This post is packed full of fun! First off, it’s part of the Ugly Pattern Series that Simple Simon and Co are doing this month. They’ve challenged sewing bloggers to take an ugly old vintage pattern and modernize it. It’s already been fun to see what people are doing and there’s much more to come! And…this ugly pattern that I have updated is also going to be a project options for this month’s Sew Crazy Challenge! This is sort of the boy version of the fabric doll I showed you last week.
Here’s what I did. I took this old (kind of ugly) rag doll pattern:
And turned it into a stuffed monster for your kids!
I kept the arms and the legs the same but added horns and a soft minky body with a crazy face to make this guy cute, silly and loveable!
And…like I said-I put this into a pattern of my own so that you can make it too!
For our Sew Crazy Challenge this month we are sewing things for kids. This is a new project option for you! This is basically my boy version of the fabric doll. If you would like to send some of these to Enchanted Makeovers, they can be enjoyed by children in Women and Children’s shelters! Get the full details on that and where to send them here.
Here’s how to make him!
Monster Stuffed Animal Pattern:
- 1/4 yard of soft, minky fabric for the body
- Small amounts of minky fabric for arms, legs and horns
- Small amounts of fleece in white, black, orange and yellow for the face
- Poly fil Stuffing
- Monster Stuffed Animal Pattern: Head Piece
- Monster Pattern: Face Pieces
- Monster Pattern: Arms and Legs
Print out your pattern pieces and cut all of the pieces from your fabric. Cut two large oval pieces that are about 12 inches wide by 14 inches tall for the body.
Turn those all right side out and stuff them with your stuffing.
Place your face pieces on one of you head pieces and sew each one in place with a simple straight stitch around the outer edge. I tol you to use fleece for these pieces because it won’t fray.
Now you will sew the bottom of the head to the top of the body with a simple straight line across the two. Place right sides together and sew across the top:
Lay the horns in place but facing into the face:
Sew all the way around leaving about 6 inches open at the bottom. Turn the monster right side out and stuff him.
Stick the legs in place and pin the opening closed on them. Then sew that shut:
And that’s it! He’s done! Not too bad I hope?