Make A Face

Simplicity 8044


When sewing up a plush design, one of the final design decisions is eye placement. A sewing pattern does include eye placement, but for a “make-it-your-own” approach, you can experiment with eye size and placement on your creation…



eye pins

These animal test eyes are very handy for experimental eye placement. The sizes are 6- 16mm. Available at CR Crafts.


Ready for experimenting.

Ready for experimenting.


Here is a example of some eye placements on one guy.


Once you decide your size and placement, you can stitch on button eyes, or remove the stuffing and lock in a pair.





Ready to make a cuddly guy? These are some patterns to consider…

Make an heirloom bear. Make one of minky, fleece, or plush. The pattern also can be used to make one from a sweater. (The bears in 8155 were used for the models in the photos above.)

Simplicity 8155


The two patterns below are great if you want to make a cuddly guy, fast and easy.


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Some woodland friends to sew! Click photos for more info.


Sew on!






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