First, I drew and cut out stencils for the ears and body. Trace onto grey fleece 4 ears and 2 body pieces. The final piece of fleece in the photo is about 4 inches wide and long enough to be sewn around a body piece.
Cut out of white fleece 2 circles for eyes and a large circle for totoro's tummy. Use black felt to cut out a nose.
Pin and sew eyes, nose, and belly to one of the body pieces. Here, I attached the buttons for eyes. I also embroidered whiskers and a crease above the nose at this point.
Pin 2 ear pieces together, sew, and turn right-side-out. Repeat for the second ear.
Pin the 4in wide strip of fleece along the back body piece and sew along the edge. Then repeat with the face body piece, making sure its face-down on the back body piece. The ears should be right-side out already, pin them inside the hem of the head and sew along the edge. Kind of confusing, but I hope the picture helps.
Don't forget to leave a hole to turn it inside out!
Stuff and sew up the remaining hole.
Take a nap and enjoy!