Introduction: Make Personalized, Cute, Stuffed Toy.

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This is an instructable  to make a really simple stuffed toy for babies or infants that is basically you! My girlfriend actually designed and made this and I was very much just her man servant...again. Her idea, just on my instructable page.
The inspiration for this was the fact that we are Godparents to a fantastic little boy who lives with his parents in Berlin. We do not. Now he can drool and puke on us as if we were there!

You will need:
2/ A4 Cotton cloth for an Inkjet printer (or iron on transfer)
2/ A4 size soft'n'cuddly material for the back
Wadding/stuffing.
Rota trimmer or scissor
Needle and thread
Access to Photoshop/Gimp or similar image manipulation sofware
Inkjet printer

Step 1: Getting a Big Head

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Take a full body shot of yourself and others then upload into the image manipulation software of your choice. I used Photoshop.
Gimp is a free, open sourcce software that does pretty much the same job if you were not aware.

Create a new layer can use the magnetic lasso tool to carefully trace around your head.
 Re-size the the head to huge proportions that you like. If I was to do this again, I may make the heads bigger.
Print onto A4 cotton sheet or iron-on transfer paper.

Step 2: Cut, Stuff and Sew.

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Pretty straight forward...
Cut out your image and the backing material to the same size.
We used pins to hold the 2 pieces together while cutting. (sorry, no photos)
Turn inside out.
Sew up the sides, leaving a smallish hole for the stuffing.
Turn right side out.
Stuff.
Sew up hole.

Easy!

Step 3: Give to Child

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We sent off the toys to Germany and here is little JJ with his new bed time pals!
(Ok, just another excuse to go awwwww....)

Note: If I could, I would print in A3 to give the extra room to cut around the bodies better and give a human shape to the toys.
The crafty people would add arms and legs separately!

Comments

stephbo (author)2012-01-02

this is really, SO cute! my husband and i are taking our first vacation away from our 20 month old and i REALLY think these will help her cope! (if they can drag ME away ;) thanks!

happyjo (author)2011-01-23

Aww... This is cute! :D

MattCP (author)happyjo2011-02-26

Thanks...
:-)

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