Instructables
Picture of LilyPad Arduino Totoro Plush with Umbrella
Materials:

For Totoro:
Felt:  1 black, 3 grey, 1 white, 1 beige
Needle
Black Thread
Poly-fil stuffing
Cardstock
Scissors
Pins
Pen or chalk
DIY Totoro Plush Tutorial HERE
Totoro Pattern HERE

For Umbrella:
3 or 4 different types of fabric
Felt: 1 grey, 1 black
2 popsicle sticks
Needle 
Black Thread

LilyPad Arduino:
LilyPad Arduino Board
4 LilyPad LEDs
Conductive Thread
Needle
Battery
Mini USB cable
(I purchased the ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board, but because of the simplicity of my project, it may have been cheaper to buy the needed pieces individually... check out all the LilyPad gadgets here!
 
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Step 1: Sew Your Plushie

Picture of Sew Your Plushie
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Sew your Totoro!  I used the tutorial on this site.

I made a few minor changes to my Totoro:  

1.  I didn't sew quite as many little half-moon pieces on the stomach
2.  I used a different colored piece of felt for the bottom of the tail, instead of making it all one color (pictured)
3.  I sewed on one of the arms so it stuck straight out-- I needed something to sew the umbrella onto
4.  I didn't stuff my Totoro's ears with the Poly-fil like suggested-- I didn't think it was necessary once I had them all sewn together


Also, I found it was easier to print the pattern on regular computer paper (as opposed to the card stock suggested)) and pin it to the felt (before cutting the pattern pieces out) and cut the pattern & felt out together-- just like what is done with most patterns.  

Doesn't it look funny without ears!!
blue-ice4 months ago

D'awww! So cute! I'm following you now, so please make more amazing things!

That is adorable! Wonderful job :)