Minkee fabric is super soft and great for making adorable plush toys! It doesn’t take a lot of fabric to create a cute one of a kind toy! Here is what you’ll need:

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Minkee – I used 1/3 yard Turquoise Dimple Dot Minkee – how much you need will depend on the size plush you are making, buttons for eyes, thread, stuffing, and a marking pen.

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My wacky plush guy (who I’ve named Kevin) was drawn freehand, I wanted him to be a fun shaped little critter so I just doodled a bit until he was born.  Have fun with it!

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Trace your pattern onto the wrong side of you fabric, make sure to mark where you want your buttons to be for the eyes.

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Sew your button eyes onto the right side of your fabric! You can also add a face with embroidery floss, have fun!

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Pin your front and back pieces with right sides together.

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Sew the pieces together using your traced pattern lines as a guide. Be sure to leave a 2″ opening at some point (I put mine between Kevin’s legs), you will need the gap so that you can flip it right sides out.

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Cut around your shape close to the stitch lines.

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Using the gap left in the stitching, turn right sides out!

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Stuffing time!

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After you have completely stuffed it, hand stitch the gap closed.

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There you have it! An adorable little plush creature! Now go have fun with him!

Happy sewing!!

Alexis

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