My 13 year old daughter made this. She is amazing. She asked me to take her to the 2nd hand store and then to the craft store. But she wouldn’t tell me why. I was curious, so I played chauffeur. And, BOY, was I surprised!
When she bought an old blue t-shirt and an old pillow, totaling $3.00, I was very confused. We have those old things around the house, WHY do we need more?
On the craft store. She bought 4 pieces of colored felt, totaling $1.60. Now I was very intrigued. She wouldn’t tell me what she was making; but had the cutest little smirk on her face.
So when we got home she pulled out the glue gun, the sewing scissors, and some regular scissors. In total she had and her first step was:
Glue the circles together, only half way around the the perimeter. Then turn the project inside out. Cut open the old, but clean, pillow and stuff this new little pillow. Glue the gap together. You should have a blue circle pillow, nice and fluffy.
Now to cut the needed shapes out of the colored felt. Please see final project to gauge the sizes needed. Also, always cut on the edge and NOT the middle of the felt, in case you mess up. Then you have plenty usable to try again.
I’d wait until you have the ears glued on before your glue on the eyes. But you can position them on the round pillow to see what looks most like Stitch. Here is how to cut the ears and nose….don’t forget those two little notches in his ears.
Make sure you have two blue pieces and two pink pieces for his ears.
After you’ve pinched and glued the ears, go ahead and glue them to the lower sides of Stitch’s head. Play with the placement of these to double check where you want them. Once they are glued, it is messy to get them off and glue again.
Once the ears are in place, go ahead and glue on the eyes and nose.
Now you are ready to snuggle with your very own Stitch pillow. Enjoy!