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Want a minion, and quick? Easy tutorial for beginners (me) that can't tackle 3D yet..
Please note this is not the finished version. I still need to stuff it with some cotton, but the idea is there.

Also, this is an upcycle for me, using a lot of old scraps, an old t-shirt, foam earbud covers and bag straps, but feel free to use whatever you need - whether new or old materials - to substitute.

Posted by Kammy from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Kammy's 8 projects »
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  • How to make a shaped cushion. Easy Minion Cushion - Step 1
    Step 1

    I used the cake tin and marker to outline the cushion shape and cut around the outline, leaving 1/4 inch seam allowance. The side of the circle with the marker is the “inside” of the minion.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Easy Minion Cushion - Step 2
    Step 2

    With the marker, I outlined and cut out the goggle shape on the gray fabric, leaving no seam allowance. I then traced the gray goggles on white fabric, and trimmed the edges of the white fabric so it could fit within the gray outline.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Easy Minion Cushion - Step 3
    Step 3

    I then used a whip stitch (I’m guessing that’s what this is called?) to secure the edges of the white eyeballs to the gray goggles.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Easy Minion Cushion - Step 4
    Step 4

    I then used a whip stitch (I’m guessing that’s what this is called?) to secure the edges of the white eyeballs to the gray goggles.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Easy Minion Cushion - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut out pieces of denim to make up the overalls with straps and pockets and straight stitch them onto the yellow circle with brown thread so the stitches stand out. Sew the buttons on top of the straps and use a Sharpie to draw the minion logo on his pocket. Carefully, cut out the back pieces of the goggle strap (I forgot to do this!! :( ) and overalls and sew them on.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Easy Minion Cushion - Step 6
    Step 6

    Stack the circles, right side in, making sure to match the goggle and overall straps before pinning everything down by the green outline. Sew along this border, make sure to leave a space to flip the minion right-side out.

  • Step 7

    Realize you need but don’t have cotton on you and be sad that you can’t complete the project… Or if you do have cotton on you, stuff the minion, carefully fold in the raw edges of the opening and invisible stitch it shut.

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So cute!! minions Rule!
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