Looking at an example of pusheen, draw out a basic sketch of the character
Now trace just the body of the cat on a different peice of paper.
Cut it out-this will be your pattern
(you can see where I cut his tail off-whoops!:)
On a large sheet of gray felt, trace around your pattern with a marker
flip the pattern over and trace it again
cut out the 2 body peices
As you cut, be sure to leave plenty of seam allowance, I went with a little over a quarter inch
tada! here are the 2 sides of Pusheen's body
Now pin them, good sides together, so the marker lines are on the outside
See the red pins under Pusheen's tail? Don't sew between those pins, that is the area you will use to flip him inside out later on
starting at the underside of Pusheen's tail, sew all the way around along the marker lines
stop at the red pin on the back of Pusheen's rightmost foot
This is the area you left unsewn. now stuff all of Pusheen through this hole so he is inside out
Lookin' fancy already!
Next, stuff pusheen so make him extra cuddly
sew up the hole nice and tight
I used a blind stitch-
this might help you
Congrats, that was the hardest part! now you just have to stitch on all of the details that give Pusheen his attitude. Start by cutting gray felt stripes for his tail and sewing them on securely
now, for his hat. go back and look at your sketch so you know about what size to make it.
Cut the 2 sides of the hat from black felt, making if slightly bigger that necessary to account for seam allowance
pin the 2 sides of the hat together. This time, don't sew across the bottom brim of the hat, you'll need that open later
Sew all sides of the hat except for the bottom/brim
flip the hat inside out
stuff the hat with just enough stuffing to give it shape. After you sew it closed the same way you sewed up Pusheen, sew a stip of colored felt(I used deep violet) above the brim of the hat
Sew the hat between Pusheen's ears, make sure you stitch it plenty!
Cut out three semi-circles from gray felt and stitch them just below Pusheen's tophat
Now for his adorable face-
Cut out pusheens felt eye, monocle and 'stache. use pins to hold them in place while you sew
Cut out three small rectangles for whiskers, mine were about 1 1/2 inches by 3/4 inch
roll the rectangles and stitch them so they don't unfurl. Now you can attatch them to Pusheen's face
Don't forget about the gray felt stripes on his back
Fancy Pusheen is complete!