By EcoCraft Contributor Amy from the blog The EcoCrafter
Learn how to make cute fuzzy monster stuffies. These are a super-easy way to introduce kids to sewing. With minimal materials, basic skills, and about 15 minutes you can make your very own DIY monster toys!
These monsters are great fun to make but, equally important they are great fun to play with. Nothing beats a handmade toy that can hold up to rough play that is as fun as store-bought toys.
- Fake fur
- Needle, larger needles work best when working with kids
- Embroidery floss
- Fabric scraps or stuffing
Cut a strip of fake fur. I cut mine to 2.75 by 6 inches but any size rectangle will work.
Fold fake fur strip in half and plan where you want the eyes and nose. Once planned, thread your needle and sew on the buttons starting from the inside of the fabric. Make sure to knot your floss securely.
Fold the rectangle of fake fur in half again and sew along two of the three sides. An overcast stitch works well. It is easy for beginner sewers and does a good job keeping the seams closed.
Fill stuffy with pieces of scrap fabric or stuffing.
Sew shut the remaining open side.
There you go. Your very own monster stuffy. Style its hair, play catch, or make a family for your new friend.