Want to make your own hand-made monster friend,
it's easier then it seems, follow these simple steps and you'll have
created your own designer plush in next to no time.
(Step 1). - Select your piece of funky fabric,
remember it needs to be big enough to cut out two of your little
monsters body shape.
(Step 2). - It can help to create a template
for the body shape of your little monster, this can easily be created by
drawing it onto cardboard and then cutting it out.
And don't worry about it being perfect, it's a
monster after all.
(Step 3). - Place your template on top of your
fabric (making sure you have enough fabric for two) and then draw out
two of your little monsters outlines on the fabric. Cut out the
two halves of your plushies body, which should now look something like
(Step 4). - Choose a side to use as the front
or face side of your monster, and then you can add features to make up
the face. Buttons make good eyes...
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(Step 5). - The mouth can then simply be sewn on
(it looks better if you start from the back, but hey it's a monster so
(Step 6). - You should now have something
looking like this:
Two sides of your plush, one for the front and
one for the back.
Next you need to flip the face side of your
monster over onto the back side of your doll. The face side needs
to be on the inside of the doll whilst being sewn for a neater finish.
but once again it's a monster so you could just
lay the face side on top of the back side and sew the two halves
together. It's a good idea to Use safety pins to hold the two
halves of fabric together whilst sewing.
(Step 7). - Once the two halves are sewn
together remove the safety pins and now where you left the gap you
should be able to turn the monster doll inside out again, be patient
with this pull to hard and you might tear it.
(Step 8). - Now your monsters the right way
around there's little left to do but stuff it. For this you can
use many things such as the stuffing from an old pillow, feathers, rice,
or anything else you fancy. Simply push it or pour it inside the
monster plush via the gap you left un-stitched under the arm. You
can use a pencil, etc. to push the stuffing into areas that might be
hard to reach. Once your monster plush is full simply:
(Step 9). - Step 9 is the best
step of all because there is no step 9, by now you should be the proud
parent of your very own little horror monster doll.