If your animal doesn't have appendages to attach, simply lay your two animal shapes right sides together. To ensure a perfect stitch,
you can retrace the paper template, right side down, on the back of your
embroidery with an air erase marker. (Double check your markings are
correct with the placement of your embroidery).
Pin the two pieces of fabric together, all the way around, with a 6"
gap along one side. You will want to leave this opening so you can stuff
your animal later.