Well, I've been hunting for a Moe doll for her, and I can't find anything, so I decided to make one.
It's pretty simple, and takes about 2 hours.
Sewing Machine/ Needle and thread
Step 1: Print and Cut
Print it out to how big you want your doll. I made mine fit a standard piece of paper. Too small, and it's hard to make the doll.
Cut out your paper moe, and trace him onto your fabric. (onto the wrong side of the fabric). I am using a piece of pale yellow cotton fabric for the front of the doll, and a piece of fleece for the back, to make him soft and snugglie.
Note: I wasn't thinking, and traced Moe right side up, so when I make him, he will be facing the other way. Flip your moe upside down when you trace him.
Step 2: Sew
Sew through both layers, following the line you traced. Be careful to keep the fabrics from bunching up. (You can pin them together if you'd like.)
Leave an opening so that you can turn him right side out. (I left about an inch on his back. You hand stitch this closed later)
here's a trick for sewing: when you get to a turn, put the needle down, lift up the presser foot, turn the fabric, put the foot back down, and keep sewing.
Go slow and steady, and try to stay on the line.
Step 3: Trim and Clip
Turning takes patience, especially if he's on the small size. You can use tweezers, and the end of a pencil, etc. to help.
Step 4: Stuff Him
Step 5: Sew Closed
Step 6: Color Him In
I did the lines with a fine tip sharpie, then colored the rest it. The markers bleed, so be careful. Apply near the line, then let it sink in. You might want to do the yellow first, then draw the lines after. (the yellow over the black made the black bleed a bit.
You could try fabric paint, or something else that might stop the bleeding. I had sharpies on hand, so that's what I used.
Moe also had a little hand towel. I gave him one on the prototype, but I didn't like it that much. I you want to add one, I used a scrap of terry cloth, and just sew it in place.
Step 7: Give Moe a Hug!
And keep him company so he doesn't have one of his "Christmas Accidents".
Now, an easier way to do this project would be to print him out in color, on an ink jet printer on an iron on transfer, but I only have a black ink printer. (and sharpies are more fun, and he looks more home made this way)
Now I'm going to try to make Barney.
Step 8: Funzo!
They're soft and cuddly, although they don't have lots of fire power.