Since returning to college in January my creative life (including my blog!) has really felt the pinch of time. Between homework, family and orders, there just hasn’t been much (and definitely NOT enough) playtime. So, from now through August I am going to post a new softie of the week, every week, on Tuesday, with a pattern for you guys to use.
Softies are so much fun to make. They don’t take much time and I love that they can be so free and mismatched and made out of just about any kind of material you have hanging around.
Here is my first guy, a green fella… he got upset when I called him a monster, so let’s just keep that little bit between me and you. When I showed him to my husband he said, “I get the next one!” He wants me to make him a little bigger and heavier for a doorstop for his office. I think that is a great idea, so back to the sewing machine I go!
Just click and drag the pattern below to your desktop and print it out. Have fun creating!
A few basic directions:
1.Trace and cut two bodies out of your material. If you are using faux fur, flip the pattern piece for the second body piece. Trace and cut one bottom from same material.
2.Trace two eyes on doubled fabric. Stitch, leaving the straight side open. Turn right side out. Tuck straight edges to inside just a bit. Pin and Stitch to one side of the body. To keep them out of the way when sewing body, fold them to the center and put a gathering stitch in.
3.Stitch the mouth from triangle to triangle. I went back and forth a few times, but follow your creative muse!
4.Add fangs and any other extras!
5. Sew body parts together with 1/4″ seam, backstitch at turning opening (the little flap on the sides).
6. Pin and stitch bottom to body. Turn right side out.
7.Fill bottom with poly pellets. Stuff the rest of the body. Fold turning flaps to inside of body and hand sew opening closed. Pull gathering stitches from eyes and add buttons!
I’d love to post some of your creations from this pattern, so send me some photos!!!