Introduction: The Fuzzmeister: a Small, Furry Friend
These little round stuffed animals are a breeze to make and turn out great when you're done. They are descendants of the great German Von Fuzz.
Note: Throughout this instructable, I'll refer to 'the fuzzy side' of the fabric. This means whichever side of the fabric you want to face out when the project is finished, which would be the fuzzy side if you're using fuzzy fabric.
Step 1: Materials:
Fabric of your choice
2 large translucent eyes (The kind with the peg that snaps into the plastic washer)
Cotton batting or stuffing
Needle and thread
Sewing machine (optional)
Step 2: Cut Out the Shapes
Cut out two circles or ovals about the same size. (this one's pink for my sister)
Step 3: Add the Eyes
If you're using peg and washer eyes, then cut two small slits where you want the eyes to go. Then push the peg of the eye into the slit so that the actual eye is on the fuzzy side. Snap the washers onto the pegs to hold the eyes in place.
Just sew on the buttons. I chose to use buttons on this one.
Below: Close up on the eyes. I chose to use a double-button effect to make it look more realistic.
Step 4: Sew It Up
Lay the circles down so that the fuzzy sides face each other. Then, either hand sew or use a sewing machine to sew the circles together. Don't go all the way around, though. Leave a 3 or 4 inch unsewed area to stuff it. Turn the circle inside out so that both fuzzy sides face out. You may notice that the Fuzzmeister looks much smaller now. That's because I decided to downsize it to speed up the hand sewing (I can't get our sewing machine to work. It's very old)
Step 5: Stuff It / Finish Sewing
This is my favorite step. Just take handfuls of cotton batting or stuffing and shove them into the opening you left unsewed. Stuff it until it's sufficiently bulgy for your tastes, then hand sew or use the sewing machine to sew the opening up. You're done!
If anything is unclear or you notice any mistakes, please don't hesitate to comment.
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