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Plushie, sock animal, felt
I meant to sew rabbits for my new little nephew, but when I had made the ears, it could not be anything but 3 little Totoros. They are really simple to make. And they have little butts :p
I added a how to - hope it is understandable.

Posted by BanDitte from Denmark, South Carolina, United States • Published See BanDitte's 4 projects »
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  • How to make a bear plushie. Totoro - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, turn your sock inside out and flatten it out with the heel facing downwards.
    If forgot to turn it, so the sock I am demonstrating has the wrong side out.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Totoro - Step 2
    Step 2

    Draw the shape of the ears on the top. This is a 25 cm long sock, and the ears I drew are 6 cm long.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Totoro - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sew along the line and cut away the middle part.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Totoro - Step 4
    Step 4

    Time to stuff your Totoro. I used the filling of an old pillow. It is easy to shape.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Totoro - Step 5
    Step 5

    Stuff it til it is semi-hard and shape-able. Leave some fabric in the bottom.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Totoro - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut that part of and save it. Spare a little for seamallowance.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Totoro - Step 7
    Step 7

    And now we make that famous little butt. Fold the fabric inside

  • How to make a bear plushie. Totoro - Step 8
    Step 8

    Start sewing from inside the folded part. Insert the needle in all the little wrinkles in the fabric.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Totoro - Step 9
    Step 9

    Hopefully it will end up looking like this. The first one looks better, I hurried trough this time.

  • Step 10

    The tail is made from the spare piece of sock you cut off earlier.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Totoro - Step 11
    Step 11

    Sew around it, but leave the end open. Stuff the tail and close it.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Totoro - Step 12
    Step 12

    Attach it to the back of the Totoro. Some how one of the sides looks more like a back than the others. If not, it can be shaped.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Totoro - Step 13
    Step 13

    Cut out eyes, nose, and belly in black and white felt. I just handdrew the pieces. If making the smallest Totoro, you only need to make eyes.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Totoro - Step 14
    Step 14

    Glue the felt on. If it is for smaller children, you might want to sew it on.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Totoro - Step 15
    Step 15

    I shaped the ears of the largest Totoro, with thread through the bottom of it's ears.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Totoro - Step 16
    Step 16

    Make sure you sew it tightly enough, so the thread is not visible.

  • How to make a bear plushie. Totoro - Step 17
    Step 17

    And you're done!

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John W.
John W.
FabulousHappy
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matthew t.
matthew t. · Adelaide, South Australia, AU
superb Happy
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amalia.syamra
amalia.syamra · Kampar Kiri, Riau, ID · 12 projects
awesome tutorial. i love it! Love
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barry e.
barry e.
awesome tut
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rihanna M.
rihanna M. · 1 project
Great one
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wool
wool
love totoro... any chance of a catbus?
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Creature of Whim
Creature of Whim · Claremont, California, US · 57 projects
I love them they are so cute. now I have to make one. Me and my family are huge fans of studio gible
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rio.howlett
rio.howlett · 2 projects
easy to make and a nice present
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Diana P.
Diana P. · 2 projects
this is sooooooooo cute. have to make one now
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Diana P.
Diana P. · 2 projects
Im making this for mothers day!!!!
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