Thursday, 13 December 2012

A Squishy Stocking Stuffer

Since my last post about Squishy Men I've had a few requests for a how to. I've also had time to think of a few adjustments to make it better. So without further ado...

Squishy Man 3.0

You will need:
1 Pattern (found here)
Cotton fabric – print or plain for outer; calico for lining (though you could use whatever you’ve got)
Sewing thread
Brown/black embroidery thread 
Wool/yarn (for hair)
Needles – 1 embroidery; 1 wool
¼ cup (dry) rice, roughly ground.

How to:
  1. Cut 4 pattern pieces.
    1. 2 of lining
    2. 2 of main fabric
  2. Sew darts in all four pieces.
  3. Sew lining pieces together leaving a small opening for filling (pattern allows for a 5mm seam).
  4. Fill and sew opening closed. Set aside.
  5. Embroider a face onto 1 piece of main fabric (I used 4 strands).
    1. Mouth: back stitch
    2. Eyes: colonial knots
  6. With right sides together, sew main pieces, leaving an opening for inserting inside part. Turn.
  7. Insert insides and hand stitch closed using ladder stitch (twice for extra strength).
  8. Using wool needle pull several strands of wool/yarn through the top of the head (in a line) and knot. Trim to desired length.
  9. You should now be holding your very own Squishy Man!
With Christmas fast approaching these would make great stocking stuffers.

NB: You are welcome to make as many as you like for yourself or family and friends. Please respect my copyright and do not make them to sell/for a profit. Thanks.


  1. Yay! It's a Squishy Man!! Thank you for posting. I will have to make one sometime, although my sewing skills are not near as great as yours!

    1. You're most welcome! my machine sewing skills are still somewhat elementary. But squishy men really are quite easy :)


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