A simple pattern for DIY Sesame Street character softies or bean bags! This easy to follow tutorial can even be enlarged and used to make a Sesame Street character pillow. Elmo, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, and Grover. Who is your favorite?
DIY Sesame Street Character Softies and Bean Bags
Most of my hair brained ideas happen when I am supposed to be sleeping at night. This one was no exception. I made a small rice pack (the kind you can heat in the microwave) for my kids awhile back and Mac loves carrying it around. It is just the right size for his toddler fingers to hold on to. As I was laying in bed I thought that it would be fun to make him an Elmo one. Instead, I decided to make him a softie (filled with pillow stuffing) so that he could cuddle with it. Then I thought, why stop with Elmo? I’ll make him a Sesame Street collection!
These are the perfect size for Sesame Street bean bags too! So many possibilities.
And since these characters are so distinctive by the colors and the shape of their eyes, they are really simple to make without a lot of intricate details.
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DIY Sesame Street Character Softies with Printable Template
Sesame Street Character Softies
- sewing machine
- printable template pieces
- cotton broadcloth in a variety of colors
- felt scraps
- pillow stuffing
- Use the printable template to cut out the pieces for the desired Sesame Street character that you'd like to make. Use broadcloth for the main piece, and felt for the details.Arrange the details (eyes, nose, mouth, eye brows) onto each face.
- Hand or machine stitch around the eyes, then the pupils. Continue stitching the rest of the details.
- With right sides together, stitch around the sides and top of the two pieces of fabric. Turn right side out.For softies with hair (Bert and Ernie), place the hair piece in between the top and bottom pieces before stitching around the sides and top. Adjust the height of the hair piece to be taller/shorter if you'd like.Fill with pillow stuffing, rice, or beans. Fold the edges of the bottom side over and pin in place. Hand or machine stitch the bottom opening closed.
I’m an enabler through and through when it comes to the things that my kids are interested in, and I don’t see that ending anytime soon!
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