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Cute little multi purpose toy penguin :D
I made this project as a joke to my boyfriend, as he wanted a desk tidy, so I thought, lets make it christmasy! :D

This penguin can be a cute little plushy beany toy for children, or for multi purpose holding things, I made the back pocket into a pencil holder!

Posted by Abigail D. from Southampton, England, United Kingdom • Published See Abigail D.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a pot. Penguin Plushy/ Pencil Holder - Step 1
    Step 1

    Draw a rough outine of the shapes for the penguin on paper, including 2x body halfs, 2x head halfs, and a oval for the bottom.
    Cut out the shapes and pin to black felt.
    REMEMBER! to leave extra felt around the edge

  • How to make a pot. Penguin Plushy/ Pencil Holder - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sew alond the longer flat edge of one of the body halfs, to half of the oval bottom
    REMEMBER!place the two shapes, felt to felt NOT paper to paper, or the seem will be on the outside

  • How to make a pot. Penguin Plushy/ Pencil Holder - Step 3
    Step 3

    Remove the paper from the unsewn body half, (use this part as the back) and sew on any pockets or pouches wanted. I have sewn on a pocket using blanket stitching.

  • How to make a pot. Penguin Plushy/ Pencil Holder - Step 4
    Step 4

    I have also sewn a running stitch twice down the pocket, making the back pocket into a pencil holder for three pencils/pens or anything else :D

  • How to make a pot. Penguin Plushy/ Pencil Holder - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew the other body half, using the larger straight edge, onto the other half of the oval.
    Remove the oval paper.
    TIP: I found its easier NOT to pin together the oval and straight edge

  • How to make a pot. Penguin Plushy/ Pencil Holder - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut out 4 right angle triangles for the wings.
    Put two triangles together, and sew round the edges, then fold it inside out.

  • How to make a pot. Penguin Plushy/ Pencil Holder - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew the open edges of the wings onto one of the edges of the body.
    TIP: open up the body so you can see (what will be) the outside. Lay the wings against the pocket to make sure you sew the wings the right way round, so that the seem will fold inside.

  • How to make a pot. Penguin Plushy/ Pencil Holder - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut out a triangle of coloured felt, and sew it onto one half of a head (for the beek)
    Then lay the flat edge of this half of the head against the other flat edge of the body half.
    REMEMBER! sew the head half to the body half with NO pocket on so far, as this will be the front.
    TIP:if the edges are lined up properly, it makes it easier to feel where the edge is, as a gide to sew quickly in a straight line :)

  • Step 9

    Sew on the other half of the head, onto the flat edge of the other body half (the back, with the pocket) the same as the last step.

  • How to make a pot. Penguin Plushy/ Pencil Holder - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew around the edges of the paper for the body and head.
    REMEMBER! to line up the papers properly to avoid a wonky penguin :D

    Leave a small opening in one side of the body.

  • How to make a pot. Penguin Plushy/ Pencil Holder - Step 11
    Step 11

    Cut off any large amounts of excess black felt, and unpin the paper.

  • How to make a pot. Penguin Plushy/ Pencil Holder - Step 12
    Step 12

    Turn the penguin inside out, so its the right way round.
    Now add any beads ect for eyes. I found it easier doing it now than earlier, so that I had the shape of the head already sewn
    REMEMBER! only sew through the front half of the head

  • How to make a pot. Penguin Plushy/ Pencil Holder - Step 13
    Step 13

    Stuff the penguin with toy stuffing, making sure you put enough in the head. I also found some small fragrenced beads around the house, that I used to put in the bottom of the penguin, to weight it down, enabling it to stand up! :)
    Any small type beads will work, even glass peblles. try and stuff in as much as possible.

  • How to make a pot. Penguin Plushy/ Pencil Holder - Step 14
    Step 14

    Sew up the small opening in the side of your penguin.

  • Step 15

    Add on a small ribbon scalf to your penguin, and anyother accessories you want! :D I added afew stitchs to the scalf on the side, to hold it in place.

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