[DIY] Kuschelige DIYs

Heute im Rückblick: kuschelige DIYs. Sie sind oft kniffelig zu nähen, wenn sie aus vielen kleinen Teilen bestehen. Neben räumlichen Denken braucht man also auch Geduld – vielleicht habe ich deshalb noch nicht sooo viele kuschelige Projekte gemacht! Aber die, die ich gemacht habe, finde ich toll!


Diese beiden niedlichen Zeitgenossen habe ich ganz am Anfang in Amsterdam genäht. Ihr braucht dafür eigentlich nur viel Phantasie und ein paar Stoff- und Filzreste. Daraus lassen sich im Nu fröhliche, grimmige oder lustige Monster zaubern. Mehr hier.

Selfie Kissen

DIY Selfie Pillow

Hach, ich vermisse meine pinken Haare! Dieses Kissen wird mich aber immer an diese durchgeknallte Phase erinnern und ist dazu auch noch bequem. Mehr hier.

My Little Pony


Auf dieses kuschelige DIY Projekt bin ich besonders stolz, denn es war mein erstes richtiges Kuscheltier. Zuvor hatte ich noch nicht mit Vlies gearbeitet und auch nicht mit so einem komplizierten Schnittmuster. Die Mühen haben sich auf jeden Fall gelohnt, denn dieses Pony gefällt mir wirklich sehr! Mehr hier.


November 11th & 12th, 2013 – Nerdy

Today I finished my second monster: Nerdy!

Hi, I'm Nerdy!

Hi, I’m Nerdy!

He also is really easy to sew and you don’t need many things. I used:

  • two pieces of fabric
  • three different colours of felt (black, pink, white)
  • yarn (Preferably in colours matching the felt/fabric. As you can see, I don’t have black and took turquoise for the glasses)
  • stuffing

First, choose the form of your monster. Nerdy has a huge head and small body. Then think of features like eyes, mouth and accessories. I downloaded the pattern at It’s Always Autumn.


Then choose your favourite fabric and felt colour.


Cut out everything you need and then sew the accessories on the front side of your monster. I sew the felt parts by hand and the mouth with a zigzag stitch of my IKEA sewing machine.


Almost finished! Sew your monster together by placing the wrong sides of the fabric on top of each other so that when you turn it inside out, you have both right sides outside. Remember to leave a few cm open for the stuffing! When you’re done, turn it inside out, fill it with the stuffing and sew the last part shut.


Front side


Back side

 Et voilà, you have a cute little monster!

Creative Stuff – The Gobbler


My Gobbler 01

The Gobbler with its hungry mouth closed.

I just finished my second monster: The Gobbler. The pattern was again taken from ShinyHappyWorld and although it may look more difficult, it was actually easier to sew than the tissue monster. Even the zipper didn’t cause me any problems and now I am reallyreallyreally proud of my cute (AND useful!) new monster!

My Gobbler 02

The hungry Gobbler looking for food.

The Gobbler gives you a lot of creative scope: you can choose different types of eyes, add nostrils, hair and other accessoiries to make him your perfect companion for the university or office!

My Gobbler 03


Creative Stuff – The Tissue Monster

Creative Stuff - The Tissue Monster

May I proudly introduce: the tissue monster! It is cute AND useful because you can store tissues in it (what a surprise). All you need is two pieces of fabric, two pieces of rickrack for the teeth and buttons for the eyes. And a sewing machine and standard equipment of course. It is relatively easy to make and it took me about two hours. For advanced sewers it should take less time.
I got the sewing pattern from a great homepage: www.shinyhappyworld.com. You can find all kinds of sewing patterns and really good tutorials there!