Use chalk to trace the toy pattern onto one of the pieces of fabric, or consider free-hand drawing shape. Now, trace the pattern again onto the other piece of fabric.
Cut out both pieces of fabric.
Decorate the pieces before you sew them together. Use buttons or other notions to add a face, tail, clothes and anything else to make it yours!
Put the front piece on top of the back with the decorated sides out. Pin the pieces together.
Time to sew! Sew around the edge with a whipstitch or a running stitch.
Leave a hole for putting in the stuffing. Remove the pins and take off the needle.
Stuff your little friend. Be sure to get stuffing into all the small areas. <b>Tip: Use a pencil or chopstick to push the stuffing into small areas.</b>
Rethread the needle and sew the hole closed. Make a knot, and cut the thread.
Now, say “Hi!” to your new little friend!
This kids' sewing project is adapted from <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1603425780/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=craftfocom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1603425780">"Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make"</a> by Andria Lisle and Amie Petronis Plumley, published by Storey Publishing. Images from Justin Fox Burks.