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

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.
Please tell me some specfic materials for sewing
<p>Very cool! Thanks for the tutuorial!</p>
You're quite welcome thanks for reading!
<p>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!!</p>
<p>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.</p>
Oh my gosh! When I saw that Ewok my eyes lit up! Soo awesome :)
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!
You did a great job. <br/>
this is awesome! would sculpey clay work in place of the plexiglass?
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.
So cute! Once i save up enough money, i might have you make one for me!
Thanks!! And thanks for the comment!
how did u make the eyes?
See Step 4: Making the Face
ive made 2 i made my black kitten and a pokemon (im only 10 lol)
Ah, the close up of the arm was to show the pinning.
Right :&nbsp;).. the pinning around the arms and legs was pretty tricky..
I think I'm going to have to make one of these... It turned out very well. Good job!
Thanks! You should definatly make one, it can be fun. Don't forget to vote!
Nice job, I really dig on your ewok. I think it may be the creepiest stuffed animal i've ever seen though : )
Hey thanks : ).. yeah i know it's sort of creepy..
i like your idea!
Lol Ewoks pwn
Thanks they are pretty sweet : )
the ewok wakes up in a distant galaxy... waaaayyy in the future...
This looks great! A ton better than a lot of ewok plush toys I've seen! Now I want to make one.
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! : )
Where did you get your fabric for the Ewok?
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!
Thanks and the Ewok is awesome.
Aww, I always wanted an Ewok when I was a kid. This turned out really well, great job!
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.
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 : )

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