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Make an adorable Penguin!
Sewing pattern to make an adorable Mr. Penguin toy for your kids!

Posted by Akamatra from Athens, Attica, Greece • Published See Akamatra's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a penguin plushie. Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern - Step 1
    Step 1

    For Mr Penguin’s exterior I used some samples of soft artificial velour I had lying around but you can use felt or corduroy too.

  • How to make a penguin plushie. Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern - Step 2
    Step 2

    For the interior of Mr. Penguin’s body I used my stash of fabric and threads scraps. I decided long ago to keep all the small scraps of fabric and all the trimmings of thread from my crochet and sewing to use them as fillers for my stuffed animals. I have a large bag of it. It is actually a good filling medium since I don’t like artificial ones and I trust my cotton threads and fabrics more. Plus it is great recycling too!

  • How to make a penguin plushie. Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern - Step 3
    Step 3

    I never use a pattern when I made my stuffed animals but I did make one later on for the purposes of this tutorial.

  • How to make a penguin plushie. Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern - Step 4
    Step 4

    This is my first effort for a digitized pattern so please forgive any glitches!

  • How to make a penguin plushie. Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern - Step 5
    Step 5

    Please allow 1.5cm seam allowance where I mention it since the pattern does not include it.

  • How to make a penguin plushie. Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut your fabric according to the instructions on the pattern.

    Lay your pieces and pin them appropriately.

  • How to make a penguin plushie. Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern - Step 7
    Step 7

    I actually played around a lot with Mr. Penguin’s eyes! I wanted to give him a goofy expression and I ended up liking his crossed eyes better, lol!

  • How to make a penguin plushie. Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern - Step 8
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  • How to make a penguin plushie. Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern - Step 9
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  • How to make a penguin plushie. Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern - Step 10
    Step 10

    First take one of the large body pieces of black fabric and pin the white belly, the white round of the eye and then the black irises. Sew them in place with your sewing machine.

  • How to make a penguin plushie. Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern - Step 11
    Step 11

    Then pair the nose and the feet pieces (back sides facing) and sew them with a 0.5cm seam. These pieces are too small to sew inside out and flip so make sure your seam is as good as you can.

  • How to make a penguin plushie. Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern - Step 12
    Step 12

    Sew the nose in place.
    Pair the hands (good sides facing) and sew them leaving enough of the back of the feet not sewn to turn them to their good side. Turn them inside out and fill them with filling material.
    Now it’s time to sew the body.
    Take the black piece of the body that will become Mr. Penguin’s back (meaning the black piece of fabric that you didn’t sew the belly and the eyes) and lay with its wrong side facing you. Place the hands and pin them in place. Then place and pin the feet.

    Take the front of Mr. Penguin and pair it with its back (good sides facing) and sew with your sewing machine.
    You want to leave an opening between the feet in order to flip it inside out when you are done. I forgot about it until I reached the head that’s why I used that side to fill Mr. Penguin. Don’t do that, if you want your hand sewing not shown so much in your new friend’s head!

  • How to make a penguin plushie. Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern - Step 13
    Step 13

    Flip it inside out and then fill it with your filling material.
    Then sew the opening by hand.

  • How to make a penguin plushie. Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern - Step 14
    Step 14

    You are done!

  • How to make a penguin plushie. Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern - Step 15
    Step 15

    Mr. Penguin is ready to dance!!!

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