This little dreidel plushie is so simple to make! Kids can either hand-sew or use a sewing machine -- both under adult supervision.
- Pin or tape
- 1 or 2 different kinds of fabric, about 1/2 yard of each
- Needle and thread
- Paintbrush or chopstick
- Fiberfill pillow stuffing
- Ribbon (optional)
- Sewing machine (optional)
Draw a simple dreidel shape on a piece of paper. Pin or tape the pattern to two different pieces of fabric -- I like to use a solid color and then a colorful print or stripe. Next, cut out the shape from the fabric using the paper as guides.
With good sides facing each other, stitch around your shape. Make sure to leave an opening about 2 inches wide for the stuffing.
Turn the sewn shape inside out. You might want to use the end of a long paintbrush or chopstick to push the corners out so they are nice and pointy. Then stuff your shape with stuffing to make a nice firm pillow. I like to use polyester fiberfill, available on amazon and at most fabric stores.
Stitch the opening closed with a needle and thread.
Embellish your new plush toy with felt decorations that you can glue right on. If you and the kids are feeling ambitious, the decorations can also be embroidered.
Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel -- I made him out of plush!