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I have been wanting to extend my creative juices lately so I decided to buy a pattern to make my first pushie toy. It's pretty different from crocheting and takes to getting used to. What I love about using the sewing machine to make these type of toys is that it's so much faster than crocheting!
What I don't like about using pattern is you have to cut all the pieces out first before you can use them, lay out the pieces onto the fabric, pin the pieces in place and then cut everything out! With using a sewing machine to make dolls and toys and clothing, I get that instant gratification we all love!
The pattern I used is 8044 Simplicity and you can get it from Amazon or Walmart or any craft store.The orange Teddy Bear is my first handmade plush toy! It's made of fleece fabric and Poly-fill stuffing and tied a ribbon around the neck for embellishment. For the eyes, I used child safety eyes and the nose is embroidered.
The Poly-Fill goes a long way and you can use for making stuff toys and cloth dolls of all sizes and shapes and it's fun! If you don't have a sewing machine and are good at hand sewing, you can try doing it with smaller toys. It can become tedious if the plushie is too large!
This is an easy pattern to follow for beginners; so if crocheting is not your thing and you know how to sew and have a sewing machine, give it a try and post a picture of your Teddy Bear below this post and share with us.
Below is the second plush I made and used pattern 2613 Simplicity and cotton fabric. You can use any cotton fabric of your choice (solid colors, flowers, stripes, etc.). I also used child safety eyes and nose for this kitty cat.