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Frugality is my middle name. Couple that with my penchant for anything cute and you've got a heartbroken girl mourning her inability to dole out the big bucks to satisfy her cute quota.

But - not to worry!! Always on my toes to tangle myself into yet another ambitious project, knowing still that I only average a 20% success rate, I'd quickly found the remedy for my weakness.


Ingredients:

Fleece fabric
Sewing accessories
Sewing machine (optional)
Polyester filling
Scissors
 
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Step 1: Monster Design

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First things first, design your monster. For inspiration, I suggest digging deep into your repressed childhood or even adulthood memories and try to picture those invisible friends you used to have before you finally established your social skills.

Since you need two identical pieces for the front and back of your friend, I like to fold the fabric in half and cut the two at the same time.

Step 2: The Sewing Part.

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After you've transferred the image onto the fabric, you can then sew the 2 pieces together. If you have a sewing machine, that's awesome. Otherwise, be prepared to experience butt numbage from sitting down too long sewing the monstrosity together.

Don't forget to leave about an inch or 2 open for the stuffing to go in. I prefer stuffing through the armpit but if you have anatomical preference, do what works for you.

Step 3: Don't Run with Scissors

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Here's the fun part.. cut along the seams and flip him inside out through the opening.

(you DID remember to leave an opening right? good.)

Step 4: Feeding Time

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Unlike newborn babies and your pet bunny, it really doesn't matter what you feed your monster. That being said, feel free to stuff him with what ever you have lying around.. old socks, warped k'nex rods, peach fuzz, etc.

Personally, I prefer polyester fiber stuffing.

Step 5: Hair and Makeup

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Black thread on the white eyeballs really gives the little guy spunk.

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zifix4 years ago
hey, I used one of the images of this 'ible to make a template for anyone who might need it :)
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Kajnjaps4 years ago
Great instructable! Here's my try. Cheers, Kajnjaps
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sunnyb4 years ago
 Here's my take on Mr. Fudwuddle.
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Pikachette5 years ago
This is mine! It's named Grom x)
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how the heck do you do that? just like, sew the different peices together?
Yes, I just do that
it's not very complicate... just long =D

I sew the fourth parts of the two side individually, after I do the rest with the pattern =)
Wouldn't it be easier if you quartered two different colored sheets of felt or other fabric. Then sow then into two rectangles with you color layout. Pin the two pieces, seam sides out, together. Now transfer the pattern and follow the directions. I think it might be a bit tricky to match the pieces up once they were cut into eight pieces.
cuteaznprincesss (author)  Pikachette5 years ago
whoa.. niice!
hey :O
I saw your plushie in this web site

hugo l'escargot
kylara705 years ago
I enjoyed your instructable. I made 4 in one afternoon. I NEVERE would have thought of this by myself. My daughters enjoyed playing with them and helping to decorate them. Here is a picture.
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cuteaznprincesss (author)  kylara705 years ago
super cute!!
fluffy526011 month ago
Wow! That's really cool!
thisisdumb1 year ago
this design is protected by copyright and you are claiming as your own and encouraging others to copy it - here is the copyright info from the Uglydoll website

http://www.planetmusic.us.com/images_uglydoll/pdfs/Uglydoll_Copyright.pdf

and here is the copyright agreement from this instructables website
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Benbear thisisdumb11 months ago
this is dumb
cuteaznprincesss (author)  thisisdumb1 year ago
cool thank you so much for this detailed information. i will keep it in mind for any future endeavors i might seek to explore!

as for the dolls i make, i don't call them uglydolls or even venture to advertise them as such. uglydolls is an amazing company with a fine product that i alone could not recreate on my own. nor do i want to steal all their glory! this tutorial is simply a way to show people how to sew together a plush doll. sure, it resembles one of the uglydolls characters, but at the end of the day, it is just a sewing tutorial. nothing more.

i'm certain the instructables team has seen my tutorial and has made no effort to remove it. so until then, i think i'm in the clear! i do appreciate your diligence in monitoring and maintaining a copyright infringement-free universe for us all to coexist!
loveplushies11 months ago
Cute*
loveplushies11 months ago
So cut!
samalert1 year ago
My take on Spooky Alien ;p
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My second take
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Here is mine! I sewed him by hand and even stitched on a heart! Loved your instructable!
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i will definetly try it even though sewing is not my thing.Im always ready totake on a new challenge!
WHOABROYO1 year ago
This is a cool tutorial, this just doesn't seem like you "dug deep" to find your inspiration. I think you should reference ugly dolls as your inspiration, that way you might not get so much flack for ripping them off. I don't really think you ripped them off because they don't offer any doll exactly like this, but the resemblance is uncanny.
My dogs destroyed all my Uglydolls...I guess I know what I'm/they're getting for Christmas! Thanks so much for sharing; I've always looked at Uglydolls and thought to myself "psh I could make that" but I never actually tried!
thevoidfox1 year ago
Heres one i made its green but the camera kinda messed it up
how do you sew him closed??? theres still a hole after you stuff him! please help.
Try using a slip stitch. It's made to look "seamless."
how do you do the slip stitch?
Wow did you sell these 2 a shop called minotaur in Melbourne for more info go to:
http://www.minotaur.com.au/
I've been there and I know what you mean but they're not the same
really they look so slimier and I didn't know you went to Minotaur?
Yeah, its in the city.
frost3602 years ago
u know how u put the pins in what are they for do u use them to make em stick together or something?
HMice frost3602 years ago
Its to hold it so it doesn't come apart while you are sewing
frost3602 years ago
whats the thing u put inside to make it 3D or pop out or something....
like uhhhhhhhhhhh stuffing..
HMice frost3602 years ago
Its called fibre-fill as mentioned in Step 4
Wow did you sell these 2 a shop called minotaur in Melbourne for more info go to:
http://www.minotaur.com.au/
unexpired2 years ago
So cute! I'm going to do this with my sixth graders! To simplify it for them I am letting them choose between two creatures I drew based on all of the ones posted:
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yamayka2 years ago
Very cute!
jmoss43 years ago
its a uglydoll from the ugly guide series
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