You will need:
- a hot water bottle;
- felt in black, white and yellow;
- 1 fat quarter or about 40cm black faux fur;
- 1 fat quarter or about 40cm white faux fur;
- paper and pen;
- needle and thread;
Step 1: Make Your Template
Mine wouldn't fit on the paper so I trapped two pieces of paper together.
One you have a Gunter shape, fill in the details as shown. To make it easier later on you could omit the flippers as they're a bit fiddly to sew.
Step 2: More Templates!
The back is made of two pieces which overlap a bit, like an envelope. This is so that you can actually get the bottle into the cover.
If you forget to draw the hem on like I did with the tummy piece then don't worry. Just don't forget to leave 2cm when you start cutting the fabric.
Step 3: Cut It Out
For the face and feet, use the felt. To get the eyes nice and round I just drew around some round things.
Step 4: Stitch It
For the back, first hem the bottom edge of the top piece and the top edge of the bottom piece. Pin the top piece in place first with the fluffy sides facing inwards. Sew around the edges. Pin and sew the bottom piece afterwards with the top edge slightly overlapping the top piece. When you turn it inside out the top piece will extend over the bottom piece like an envelope.