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Making a stuffed animal AKA plush toy or "plushie" is not as difficult or expensive as it appears. In this Instructable I will take you through the process of how I made a stuffed Ewok from Star Wars for my girlfriend.

The story behind this is that my girlfriend and I were talking about Star Wars and she brought up that she thought the Ewoks were really cute, so, half jokingly I said, "Awsome, I'll make you a stuffed one". Then she got all excited and stuff and I figured it couldn't hurt to learn to sew so I made her one.

Please read all directions before beginning your project!

Please comment and rate!
WARNING! You may prick yourself with a needle during this project! I'm not liable for anything you do with this information.I apologize for probably not having nearly enough pictures.

Step 1: Materials and Skills

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You'll need the following things to make your very own stuffed animal to love!
  • Fake fur fabric, available at craft stores
  • Polyester animal stuffing, also at craft stores
  • Sewing materials
  • Some paint
  • Plexiglass or other easily worked plastic
  • Things for accessories, mine included a dowel rod and a T shirt.
  • The ability to sew

Having never sewed before in my life, I had to learn. All I did was about 5 minutes of research and I was good to go. Here's what I read:


These videos are kind of long, but helpful.
MyiMye6 months ago
Please tell me some specfic materials for sewing

Very cool! Thanks for the tutuorial!

fozzy13 (author)  misty.browne.37 months ago
You're quite welcome thanks for reading!
Anu729 months ago

Looks great!! Special note about cutting faux fur...Cut from the 'wrong side' using an Xacto or utility knife, being careful not to cut the fur itself, just the fabric backing. Using scissors creates a huge mess. ^^ Also, if you want to really hide the seams, you can use a needle to pick the fur out of the seams and then a dog slicker brush to brush the fur. But really...Awesome job!!

HalNicci1 year ago

another good way to do this would be to leave the gap in the space between the legs if there is one because it would be less visible than on the head.

darman122 years ago
Oh my gosh! When I saw that Ewok my eyes lit up! Soo awesome :)
fozzy13 (author)  darman122 years ago
Thank you! I did this project years ago, but my analytics say that it's still one of my most popular! I must've done something right!
indywave2 years ago
You did a great job.
NOODLE!2 years ago
this is awesome! would sculpey clay work in place of the plexiglass?
fozzy13 (author)  NOODLE!2 years ago
Sculpey should work just fine! However, I've never used it so I suppose I don't know for sure. Plexiglass was something I was comfortable working with.
carsoncool4 years ago
So cute! Once i save up enough money, i might have you make one for me!
fozzy13 (author)  carsoncool4 years ago
Thanks!! And thanks for the comment!
great4mee5 years ago
how did u make the eyes?
fozzy13 (author)  great4mee5 years ago
See Step 4: Making the Face
blufinger5 years ago
ive made 2 i made my black kitten and a pokemon (im only 10 lol)
a_traceur5 years ago
Ah, the close up of the arm was to show the pinning.
fozzy13 (author)  a_traceur5 years ago
Right : ).. the pinning around the arms and legs was pretty tricky..
seamster5 years ago
I think I'm going to have to make one of these... It turned out very well. Good job!
fozzy13 (author)  seamster5 years ago
Thanks! You should definatly make one, it can be fun. Don't forget to vote!
AlvinMaker5 years ago
Nice job, I really dig on your ewok. I think it may be the creepiest stuffed animal i've ever seen though : )
fozzy13 (author)  AlvinMaker5 years ago
Hey thanks : ).. yeah i know it's sort of creepy..
man50000006 years ago
i like your idea!
bounty10126 years ago
Lol Ewoks pwn
fozzy13 (author)  bounty10126 years ago
Thanks they are pretty sweet : )
Capt. Kidd6 years ago
the ewok wakes up in a distant galaxy... waaaayyy in the future...
a_traceur6 years ago
This looks great! A ton better than a lot of ewok plush toys I've seen! Now I want to make one.
fozzy13 (author)  a_traceur6 years ago
Thanks a lot! : ) I haven't seen any ewok plush toys in stores, so I made one and it was a lot cheaper than ordering online.. You should definatly make one! It was a fun project. Thanks for the comment! : )
D.L.H.6 years ago
Where did you get your fabric for the Ewok?
fozzy13 (author)  D.L.H.6 years ago
I got it at Pat Catan's. It's a fairly big but local chain of different stores. I would try Michael's or other craft stores too. Thanks for the comment!
D.L.H. fozzy136 years ago
Thanks and the Ewok is awesome.
fozzy13 (author)  D.L.H.6 years ago
ChrysN6 years ago
Aww, I always wanted an Ewok when I was a kid. This turned out really well, great job!
fozzy13 (author)  ChrysN6 years ago
Thanks a lot I really appreciate it! Now you can make your own : )
That is an excellent-looking Ewok. The technique for the eyes, nose and mouth surprised me a bit. It worked, but I think I would have gone for some sculpey clay or similar. It would have eliminated any 'flatness' to the mouth and nose, and may have taken the paint a little better, if it had needed any at all. But then I didn't make one, did I? Excellent work.
fozzy13 (author)  inventivefiend6 years ago
Thanks a bunch! I'm glad it surprised you, as I haven't seen it anywhere else on the web. All in all the flatness really wasn't a problem at all and I think helped in gluing the pieces on. Thanks again I'm glad you liked it : )