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Easy, cheap and cute! (detailed tutorial)
I'm pretty sure that this is the first ,,Cheburashka" plushie/keyring/bag charm tutorial in internet.
It's also my first project ^w^

The birthday of my friend was coming and i wanted to make her a cute DIY ,,Cheburashka", because she just adores him!
I was looking for a ,,Cheburashka" tutorial on the internet, but I just couldn't find ANY! >.<
So i challenged myself and made a cheburashka keyring ^^
In the process I made lots of photos, so that I could post it as a project here.
Hope you'll like it!!

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  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 1
    Step 1

    Draw a sketch on paper of a ,,Cheburashka".

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out the body-and-head part as shown in the picture.

    Set aside the sketch. You will need it later.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out the chest, so that you would have 3 parts of cheburashka: the head, the chest and the outer part of the body as shown in the picture.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take some brown felt. Fold it in half.
    Place the outer part of the body on the brown felt and define it as shown in the picture.
    Attention!! Don't draw the chest part here.
    Cut this piece out.

    You should have 2 identical pieces (because you folded the felt in half).

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 5
    Step 5

    On one of the pieces draw the chest part and cut it out.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now you should have 3 brown felt pieces: one full-body piece, one outer-body piece and one chest piece.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut such a piece of light-brown felt and put in on top of the full-body piece as shown in the picture.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 8
    Step 8

    Put the outer-body piece on top as shown in the picture. It should fit perfectly.
    Make sure that the light-brown felt piece is not too big or too small. It should also stick out a bit, because later it will be holding the head.

    Set aside.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take your head sketch and define it on brown felt. Cut out.

    Repeat this step (or fold it in half from the beginning and do it only one time).

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 10
    Step 10

    You should have two head pieces.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 11
    Step 11

    Take your head sketch and cut out the inner part of the head sketch.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 12
    Step 12

    On one of the head parts define the inner head sketch as shown in the picture. Cut it out.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 13
    Step 13

    It should look like this.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 14
    Step 14

    Cut out a piece of light-brown felt. This piece should be round and it should't be bigger as the head piece.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 15
    Step 15

    Take the body parts, that you've set aside.
    Remember the longer ligh-brown felt piece that sticked out?
    Put the full-head piece underneath. Then, on top of the light-brown piece that is sticking out, put a light brown round piece. Then put an outer head piece.
    It should look like this.

    Set aside.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 16
    Step 16

    Now it's time to take out your old sketch!!
    Cut out an ear.
    One ear is enough, if you want to make them identical.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 17
    Step 17

    Take some brown felt, fold it in half.
    Define the ear, but make the end of the ear a bit longer, because you are going to stick in the ends in the head.
    Cut it out.

    Repeat this step twice.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 18
    Step 18

    You should now have 4 pieces.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 19
    Step 19

    Put the inner light-brown head piece and the outer brown head piece aside (look at he top of this picture).
    Then put one ear piece on the left and another ear piece on the right, so that the extra sticking out sections would be on the full-head piece.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 20
    Step 20

    Put the light-brown head piece and the outer brown head piece again.

    It should now look like this.

    It's time to make legs and arms!!

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 21
    Step 21

    Cut out small legs out of brown felt (you can use the legs that you drew in your sketch as an assistance).
    Don't forget to make them a bit longer on the top.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 22
    Step 22

    Stick them in.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 23
    Step 23

    Cut out and arm from your sketch.
    Take some brown felt, fold it in two.
    Define the arm, but make it a bit longer.

    Cut out.
    You should have two elongated arms.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 24
    Step 24

    It should look like this now.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 25
    Step 25

    Let's start filling in the ear with cotton.

    Take a needle and some brown thread.
    Stitch 2/3 of the ear edges (i used a blanket stitch for it), then fill it in with cotton, stitch the last edge. Don't cut off the thread.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 26
    Step 26

    Stitch the inner ear outline with a simple stitch.

    Do the same with another ear.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 27
    Step 27

    Take some white felt and cut out 2 small circles for eyes.
    Glue them to the light-brown head piece.
    Take a black marker/pen and draw the eyes.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 28
    Step 28

    Draw the nose too.
    Take a red pen and draw a mouth :)

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 29
    Step 29

    Glue the outer head piece...

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 30
    Step 30

    ...to the light-brown head piece.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 31
    Step 31

    The head should look like this.
    Don't glue it yet.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 32
    Step 32

    Take the full-body part and glue hands to it as shown in the picture.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 33
    Step 33

    Take the outer-body part.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 34
    Step 34

    Glue as shown in the picture.
    Don't glue it all, just the parts near the chest-cutout.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 35
    Step 35

    Put the elongated light-brown piece on it as shown, so that it would stick to the glue.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 36
    Step 36

    You should now have 2 parts of body:
    full-body parts with glued hands on it
    and
    outer-body part with light-brown piece.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 37
    Step 37

    Put the parts together.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 38
    Step 38

    Take a needle and some brown thread.
    Start sewing the edges of the body (blanket stitsch preffered).
    Attention!!! Look at the step 39!

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 39
    Step 39

    When you approach the part, where the legs should be, stick them in (stick in only the elongated part).

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 40
    Step 40

    Proceed sewing as shown in the picture (sew in the legs too).
    After you sew in the legs...

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 41
    Step 41

    ...start stuffing cotton.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 42
    Step 42

    Proceed sewing with the cotton inside.
    Don't make your ,,Cheburashka" too fat :)

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 43
    Step 43

    Don't cut off the thread.
    Take the full-head part with ears and put the elongated light-brown body part on it as shown in the picture.

    You can also set the ears aside.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 44
    Step 44

    Put the face on top and start sewing in.
    As you sew, sew in the ears.
    Attention!!! Look at the step 45!

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 45
    Step 45

    Don't forget to stuf in a bit of cotton as you sew.
    ,,Cheburashka" shouldn't look as he's starving :)

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 46
    Step 46

    Now the plushie ,,Cheburashka" should look like this from the front...

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 47
    Step 47

    ...and like this from the back.

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 48
    Step 48

    You can also make a keyring from this plushie.
    Just buy the keyring-part at a supermarket...

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 49
    Step 49

    ...and sew it on!

  • How to make a fabric animal charm. Plushie/Keyring "Cheburashka" - Step 50
    Step 50

    Here you go- a ,,Cheburashka" keyring!! It can also be used as a bag charm or any other thing. Just let your imagination flow~

    I hope this tutorial was helpful ^^

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hahaitsanna
hahaitsanna
Very cute! I love Ceburashka :3
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Sweet Sasa 13-8 N.
Sweet Sasa 13-8 N. · 3 projects
Ahhh Cheburashka *.* One of my favourites *.*
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