here. It has 1/8″ seam allowances.
With right sides together sew the mouth to the face and belly piece.
With right sides together pin the top of the two side pieces together from dot to dot.
Sew from dot to dot.
Clip and notch.
Turn inside out and poke out corners. I carefully used the point of my scissors.
Fold the pleats at the dots.
Baste the pleats.
Next, with right sides together pin the alligator together matching up the legs. The pieces will sort of form a triangle. Leave an opening so that you can turn the alligator right side out.
At the tail sew around the point going over the other seam.
Because it’ll end up being 3-D, it is a little tricky to sew.
Make sure the seam allowances are open when you sew.
When you sew around the mouth, stretch the mouth straight but sew in a slight point.
Remember to clip and notch the feet.
Turn the alligator right side out, stuff, and hand stitch the opening closed.
Now give the alligator to a special little child to enjoy!
I also added some hand embroidered eyes.