Yoshi is my favorite game character and since I didn't have any Yoshi stuffed animals yet I thought why not make one...and since I was going to make one, why not make him huge!

Step 1: Making the Pattern

I started out by buying a small Yoshi stuffed animal so that I could take him apart and create my pattern. (Don't worry, I sewed him back together at the end)

To take the toy apart I just started by snipping one of the seams and pulling out the thread. I didn't cut any of the fabric since I needed everything in tact to create the pattern. 

Once I had all of the pieces taken apart, I ironed them flat, pinned them to paper and traced out the shapes. I labeled everything and took a lot of pictures so I would be able to figure out how it went back together.

I tested out my new pattern by making a small yoshi, the same size as the one I bought, and everything went together great :)

Next I scanned my pattern into photoshop, traced it in illustrator so I would have clean lines, and blew it up 600%! I tiled out the pattern so I could print it out and tape it together and the final count was 77pages!

<p>Thank you for making this awesome tutorial! Love my 8'' Yoshi! Been wanting to make this for a year. Finally got around to it. I want to make one more. Hope I can find the time. God bless!</p>
So I'm very interested in doing the project. I make a lot of plushies, so I have a lot of minky laying around. However, I have never made anything of this scale before. With some knit interfacing, do you think a fabric like minky could support something so massive? (It would also be a first for me using knit interfacing).
Hi mactothefuture, <br>I was wondering if you would consider making a giant pink yoshi for sale. If so how much would you charge? I'm not crafty at all but really want to get a giant pink yoshi as a birthday gift for someone special. :)
<p>Thank you SO much! There is going to be one VERY happy little boy on Christmas morning thanks to your pattern and instructions!!!</p>
<p>This is AMAZING!! Thank you SO much for sharing!! Seeing this project being made makes my heart soar! I can't wait for your little boy to see this on Christmas, so special!! Well done my friend!! : )</p>
<p>Had to upload just one more picture so you could see how much he loves it! Thanks again!!! Your pattern is amazingly awesome!</p>
<p>So glad you did!! This is so adorable and made my day to see it!! May this little man and his Yoshi build some memorable moments to cherish together!! Love it!! Thank You for sharing!!</p>
<p>I'm curious to know if I might be able to use the templates to knit out the fabric pieces I would need and then seam them together to make a knitted yoshi. There are only a handful of knit yoshi patterns out there and they all look ridiculous. Crochet gets all the good plushy patterns. I'm definitely saving the PDFs so I can try it eventually. </p>
A knit version would be AMAZING! I don't have experience knitting but I definitely think you could do it! And I would absolutely love to see that!
Sorry if you already answered this, but did you include the seam allowance in the small Yoshi pattern? You did an awesome job. It looks super professional!
Thanks so much! The little yoshi has 1/4&quot; seam allowance, I did a few areas with a sewing machine but a lot was hand sewn since its so tiny ; )
So much fun! :D Im thinking of making one more :D
He's AMAZING! Well done! And thank you so much for adding a photo! I love seeing more Yoshi's getting hugs! (I was so excited to hug mine!) As for making more, there can never be too many! ; )
<p>I made a small light blue yoshi plush! :D and thank you for your pattern : )</p>
He's so cute!!! Excellent job!! Thank you SO much for sharing!! ; )
<p>No problem ; D</p>
<p>I LOVE YOSHI!!!! ; )</p>
Thank You SOOOO Much LudwigT2!! : )
<p>I'm planning on making this for either my niece or nephew for Christmas this year! (I'm so excited!!)</p><p>Just for point of reference, about how tall would you say this turns out to be?</p><p>Thanks for posting this and thanks in advance to anyone who answers my question :) !</p>
Hey 297y! That is SO awesome that you would make this for your niece or nephew! I would have loved one of these as a kid at Christmas!<br><br>The Yoshi sits about 43&quot; tall, hope that helps and feel free to let me know if you have anymore questions ; )<br><br>
<p>Do you think I can do a project similar in size to this without a sewing machine?</p>
Hey JazmineB1! I would say yes! I definitely think its is possible, it would just take a bit longer but there is no fancy stitching involved so it is definitely do-able!
<p>Do you think I can do a project similar in size to this without a sewing machine?</p>
How much do all the materials for this cost all together ?<br>
<p>Hi Passwordd! I was able to make the whole project for about $130 USD :) Thanks for checking out the project!</p>
Hi, I was wondering if you could give me the measurements for the fabric you used to make the small yoshi plush, btw I'm extremely happy I found this my friend has been in the hospital and this is sure to cheer her up?
<p>Hi Selena! I do not have the fabric measurements for the small Yoshi but I believe a 1/4&quot; (or less in some areas) for each color would be plenty for the small Yoshi. I hope that helps, and I hope your friend gets better soon! : )</p>
<p>how much would it be to buy one from you????????????????????</p><p>please E-mail me @ <a href="mailto:lacibear052302@gmail.com" rel="nofollow">lacibear052302@gmail.com</a> </p><p>my little brother is in love with all of the Mario bros. characters and I would make one but im still a beginner. </p>
Thanks for your interest lacibear! I totally get the love for all things Mario bros. But unfortunatley I do not make these for sale. Even if your a beginner I know you can make it! Check out the comments, there have been lots of beginner success stories &amp; pictures!! And Im happy to answer questions if you have any! Best of luck! : )
Great project. Whats the seam allowance for the smaller yoshi? Plan to do a few for Christmas. Thanks
<p>Thank you! Sorry for the late reply in case you still want to make one (maybe Christmas 2016) I used 1/4&quot; seam allowance on the smaller one ; ) Thanks!</p>
<p>por tiny yoshi! HE IS DEAD!!! WAAAHH</p>
<p>Nahhhhhh! I sewed him back together once I was done, I could never kill a Yoshi! ; )</p>
<p>So I finally made my own after all that time^^ I was scared very often to make something wrong or had no time but now he's done &lt;3</p>
<p>AMAZING!! I'm SO happy you made him, he looks excellent, I love it! Well done! : ) And thank you so much for sharing! : )</p>
<p>I LOVE it!!!! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing, you really made me happy!!!! :D It's amazing, there's gonna be a Yoshi infestation in my sewing room for sure!! hehehe</p>
<p>Thank you so fricking much for this tutorial! I am starting to learn how to sow and every step is explained perfectly and understandably for beginners like me (this yoshi being my second project ever). </p><p>I have to admit I underestimated the size when I started to print it out but it's just amazing! Originally promised it to my nephew, but now that it's stuffed, I'm keeping it and gonna make another one for him haha. </p><p>For those that worry about stuffing being costly (being on a budget myself) I can recommend looking for second hand pillows and blankets. Wash it on a high temperature to sanitize it and perhaps a nice scented fabric softener. My parents had a few old pillows and a big blanket lying around in the attic that they didn't need anymore. Washed it, dried it, ripped out the stuffing and i was able to stuff everything except for the head and half of the nose. So in the end it only cost me like .... four bags of stuffing? Might still add some to the nose though.</p><p>Thank you again. This tutorial is AMAZING! I recommend it to everyone :D</p>
<p>Thank YOU so fricking much for sharing your experience!!! Your Yoshi is amazing and I am so impressed that you are just starting sewing and made this project!! Completely understandable that you would want to keep it : ) At least you have the pattern now for the second one! Pillows and blankets are excellent options for stuffing! This is the part it seems that most people get concerned about so its great to hear more ideas. Thanks again for sharing! My favorite part is hearing about a great experience and see the finished product! : )</p>
<p>Update: My nephews love it to bits, specially the little one (and to those who still underestimate the weight/size of the yoshi: It's taller and heavier than my 18 month old nephew!!! :O). Guess it'll be staying at grandma's so auntie and nephews can both still enjoy the plush hehe :)</p>
<p>This is THE BEST!!! So adorable!! To be a kid and have a Giant Yoshi.....Ahhhhhmazing!!! Excellent job and thank you SO much for sharing!! This made my day!! : ) P.S Grandma's house sounds fair haha! ; )</p>
<p>Thank you so much for this tutorial! My son decided that he wanted to be Yoshi a week before Halloween (he's 4 and changed his mind ALOT). I was trying to figure out what I could do to turn an old dragon costume that we had into Yoshi when I found your tutorial. It was perfect! I was able to re-size the smaller pattern to the sizes I needed and your instructions and pictures made it so easy to follow along! You helped to make Halloween great for my son and I cannot thank you enough!</p>
<p>This is SO awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing, he looks great! I am so happy this was able to help you and thrilled to have had a small part in helping your Halloween be great!! And congratulations on being the best parent ever for making your sons Yoshi dreams come true!! : )</p>
Hi! I love this plush so much. I know you've been asked countless times, but would you be willing to sell one? I can't afford a sewing machine, but I want to give this to my friend for Christmas.
<p>Hey you I am so impressed and inspired by your work. I will do this by myself and planning(actually its kinda project because I compare everything to lower the costs :D ) That brings me to my question, how much did you paid for this? I started to make the patterns(finished) and now I'm going to collect the materials. And its sooooo expensive^^ Do you have some tips for me? Some things are not that expensive but one thing, the stuffing, I calculated 13 x 1kg (about 2,2 pounds) and the price was 129 euros (about 146 dollars).<br>I hope to find a good solution for this ;)<br>Ps: I'm from germany so probably I won't get things you used</p>
<p>Hey!! Thanks so much!! Happy to hear your excited for this project!! This Giant project is on the more costly side depending on your materials. I was able to make the whole project for about $130 USD, I am not sure what stores you have availble in Germany but I bought my supplies at Joann's Fabric Store and used a lot of coupons! I was able to get about 50% off on all of my stuffing or I would have paid a pretty penny more! I would recommend looking online for stuffing, you should get a better deal if you buy in bulk, I used 458oz ( 28.625lbs / 13kg) . I tried looking up some options but was having trouble finding online stores that ship to Germany but I'm sure they're out there! Ebay, Alibaba &amp; Aliexpress might have some good options, it just takes a little digging! Removing stuffing from cheap pillows may also be an option. Another way to save on the cost is to use a fleece blanket for your main fabric, they are usually cheaper, better fabric and large enough for the project. I hope this helped some, I wish I had better answers for you! Good luck on the project!! Let me know if you have any other questions! : )</p>
<p>thanks a lot that you care :)</p><p>one big thing I made a very good deal. 23 USD for 10kg of stuffing, so I just need 3 more :D<br>so you used ultra cuddle fleece, I don't know if we have this here^^</p><p>I think I will take fleece.</p>
<p>Of course!! The best part of this project are the stories I read like yours of people who are actually making it!! : ) That's the best!! And excellent job on your stuffing find! ; ) And fleece will work great, it has a lot of the same qualities! Best of luck to you! Give your Yoshi a BIG hug for me when your done, I did and still do to mine! ; ) </p>
<p>The comment section wont work for me so I hope I can just ask here. I'm inspired to make my life size TARDIS, sorry for who-fanning on your mario-fan tutorial :)... so! I am thinking about where to put sandbags, it will definitely need them. Suggestions, anyone?</p>
<p>Can't get the PDFs to download. Tried iPad, Windows, no joy.</p>
<p>Hey! Sorry to hear that, I can send you the file via email if you would like, just leave your email or send it in a message : )</p><p>The file is also really large so it can take a long time to load. </p>

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