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How to Make a Kawaii Yeti Monster Plush Softie

Aren't yeti monsters that great? You can learn how to make the vector illustration of a cute yeti monster on Vectortuts. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to turn the picture into a true 3D softie. When you're done, it's about 10 inches tall. It's a great gift for kids or monster lovers. Let's begin!


Stocks

  • Yeti pattern - download here.
  • 31 cm (1/3 yard) white fleece.
  • 11 cm (1/8 yard) yellow fleece.
  • 1 sheet of brown felt.
  • 1 sheet of turquoise or light blue felt.
  • 1 sheet of fuchsia felt.
  • Sewing machine.
  • Scissors.
  • 1 needle.
  • Pencils.
  • Thread in white, brown, blue and pink.
  • Pen / marker.
  • Polyfill filling.
  • Card inventory (optional).

1. Printing and cutting patterns

Step 1

Download and print the sample. When you have a supply of cards, print on them. This makes it easier to find the parts. If you don't have a supply of cards, plain paper will do.

step 2

Cut out the pattern pieces directly on the line.


2. Trace the pattern onto the fabric

Step 1

Get the brown, blue, and fuchsia colored felt sheets. Using a pencil, draw the eyes, mouth, and navel on the brown felt. Trace the cheeks and tongue on the fuchsia felt. Then draw the face and stomach on the blue felt. Make sure you double the eyes and cheeks.

step 2

Get the white and yellow fleece. Make sure the stabilizer is folded wrong side out so that you have two layers of fabric. Track your body and arms on the white fleece. Trace the horns on the yellow fleece. Double the arms and horns.


3. Cut the pieces of fabric

Step 1

Cut out the pieces of felt right on the string and turn them over.

step 2

Cut out the fleece pieces, but make sure the seam allowance is half an inch.


4. Sew the mouth

Step 1

Grab the brown mouthpiece and pink tongue. Sew the tongue with the pink thread onto the brown back piece with a whip stitch. Then put it aside.


5. Make the face

Step 1

Get the blue face shape and brown eyes. Put your eyes on the face like this:

step 2

Using the brown thread and a whip stitch, sew both eyes to the blue face.

step 3

Put your mouth between your eyes and sew it on with the same whip stitch and brown thread.

Step 4

Place the fuchsia cheeks under the eyes. Sew them on with pink thread and the same stitch.


6. Sew the belly mark

Step 1

Grab the blue belly and the brown belly button. Position it in the lower half of the abdomen.

step 2

Using the brown thread, sew the belly button to the belly by making two long stitches that cross each other.


7. Do the face guide

Step 1

Grab the body pattern piece and cut out the face shape just outside the line. You now have the face guide.


8. Position and section the hair

Step 1

Get the white fleece body. Just take the pursued side.

step 2

Rotate it to the right and center the body pattern on it.

step 3

Put the face in the instructions.

Step 4

Remove the guide and leave the face on the body. Then position the hair sample piece on the face as follows:

Step 5

Holding the hairpiece in place, carefully remove the face from below. You only have the hairpiece on your body.

Step 6

Now that the hair is properly placed, draw the bottom of the pattern on the fabric.

Step 7

Cut a little above the line so that the pencil is not visible later. The yeti's hair is now cut.


9. Position the face on the body

Step 1

Grab the body pattern again and center it on the body.

step 2

Put your face in the guide and remove the guide. Pin the face in place.


10. Sew the hair

Step 1

Place the clipped hairpiece over the face.

step 2

Using a blanket stitch and brown thread, sew the piece of hair onto your body and face. The brown blanket stitch defines the hairline. Be sure to sew the clipped hair back onto your body. There should be no more openings.


11. Sew the face

Step 1

Using a whip stitch and blue thread, sew the face to the body with the sewn hair.


12. Sew the belly

Step 1

Place your belly under your face and pin it to your body.

step 2

Sew it to the body with a whip stitch using blue thread. The monster is now starting to come along!


13. Make the horns

Step 1

Pin off the yellow horns. You only need one pin at a time.

step 2

Using the sewing machine, sew the horns directly onto the string. Leave an opening at the bottom for filling.

step 3

Trim off the excess seam allowance on the sides, leaving about 1/8 of an inch.

Step 4

Turn the horns inside out and lightly fill them with the poly fill.


14. Position the horns

Step 1

Grab the back of the body and lay it right side up. Take the two horns and turn them over. Position them on top of the body as shown below. The edges of the horns should line up with the top of the body. There should be about 2.5 inches of space between them.


15. Pin the body

Step 1

Take the front of your body down and place it over your back. Line up the sides and pin them in place. The horns are wedged between the two sides.


16. Sew the body

Step 1

Using the sewing machine, sew along the line of the body. Make sure to leave a small opening on one side to allow for fillings.

step 2

After sewing, trim off the excess seam allowance and cut out small wedges around the legs. Be careful not to cut the stitches. This will make it look smoother when turned inside out.

step 3

Turn the body outwards. So far it looks good.


17. Stuff and close the body

Step 1

Fill the entire body with the poly fill. First fill in the legs. Next, fill in the outside edges, then fill in the middle. Stuff with small handfuls at a time. That should fill it up right away.

step 2

Use a ladder stitch and white thread to close the body. Double knot at the end. The ladder stitch is a great stitch for hiding the opening because the thread won't show up. The body is now ready and the monster is almost ready!


18. Do the arms

Step 1

Like the horns, sew the arms, leaving an opening at the top for filling. Cut off the seam allowance.

step 2

Turn it inside out and lightly stuff. Do not put in too much filler material as you want your arms to be limp once attached to the body.

step 3

After filling, close the top of the arms with a ladder mesh.


19. Attach the arms

Step 1

Place your arms under your face. Add a couple of pins to keep them in place.

step 2

Using white thread, sew the arms back on to the top of the body using a ladder stitch.


Give your yeti a new home

The softie is done! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you are making a plush yeti for yourself or for someone. You can change the colors and facial expressions and create a whole collection of different monsters. The possibilities are endless!

Did you like this tutorial? Let us know if you have any questions in the comments. And we'd love to see pictures of your yetis!