Who doesn’t like to play and cuddle with plush toys? Everyone, I guess. However, have you ever thought of making your own at home? In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a sewing stuffed creature with basic materials. So get going and customize one yourself.
Making a stuffed creature is simple if you get all of the required supplies on board. To construct your own personalized stuffed creature at home, you’ll need to have the following elements:
- Patterned fabric
So now you have all of the ingredients, let’s just start crafting a stuffed creature. If you adhere to the guidelines to the point, making your stuffed creature will be quick and easy:
Step 1: Firstly, choose a fabric for making your stuffed creature. Cotton quilting material, which comes in various interesting patterns and feels, is a great fabric for newbies. If these aren’t available, you can also use old rags.
Choose your fabric
Step 2: Next, choose the creature you would like to stuff. You can make an outline sketch yourself or download ready-made templates from the internet.
Sketch out the shape
Step 3: You’ll have to copy your template to your fabric after you’ve finished it. Place your material on top of the template. With either a dark pen or a piece of chalk, form a circle around the online. Repeat on both sides of your stuffed animal. Following the line you created, cut your fabric.
Outline the shape
Step 4: To ensure that the two layers of fabric stay aligned before stitching your animal, use regular sewing pins to put them together. Your fabric should be pinned from the inside out. Pin your animal’s border horizontally with the pins. All of your pins should be about 1/2 inch away.
Pin-up the sides
Step 5: Then, take the fabric and sew all the sides leaving around 1 and a half inches to fill in the creature. Pull all normal pins from your creature’s edges once you’ve finished sewing.
Sew the sides
Step 6: Pull the cloth through the opening you left unstitched and flip it inside out using the opening you left unstitched. Pulling all of the material through your entire body may take some time. The rough stitches should be covered when you flip it inside out, revealing the excellent side of your material.
Fill in your shape
Step 7: Lastly, through the opening, fill in enough cotton for the creature to be fluffy. Taking the same thread, sew the last opening and trim any extra piece of thread.
Sew the opening
Step 8: Your stuffed creature is all ready to be cuddled.
Sewing stuffed creature
- Measure correctly: Make sure the measure is taken correctly to fit correctly.
You’re invited to give it a shot on your own. Now it’s upon you to think of new concepts. You have now learned how to make a sewing stuffed creature by following these procedures. So gather your supplies and wait to see what happens.
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer and a content creator. He has special interest in science experiments and teaches the same to school and college students. He is also a technical lead at RUDE LABS PVT. LTD.