I made this after trying to find astrology-related patterns and came up relatively empty. It was my first time making a pattern on my own, and I drew inspiration and advice from a lot of different patterns. I used fabrics I had around the house: I used an old flannel pillowcase for the belly, a soft black hoodie for the head and top, and I grabbed the poly fill from a pillow nobody used. The pattern itself still needs a lot of tweaking, but I'm really proud of little Sleepytime :) Sorry I didn't post a PDF of the pattern -- I actually don't know how to do that, yet! I did post a picture of it, though (it's very, very simple), so hopefully that helps anyone!
Gather your materials.
(NOTE: I sewed this entire project by hand! With a sewing machine, it would take significantly less time to make. Also, I do not have pictures for MANY of these steps. Sorry about that! I'll try to explain the steps as clearly as I can.)
Cut out the pattern pieces to the size of your choice. User a contrast fabric for the belly of the bull.
Pin the pattern pieces to your fabric pieces, and cut the fabric out, leaving a bit extra for seam allowances.
Line up the back pieces (the two half-body pieces), straight edges flush and right sides together. Sew down the straight edge only. Set aside.
Next, grab your yarn. I used four pieces of black yarn and tied them in the middle. With some maneuvering, pull all the loose ends to one side, so the knot is alone. Pin the yarn in between tail pieces, with the fabric right sides together. Make sure to pin the knot into place (so you can secure it with a stitch or two), and to keep the loose yarn strands tucked carefully inside the tail. You don't want the tail to get stuck in the seam! Sew the tail, leaving the straight tip open, then turn right side out. (This was really difficult for me, where it's so small. I used the eraser end of a pencil to help out, and it still took me a good half hour or more to work it out!) Stuff with polyfil.
Pin the body pieces (upper and lower) right sides facing. Make sure you tuck the tail in, with the straight side peeking out just a little bit. Stitch the body all the way around up to the 'neck', then turn right side out. Your tail should now poke out where it belongs. Stuff the body with polyfil, then stitch closed.
Pin the pieces of the head together, right sides facing. (If you want to stitch the eyes onto one of the head pieces, now is a great time to do so. I made the mistake of stitching the eyes, and my initials, on LAST, which was not very easy at all.) Sew, leaving a space open to turn right side out. Once that's done, stuff with polyfil, then stitch closed. Use a whipstitch to attach the head to the body where you desire.
Stitch, iron, or fabric-glue your bull's cutie mark into place. (This is also better done before you sew the upper body to the lower, but it was a learning process for me even as I did it!)
Enjoy your adorable new plushie!