I adore stuffed animals. You might notice that fact from the plethora of them I have strewn around my studio. They’re cute, they liven things up, and they inspire me to create things. It seems only natural that here at Urban Threads we would have some for you to make, so I’m going to show you how to make ‘em. I’m using my little voodoo dude pincushion as my example. To make a voodoo dude, you’ll need some fabric suitable for stuffing, embroidery thread, stabilizer, and some embellishment material, such as yarn or feathers. I would advise these highly over the obligatory human hair and chicken bones route. Ick.
These instructions are for machine embroidery, but hand embroiderers can follow along too -- just get out your needle and thread and stitch by hand whenever you see an embroidery machine pop up.