Easy DIY Character Plushie Accessory

Hello~! For today's Kawaii D.I.Y. tutorial, I will teach you how to make a character plushie out of iron-on transfer sheet and an old shirt!

Actually, I didn't exactly plan to make a tutorial out of this but I thought you guys would be interested.. so I'm posting this.. yay!

I went to Ghibli museum with my friends so I just had to be in complete My Neighbor Totoro fan coordinate! :D

It was my second time to go and I wanted a nekobus accessory to wear.. I didn't want to buy so instead, I just made one for myself.

I never thought this would become a tutorial so I forgot to take photos from the start.. but thankfully...

 ... I already made an iron-on transfer tutorial before!  Please check it out first ^^v

First of all, you need to print your character on a iron-on transfer sheet. You can buy this from your local bookstores or even online.

Make sure you print it with a "reverse" setting since you will be transferring the print flipped (you don't want that).

Use an old shirt you wouldn't mind tearing apart. Cut out the character and iron it on. You can use a clean sheet of paper on top of the cut-out so that it will be protected (just in case the iron will be too hot!).

Cool it off for a little while and remove the back sheet.

I got this Nekobus character illustration from Google Images. :-)

(Note: Please don't use copyrighted artwork for selling purposes.. !)

Cut a square with the print on. And cut another square for the back part.

Since it's hard to cut around a shirt , you don't need to make it form like a cat. You will also need the extra edges for the stuffing :D

Make sure the pretty sides are faced together like this.

Using a white thread and needle, just do basic stitches with allowance around the character.

As you can see, I left an inch (or 1.5?) space so that you can flip the pretty sides outside.

Be careful because you might tear up the print..

Yay! :D

Cut some scraps for stuffing from the old shirt and stuff it all in to make a squishy plushie!

Sew the opened parts together to finish. You can also sew a strip of cloth so you can insert a ballchain strap :D

If you want it as a brooch, just use a safety pin! ^^

All stuffed up!

You can make it as a necklace, key chain.. or even a brooch!

Smiling Totoro and nekobus~ You don't need to buy the real plushies because you can make tons of this!

Rilakkuma, Hello Kitty.. you name it, you can do it! :D



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