This Mickey Mouse plush pattern and tutorial makes creating this adorable softie super easy! Follow the simple step-by-step instructions to create your own Mickey plush doll.
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There is just something about creating one of a kind softies for my children that I love. Combining surprising fabrics and textures to give each one a unique look. I often use scraps of fabric recycled from my stash to make plushies like these!
This plush was inspired by one of our favorite characters, Mickey for the trip to Disneyland that we took a few years ago. It features bendable ears, a mousy face, soft chenille body, polka dot pocket pants and dangly legs.
If you think this Mickey plush doll is cute then you should check out my Monster Doll plush tutorial too!
Mickey Mouse Plush Pattern:
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- Black chenille (body) – two pieces 12″ x 8″
- Red polka dot cotton (pocket pants) – two pieces 12″x 8.5″ folded in half lengthwise
- Tan chenille (face) – one square 5″ x 6″ with corners cut round
- Black chenille (ears) – four pieces 3.5″ x 3.5″ with two corners rounded
- Yellow chevron cotton (legs) – four pieces 6″ x 2.5″
- Black felt (eyes and nose) – three ovals about 1″x 2″ one slightly bigger
- Pipe cleaners – two
- Poly fil
- Miscellaneous sewing supplies
How to make this Mickey plush doll:
1. Start by pinning the features to the face and sewing them in place.
2. Next sew the ears together, right sides facing, leaving the bottom open for inverting.
3. Invert each ear and place a pipe cleaner inside, along the seam.
4. Sew the pipe cleaner into place about 1/4″ from the seam. I like to use a chenille pipe cleaner to create bendable features. As I sew it in place I make sure that the needle and thread catch the edges of the pipe cleaner to hold it more firmly in place.
5. Next place two of the leg pieces together, right sides facing and sew along the sides and top. Repeat this for the second leg. Invert both pieces and fill with stuffing.
6. Pin the face to the front of one of the large black chenille pieces. Most chenille will lay smoother and softer in one direction so be sure to take this into account when piecing the softie together. Sew the face to the body.
7. Now you have a body front and back, two ears, two legs and the front and back of the pants. You could totally add arms too, by the way. Just create another set of legs and you have Mickey with arms!
8. Finally pin all of the various pieces into place as shown. Pin the front and back together, right sides facing. Sew together leaving a 2″ hole for inverting. Invert, stuff with poly fill and hand sew the hole closed.
My essentials for sewing projects:
- We love using this craft fabric bundle to add bright color to all of our projects.
- This sewing tool kit is our favorite because it has everything we needed to get started.
- This rolling storage cart helps to keep our craft supplies organized.
There you have it! A super cute Mickey inspired plush with a pocket front and back for putting treasures in. I made two of these guys for the boys to receive during our trip to Disneyland.
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OMGSH, Heather! So totally ADORABLE!! Thanks for joining in the Creative Crafts Recycled Crafts Edition with this cutie!
Thank you so much Beth <3