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Sesame Street Character Softies

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?
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Yield: 1
Cost: $1

Equipment

  • scissors
  • pins
  • needle
  • sewing machine

Materials

Instructions

  • 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.
    sesame street character softies placed on table, not stitched
  • Hand or machine stitch around the eyes, then the pupils. Continue stitching the rest of the details.
    stitching on eyes
  • 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.
    sewing sides of softie

Video

Notes

Note: you can use broadcloth for the details and zig zag around the edges to prevent fraying. You can also use fleece for the main piece and details. I like using felt because it is easy to work with and doesn't fray. 
Another note: please don't laugh at my printable, ha! I'm not an expert, and it is hand drawn. These are so basic that you probably don't need it too much, but it will help as a reference for size!