Create your own #BearBat Plush Toy!- WIN A FREE Sewing Machine!

smp bearbat plush contest

Create your own #bearbat Plush Stuffie and you can win a NEW Sewing Machine!


Official Contest Rules:

  1. No Purchase Necessary. Download the official #bearbat pattern here:
    TO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE
  2. Cut out and create your #bearbat plush pattern:
    1. Be as creative as you’d like when selecting your fabric types and colors
    2. Decorate! Use buttons, ribbons, anything! Make your bat bear uniquely yours
    3. 1 entry per person, get your children and grand children involved!
  3. Take pictures of your completed #batbear plush and submit before October 21, 2016
    1. Email pictures to: Contests@sewingmachinesplus.com
    2. Include your name, city, email, and phone (optional) and a brief description of your #bearbat.
    3. Voting will start October 22, 2016 via Facebook. So follow SewingMachinesPlus.com on Facebook to vote!
    4. The winner will be announced October 31, 2016!

Materials You Will Need:

materials you will need

  1. Pattern: TO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE
  2. Material – for the body we used 2 pieces of felt or 1/4 yard of fabric and scraps for the face, belly, and wings.
  3. Sewing Machine
  4. Scissors
  5. Pins
  6. Thread
  7. Polyfil Stuffing
  8. Any other buttons or accessories you might want to add.

All of these materials can be found at your local craft or hobby store.


Let’s Start!

Step 1: Download the #bearbat patter and print out 2 copies. One for directions, the other for cutting patterns.

Step 2: Cut your patterns out, then place and pin to your material.

pin your patters to your material

Step 3: Cut your patterns out leaving 1/4″ seam allowance. We suggest using Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Scissors to help with tight curves and turns.

cut out your shapes

Step 4: Mock your pieces up, cleaning cut edges as needed. At this point, you may want to change up material in different areas depending on the type of look you are going after.

mock up shapes

Also, you can replace the heart shape on the belly with whatever shape and design you would like. I decided to create a button pocket in the middle of the heart.

heart shape

Step 5: Fully assemble your front and back piece.

WINGS & Ears: Top stitch the inner ear pattern to the face of your front ear piece. Then with the inner ear piece facing the back piece, sew your ears together keeping your 1/4″ sew line in mind and keeping the bases open. Turn your ear pieces inside out then fill with Polyfil. Repeat the same step with your wing pieces.

BACK: Next, place the back wrong side up and pin the ears and wings onto the back piece keeping your 1/4″ sew line  in mind.

FRONT: Place the front body piece facing up. Place pin your eyes, snout, nose mouth and belly shape in place then sew then onto the front piece keeping your 1/4″ sew line in mind.

front and back

Step 6: After your back and front pieces are fully assembled and sewn on, with the backside facing up on the bottom piece, place your front piece faced down on top of your back piece and sew a 1/4″ line around the border. MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT SEW THE BOTTOM EDGE.

Pulling your plush inside out from the bottom, your ears and wings should pop out, and the bottom should be open, leaving an accessible area to fill with Polyfil.

front and back

Step 7:Fill the head and body from the bottom using Polyfil and sew the body shut. You are now finished with your #bearbat.

finished

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