Truth be told, I have an obsession with cats. So this week, I decided to channel my love for cats and make this adorable pusheen (internet cat sensation, second in line to grumpy cat). This DIY is easy to make, and the result is simply ‘awww’ worthy. I honestly need another stuffed toy like a hole in the head, but making pusheen was too cute to pass up. Have fun making the super stuffed, extra fuzzy pusheen!
Here is what you need:
1. Fabric (I got my fuzzy fabric from Fabricland for just $5. If you buy end of the roll fabric, you can usually get a steep discount)
2. Felt (49 cents per sheet from Michaels. I bought light grey, dark grey and black, but found the light grey looked best so ended up not using the other colours)
3. Glue gun + glue sticks
4. Black circle buttons ($1.49 from Michaels)
6. Stuffing ($8 from Fabricland)
From left to right: Dark grey fuzzy fabric (Fabricland), black felt (Walmart), light and dark grey felt (Michaels), Scissors, black circular buttons (Michael’s), glue gun (Walmart)
How to make Pusheen:
Step 1: Trace out your pusheen stencil, and cut it out. In total, you will need 1 body, 4 paws, and 1 tail. I googled a picture of pusheen and free handed it.
Step 2: Put your stencil on top of your fabric and cut out two traced pieces of each shape. In total you will have fabric pieces for 2 bodies, 8 paws, and 2 tails.
Step 3: Glue gun the pieces together. Glue in small segments to avoid the glue drying it. When gluing making sure to leave a small opening so that you can stuff it.
Remember when gluing your fabric together, glue the fuzzy sides together. When you flip your fabric inside out you want a clean seam, and the fuzzy fabric to be on the outside.
Step 4: Once all the pieces are glued, flip pusheen inside out.
Pusheen looks dead, but it will soon look cute (patience).
Step 5: Carefully stuff your pusheen. I put a lot of stuffing in to maximize the cute factor.
Step 6: Once stuffed, seal up the opening with more glue.
Step 7: Cut out Pusheen’s light grey patches out of your felt and glue them on to the pusheen body. In total, you will have 3 small long ovals on the forehead, 2 large ovals for the back, 2 strips on the tail, and a mouth in your grey felt (I googled images of pusheen and free handed it). Glue the felt directly onto the pusheen body. Glue on the eyes as well.
And you’re done !! Have fun with it, and thank you for reading 🙂