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"Hello Domo!"
This is Domo-Kun, mascot for Japan's NHK television channel. I had a lot of fun making this little guy. I kind of just made him up as I went, nothing too complicated. I didn't take pictures of the process, but I made images to help you make your own. Enjoy!
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Note: You can probably find an easier way to attach the arms (i.e. before the body is sewn together), the only reason I have sewing the arms on as one of the last steps is because I nearly forgot to add them at all--oops!

Posted by Danyell W. from Olympia, Washington, United States • Published See Danyell W.'s 20 projects »
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  • How to make a food plushie. Felt Domo Kun - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, you need to take all your felt and cut out the basic shapes. I made my Domo out of a single sheet of brown, but it can be scaled to any size. Cutting instructions are on the diagram.

  • How to make a food plushie. Felt Domo Kun - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, you tack the two jagged teeth pieces to the red inner mouth piece.

  • How to make a food plushie. Felt Domo Kun - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now take the body piece with the hole and line up the inner mouth/teeth and sew them together. I used a running stitch for this.

  • How to make a food plushie. Felt Domo Kun - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now you're going to attach the eyes. Use white thread to tack the eyes down and give them accents at the same time, then use black thread to sew around the edges of the eyes. Also sew the teeth down flat using a running stitch. Again, I used a running stitch for this step.

  • How to make a food plushie. Felt Domo Kun - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now you're going to prepare the arms. Fold them in half, line them up correctly, and then sew the open side shut, leaving the end open for stuffing (<a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/euterpe/4sewarms.gif">see animated illustration here for where to sew</a>).

  • How to make a food plushie. Felt Domo Kun - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now stuff the arms! Make sure there's no stuffing sticking out the end. it's okay to have a bit of a flap of felt--it will make it easier to attach the arms later.

  • How to make a food plushie. Felt Domo Kun - Step 7
    Step 7

    Next, you're going to whip stitch the side pieces onto the front and back body pieces, making a hollow Domo-shell. When you run to the end of the strip, just whip stitch the end of one strip to the next and press it flat, and then continue to stitch the sides to the body pieces. Be sure to leave an opening for stuffing.

  • How to make a food plushie. Felt Domo Kun - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now stuff your Domo! Make sure you make the body nice and firm, and make sure there aren't any awkward lumps in the stuffing anywhere, so your Domo is the right shape.

  • How to make a food plushie. Felt Domo Kun - Step 9
    Step 9

    Lastly, you need to attach the arms. Whip stitch them to the sides of the body, making sure that they are both even--you don't want one higher than the other! Also, whip stitch the hole shut that you left for stuffing.

  • How to make a food plushie. Felt Domo Kun - Step 10
    Step 10

    ...And you're done!
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    If you run into any problems, feel free to ask me any questions. It shouldn't be too hard though, just a lot of fun!

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toyswill m.
toyswill m. · 3 projects
So cute.Toyswill will give you a big surprise.
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PineconePrincess
PineconePrincess · Roseburg, Oregon, US · 19 projects
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
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Olivia H.
Olivia H. · Indianapolis, Indiana, US · 32 projects
Domo!
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funnylolostar
funnylolostar
soooo cool love it <3
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NatBat
NatBat · 7 projects
I LOVE DOMO KUN!!!! I'm going to make 1 now!!! ;p
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Nomycookie^^
Nomycookie^^ · 14 projects
DOMO!! soo cute and it looks really simple to make! thanks for the how-to ^__^ x0x0
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Melody N.
Melody N.
Sooo cute!!
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momoevergreen
momoevergreen · 3 projects
This is really cute ^^
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Morgan S.
Morgan S.
I'm actually making this right now for a birthday gift, and I'm actually tempted to keep it myself! LOL

This is a really awesome project, and I hope my results turn out as well as yours! Happy
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Sk8t3r4lif3 xx
Sk8t3r4lif3 xx · Auckland, Auckland, NZ · 2 projects
Wow! i Really want to make one Now! ^^
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