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How to make a Monster plushie!

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This is a tutorial on how to make an awesome monster plushie. These guys are really fun, and pretty simple to do. My personal favorite hobby to pass the time!
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Here is a list of some of the things you will need to make your very own monster plushie:

2 pieces of felt (you can get these at your local fabric store for only about .25 apiece)
Disappearing ink fabric marker (I got mine for about $5 at our fabric store)
Pins
Needle and thread
Scissors
Piece of paper to sketch your monster on
Buttons or spare fabric to decorate your monster with

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Some kind of cotton or polyester stuffing to fill your monster with
A sewing machine

Step 2: Outline your monster

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After you draw up a satisfying monster on your paper, go ahead and cut it out.

Pin the two pieces of felt together, and trace your monster outline on one side of the felt pieces with the disappearing marker.

Step 3: Start sewing!

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After you get you get your monster outlined, you're ready to begin sewing!

When you sew, I've found that it's best to get the intricate parts out of the way first (this comes in handy later when you want to sew on features and stuff it).
On this monster, starting off, I've just sewed together his left side.
This way I can sew on his eyes and things with plenty of room for my hands to work.

Once you get one side sewed you can go ahead and cut off the excess material on that side. Be careful not to cut away anything you haven't sewed together yet. Leaving spare material on the outline gives you room for error (which admittedly, I need), and it is easier to control when putting through the machine.
I'm making one right now thanks for the awesome description
TabbyDeAnne2 years ago
Really cool sewing process on this 'ible! I'm totally making at least 5 of these for stocking stuffers! You did a wonderful job explaining the steps in a clear an well photographed way that even a novice will understand! Thanks for sharing! 5 Stars all the way!
TristaGee (author)  TabbyDeAnne2 years ago
Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy making them as much as I do :) If you get a chance to post a pic when they're all done I'd love to see how they turn out!
ynze3 years ago
Nice! You deserve to be accepted in the contest!
TristaGee (author)  ynze3 years ago
Thank you! It finally got approved, just waiting out the voting. There are some worthy contenders on there.
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