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.
Sewing machine (optional)
Step 1: Monster Design
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.
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
(you DID remember to leave an opening right? good.)
Step 4: Feeding Time
Personally, I prefer polyester fiber stuffing.