First, I had him draw a picture of a person that we would make. There is a template in the book, but I decided he would enjoy it more if he could draw it. Then I let him choose the fabric he wanted to use. I traced the shape of his person onto the fabric, stitched around it, and stuffed it. He got to look through all my buttons to choose some eyes and a nose, and he picked the places where I sewed them on. Then I let him draw the rest of the features with a fabric marker.
It was a simple craft we could do together, but we both enjoyed it. We didn’t just make a silly stuffie together, we made a fun Christmas memory together and the stuffie will always remind us of that.
He is excited to give it to his sister, but he loves it too. It might have to be more of a shared toy.
If you make something using this tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!