Boo Plush Tutorial
Wee! Halloween is around the corner, so I decided to alter my Kirby plush pattern to make a Boo plush tutorial! I made this one as a birthday gift for a friend. Like the the Kirby plush, this can be sewed partly by machine, but I made this one by hand. The final plush is about 6 inches high. It’s good for beginning or intermediate sewers. It takes about 2 hours to make.
Materials and Tools
- Two or three 12″ pieces of white felt
- Red, White and Black scraps of felt (buy online)
- Batting/Stuffing (buy online)
- Glue (I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue)
- White Thread(buy online)
- Fabric Marker(buy online)
- Sewing Machine (Optional)
- The Pattern Print-out: [Page 1],[Page 2]
Sew the pieces of the 2 large body segments together, putting the ‘right sides’ or outside together. The right side should be the smoother, shinier side of the felt. Sew 5/8″ from the edge of the felt. Do the same with the arm stubs.
Notch or trim closely along the edges, being careful not to cut into the seams. This will make the seams more flexible when you turn the ball inside-out. Sew and notch the other 2 segments together as well.
Open and flatten the open sides of the sections you just sewed, and put them together, right sides touching. First pin the ends, flattening out the seams so that it will be easy to sew through them. Next, pin the outer edges. Sew all the way around, going through both seams. Be sure to leave an open space about 3 or 4 inches wide so you can turn and stuff the ball.
Turn the body inside out and use your fingers to flatten and contour the seams, bringing out the spherical shape.
Use a ladder stitch to close the seam. Here’s some directions on how to do a ladder stitch: http://www.mimidolls.com/DCC-Techniques/ladder/ladder.htm
Now for the arm stubs. Turn the arms inside out and then fold the edge over to create a clean edge. Stuff the arms.
Pin the arms to the Boo and sew them on using a ladder stitch. I opted to put the arms lower so it could stand on it’s own a little easier.
Glue the face on the Boo, let dry for a few hours, and you’re good to go!
If you make one of these plushies and have an image posted on the web, please post a link in the comments! I love seeing people’s finished works, and I plan on making a separate blog post with the finished plushies!