How to Make a Stuffed Toy From a Drawing

Updated on November 10, 2015
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Claudia has been writing about crafts online for many years. She is an avid crafter who has been creating for most of her life.

How to Make a Stuffed Toy From a Drawing
How to Make a Stuffed Toy From a Drawing | Source

My daughter is a doodler. She loves to draw little characters and give them to me as mementos. Over the years, I have accumulated quite a few and they are quite special to me.

As a quilter and I've often thought it would be fun to turn one of her doodles into a stuffed toy, so I decided to give it a try. It turned out to be a fun and simple project that anyone with some basic sewing skills can do.

Follow these step by step instructions, and you too can turn a drawing into a stuffed toy. You'll be amazed at the results.

Step 1 - Pick out a drawing

Pick out the doodle that you want to turn into a stuffed animal.  I chose "Rockie" down in the lower right-hand corner.
Pick out the doodle that you want to turn into a stuffed animal. I chose "Rockie" down in the lower right-hand corner. | Source

Whether it is large or small, black and white or full of color, choose the drawing you want for your stuffed toy. Use care as some drawings are going to be more difficult to put together than others. For example, "Pricles" on the bottom left of the photo, with all of his sharp points, would be difficult to do.

Tips:

  • Choose a drawing that is relatively simple.
  • Unless you are an expert seamstress, do not choose a doodle with lots of sharp edges and/or curves.
  • Unless you like adding lots of embellishments, do not choose a doodle with lots of eyeballs, arms, hair and other things.

Step 2 - Enlarge and trace the doodle

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1. Using a copier, enlarge the drawing as much as possible.  The original doodle is about 3 inches high.2. Using tracing paper, trace the copy version, making it even larger if desired.
1. Using a copier, enlarge the drawing as much as possible.  The original doodle is about 3 inches high.
1. Using a copier, enlarge the drawing as much as possible. The original doodle is about 3 inches high. | Source
2. Using tracing paper, trace the copy version, making it even larger if desired.
2. Using tracing paper, trace the copy version, making it even larger if desired. | Source

Chances are high that the original doodle is too small to make into a toy. That means you will have to enlarge the drawing.

  1. Use a copier and make the drawing as large as you would like it to be.
  2. Trace the large version of the drawing onto tracing paper. If you want the toy to be larger than the copier version, and as shown in the second photo above, make the tracing larger than the copier version. This takes a little time to get right, but it is worth it.

Step 3 - Create the pattern pieces and pin them to the fabric

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1. Part of the pattern pinned to fabric.2. Guidelines marked on the pattern for ease of assembly later.3. Label all pattern pieces to aide in assembly.4. Pattern pieces pinned to desired fabrics.
1. Part of the pattern pinned to fabric.
1. Part of the pattern pinned to fabric. | Source
2. Guidelines marked on the pattern for ease of assembly later.
2. Guidelines marked on the pattern for ease of assembly later. | Source
3. Label all pattern pieces to aide in assembly.
3. Label all pattern pieces to aide in assembly. | Source
4. Pattern pieces pinned to desired fabrics.
4. Pattern pieces pinned to desired fabrics. | Source
  1. Using tracing paper, trace the individual pieces that will be made out of fabric. Do not cut out the pieces from the original tracing. You never know if you will need to retrace a piece.
  2. If needed, add some simple guidelines to help match up the body with other pieces. In the photo, the guidelines show where the felt hair will be placed.
  3. Label the pattern pieces.
  4. Pin all of the pattern pieces on the fabric(s) of your choice.

Step 4 - Cut out the pattern pieces and pin them in place

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1. Cut out all of the individual pattern pieces.2. Leave paper patterns pinned to their respective fabric pieces.  This helps when positioning them.3. Pin the pattern pieces to the right side of the toy body.  Note the hash mark at the top of the nose that matches up with the bottom of the eyeglasses.
1. Cut out all of the individual pattern pieces.
1. Cut out all of the individual pattern pieces. | Source
2. Leave paper patterns pinned to their respective fabric pieces.  This helps when positioning them.
2. Leave paper patterns pinned to their respective fabric pieces. This helps when positioning them. | Source
3. Pin the pattern pieces to the right side of the toy body.  Note the hash mark at the top of the nose that matches up with the bottom of the eyeglasses.
3. Pin the pattern pieces to the right side of the toy body. Note the hash mark at the top of the nose that matches up with the bottom of the eyeglasses. | Source
  1. Cut all fabric pattern pieces out, using the tracings as your guide. Do not remove the paper pattern until you are ready to sew.
  2. With the exception of any legs, arms or other items that will be sticking out from the body, pin the pieces into place on the main body of the toy. Any pieces that will be sticking out of the body will be placed on later.
  3. Use your markings to help position items in the right place.

Step 5 - Sew pieces onto body of toy

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Sew pieces onto the front piece of the toy's body fabric.Pieces sewn onto front of body.Preparing to add decorative stitching for teeth.Use a contrasting thread to add teeth to toy's face.
Sew pieces onto the front piece of the toy's body fabric.
Sew pieces onto the front piece of the toy's body fabric. | Source
Pieces sewn onto front of body.
Pieces sewn onto front of body. | Source
Preparing to add decorative stitching for teeth.
Preparing to add decorative stitching for teeth. | Source
Use a contrasting thread to add teeth to toy's face.
Use a contrasting thread to add teeth to toy's face. | Source

Fabric embellishments, like a nose or eyes, can be added by hand sewing them or by sewing them on with a machine. Sewing them on by machine will ensure that the toy is more durable and there is less of a chance that they will get torn or fall off.

With very few exceptions, remove the tracing paper pattern pieces before sewing. If you need guidelines, like the teeth in the photos above, sew through the pattern and then remove it.

Tracing paper can be removed fairly easily. Use care so the stitching does not pull out. If small paper pieces remain, use tweezers to remove them.

Tips:

  • Use a different color thread to add definition or other interest to the toy.
  • Always begin and end with 2 - 3 backstitches. This will help ensure that the sewing does not pull out.

Step 6 - Add external parts

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Add hair that will be sticking out of the top of the head.Add arms and legs that will be sticking out of the sides of the body.
Add hair that will be sticking out of the top of the head.
Add hair that will be sticking out of the top of the head. | Source
Add arms and legs that will be sticking out of the sides of the body.
Add arms and legs that will be sticking out of the sides of the body. | Source

Adding parts, like arms and legs, that will be sticking out of the body of the toy is handled differently than adding embellishments to the toy body.

For any part of the toy that is sticking out, it needs to pinned facing the inside of the body so that when the pieces are sewn together, they stick out when the toy is flipped inside out.

Using the hash marks you drew earlier, pin the pieces to the inside of the body as shown.

Tip: To make sure that they will be in the correct position when the sewing is done, test them by flipping them up.

Pin the pieces in place.

Step 7 - Sew the front of the toy body to the back

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1. Pin the front of the body to the back, right sides together.2. Use small pins to mark where pieces are that will be sticking out, like legs and arms.3. Leave an opening so that the toy can be stuffed.  Backstitch on both sides of the opening to ensure that the seam does not pull open.4. Wherever something like a leg or arm will be sticking out, backstitch to give it more security.
1. Pin the front of the body to the back, right sides together.
1. Pin the front of the body to the back, right sides together. | Source
2. Use small pins to mark where pieces are that will be sticking out, like legs and arms.
2. Use small pins to mark where pieces are that will be sticking out, like legs and arms. | Source
3. Leave an opening so that the toy can be stuffed.  Backstitch on both sides of the opening to ensure that the seam does not pull open.
3. Leave an opening so that the toy can be stuffed. Backstitch on both sides of the opening to ensure that the seam does not pull open. | Source
4. Wherever something like a leg or arm will be sticking out, backstitch to give it more security.
4. Wherever something like a leg or arm will be sticking out, backstitch to give it more security. | Source
  1. With right sides together, pin the front to the back, using your markings as guides.
  2. Wherever there is a piece that will be sticking out, like a leg or hair, use mini pins to mark where it is.
  3. Determine where the opening for the stuffing will be.
  4. Sew the pattern together, using at least a 1/4" seam. Begin and end with back stitching. Whenever you come to a place where there is an extremity, back stitch for extra security.

Step 8 - Turn the toy inside out and then stuff

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1. Flip the toy inside out.  Note how the extremities are correctly placed.2. Stuff the toy with fiberfill.3. Use your judgement to determine how much filling to use.
1. Flip the toy inside out.  Note how the extremities are correctly placed.
1. Flip the toy inside out. Note how the extremities are correctly placed. | Source
2. Stuff the toy with fiberfill.
2. Stuff the toy with fiberfill. | Source
3. Use your judgement to determine how much filling to use.
3. Use your judgement to determine how much filling to use. | Source
  1. Flip the toy inside out and lay flat.
  2. Using the stuffing of your choice, stuff the toy.
  3. Fill until you are happy with the look.

Tips:

  • Before stuffing, run your finger around the inside seam to make sure it has been smoothed out.
  • Use an adequate amount of stuffing. Too little and the toy will be floppy and lay flat. Too much and it will be extremely difficult to sew closed.
  • Use the eraser end of a pencil to get stuffing into small nooks and crannies.

Step 9 - Finish sewing the seam closed

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1. Using mini pins, fold the edges inward and pin to keep the folds in place.2. Pin the two edges together along the seam.3. Using a matching thread color, whip stitch tightly along the edge, removing pins as needed.
1. Using mini pins, fold the edges inward and pin to keep the folds in place.
1. Using mini pins, fold the edges inward and pin to keep the folds in place. | Source
2. Pin the two edges together along the seam.
2. Pin the two edges together along the seam. | Source
3. Using a matching thread color, whip stitch tightly along the edge, removing pins as needed.
3. Using a matching thread color, whip stitch tightly along the edge, removing pins as needed. | Source

To finish the seam follow these steps:

  1. Fold in the edges and pin, using small pins.
  2. Join the two sides together and pin, using larger pins. Don't use the pins sparingly. The more you use, the smoother the seam will be.
  3. Using a whip stitch and thread that blends with the fabric, sew together the two sides. Use a tight whip stitch so that no stuffing can come out.

Step 10 - Here's Rockie!

Here is the finished product!
Here is the finished product! | Source

Turn your child's drawing into a stuffed animal

There is something really special about making a stuffed toy out of a drawing. The result is a toy that no one else in the world has.

It is a lovely way to remember a favorite doodle that has been tucked away for years. It also makes a special, one-of-a-kind gift for friends or family.

Try making one of these wonderful toys. Your child or grandchild will be so happy and proud when they see one of their unique sketches turned into a stuffed toy.

From the original doodle to the stuffed toy

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        Claudia Mitchell 4 years ago

        Thanks Leki - I'll try that stitch next time.

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        Leki 4 years ago

        Can I just suggest one thing? Use a ladder stitch rather than a whip stitch for a cleaner edge that holds great. Almost all plush makers that I know use this stitch (myself included) :)

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        mariamvs714 4 years ago

        This is an amazing tutorial. Excellent photos and explanations. Thank you so very much for sharing it.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much Nell! I appreciate the support. It is such a fun project to do.

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        Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

        Hi Glimmer, loved this! really clever idea, great to see you back, and voted up and shared! lol!

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much kittycriston. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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        Kitty Criston 5 years ago

        wow.. i like it. This hub is very creative.

        It is very nice. :)

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        I appreciate it moonlake. I don't know how old your kids are, but if you have an old drawing tucked away, you could surprise them. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub.

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        moonlake 5 years ago from America

        Congrats on HOTD! I love this wish I had thought of it when my kids were little.. Great information voted up and more.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thank you so much Au Fait! Wow - I'm impressed you can sew all those clothing items. I can't sew clothes at all, but wish I could. I hope you give this a try too! I appreciate all of the support.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        michyoung - Glad you enjoyed the hub. I hope your toy turns out nicely! Have fun making it.

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        C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

        Forgot to say, Voted up, awesome, and will share! ;)

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        C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

        What a cute original idea! I've been hand sewing and embroidering since I was about 5 years old -- making doll clothes out of scraps. I learned to sew with a sewing machine when I was 14 and made most of my own school clothes after that, prom dresses, etc. I still sew now and then, but usually decorative things for gifts, etc. I think this idea you have is fabulous! And sew easy, too!

        Congratulations on getting Hub of the Day!!

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        michyoung 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA

        that's creative and cute! :D I'll try that at home :D

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much Sally's Trove. I appreciate all of the support. I might have to think about the etsy thing. I'm not so familiar with it. Thanks for the encouragement!

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        Stephanie Bradberry 5 years ago from New Jersey

        Thanks for getting back to me so quick. I learned my lesson about back stitching a while ago. I will never make the mistake of not securing my work again.

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        Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

        What a wonderfully creative idea. I'm with ComfortB about selling on etsy. I think lots of folks would want to send their kids' drawings in to have a one-of-a-kind stuffed animal made by hand (what a beautiful gift to honor a child). Up, interesting, useful, and all that jazz!

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        I really appreciate your kind comments travel_man1971. I'm glad you liked the hub.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much Rkwebs! I appreciate it.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thank you for your kind comments anuramkumar. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        I appreciate it Thelma. My daughter is so excited reading all of these comments. Thanks.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much ComfortB! I have never thought about selling on Etsy, but maybe I will.

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        Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

        HOTD Lady, congrats! You're such a creative hubber. You deserve to be featured here. :)

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        Rajnesh kumar 5 years ago from India

        sweet and awesome creativity

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        anuramkumar 5 years ago from Chennai, India

        Congrats for the HOTD! You have explained very clearly on how to make a stuffed animal. Excellent work!

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        Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

        Congratulation on winning the HOTD! A very well deserved award. Very creative and this is one of the unique stuffed toy I have seen online. Thanks for sharing.

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        Comfort Babatola 5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

        Love this. It reminds me of Humpty dumpty. Do you sell on etsy? If not, maybe you should.

        Congrats on your HOTD!

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Wakerra - It is priceless to get the reaction from the recipient. How can you beat a one of a kind toy. Thanks for the comments.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        I appreciate it twig22bend! Let me know how yours turns out.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Hi StephanieBCrosby - I appreciate the comments and support. I used a simple straight stitch, but made it tighter. Also, I always back stitched to secure things.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks for such nice comments Olde Cashmere. I bet your nephew would love one of these as a gift.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much Bill!

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks Pinkchic18! I'm glad you enjoyed the hub.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much vespawoolf! This was a really fun hub to do. I appreciate your comments.

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        Wakerra 5 years ago

        My friend has a character that's a doll. For Christmas a couple years back I hooked up with another friend and we made a doll of her character. Unlike "Rockie" here, it wasn't a simple design, but just as fun to make. And the reaction we got when we presented it was priceless

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        twig22bend 5 years ago

        What a clever idea. I will try this soon . Thanks for sharing. Congratulations on your HOTD.

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        Stephanie Bradberry 5 years ago from New Jersey

        Well, we know why you got awarded a Hub of the Day. This tutorial is useful, awesome, beautiful, and interesting. I would really like to try my hand at toys.

        Do you recommend a certain type of stitch or just a straight stitch to keep everything together?

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        Olde Cashmere 5 years ago

        This is so creative and exciting because I have a nephew who loves to create unique characters. Voting this up and rating useful, awesome, and interesting. I can see why this was hub of the day. Outstanding article :)

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        Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Congratulations on your HOTD! I'm happy for you!

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        Sarah Carlsley 5 years ago from Minnesota

        This is awesome! What a creative idea!

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        vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

        Congrats on HOTD! What a cute idea and I'm sure your daughter is thrilled with the stuffed representations of her drawings. I really like the step-by-step instructions with photos. I hope to use this someday!

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Many thanks Dreamer Meg. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Mary - Thanks so much for the support! I love the tshirt throw pillow idea. I have kept her special tshirts and my have to do something like that.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        savingkathy - My daughter did get a big kick out of it. It's so much fun doing something that our kids will appreciate. Thanks for commenting.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        I'm glad you enjoyed the hub Purple Perl. Thanks for commenting.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Hi Suzie HQ - Thanks for your kind comments. You should make one from one of your doodles! It would be lots of fun. I appreciate all of your support.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        I appreciate it Happyboomernurse! "Rockie" was a lot of fun to make and my daughter loves him.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much ThePracticalMommy! I appreciate it.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        I hope you give it a try NCBler and I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. Thanks for reading!

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        DreamerMeg 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

        Fantastic idea!

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        Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

        Congrats on HOTD. Well deserving! I used to take my kid's old T shirts and make throw pillows that they could keep. I love this idea!

        Voted it UP, and will share.

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        Kathy Sima 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        What a neat idea - and such a special treat for your daughter to see one of her creations brought to life!

        Congratulations on the HOTD!

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        Purple Perl 5 years ago from Bangalore,India

        What a creative mom you are! Using your talent in fun ways makes your life more interesting. So, voted you up and interesting!

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        Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

        Hi GTF,

        WOW, how brilliant you are! I love your creativity here taking a doodle and turning into Rockie!! Your daughter must have been thrilled at how clever her mom is. This is an excellent step by step with great detail, I definitely would think of using and I was always a doodler, still am!! LOL

        Much deserved HOTD!!

        VU, ++++, shared and pinned!!

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        Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

        Congrats on earning HOTD for this great and oh so creative craft idea!

        "Rockie" is adorable, and since your daughter, created him out of her imagination, it makes the stuffed toy an absolutely wonderful keepsake for future years.

        Voted up across the board except for funny.

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        Marissa 5 years ago from United States

        Just coming back to say congrats on the HOTD! This hub deserved it!

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        NCBIer 5 years ago

        Awesome! You have made it look so easy that I have to give it a try. I love twoseven's idea of collecting them through the year and making a truly unique Christmas gift. Thanks so much for the hub!

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Jill - I really appreciate at the support! Thanks.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks for the comments kingkos. People could do this with all sorts of characters.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Hi Ktrapp - This could definitely be adapted to puppets and made out of any fabric. Also makes a great surprise gift for someone older...take one of their past drawings that has been saved and then see if they remember it. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. Thanks for commenting.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much purl3agony. I appreciate it.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Pstraubie - I always love your comments and I am glad you enjoyed the hub. Thanks!

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thank you so much for your nice comments kittycriston.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Hi RTalloni - I appreciate the support and comments. It's so much fun to see the results when a toy like this is done.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much Mitch! I thought about letting some of my friends know I could do this. It would be nice way to make a little extra money. I appreciate the comments.

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        Jill Spencer 5 years ago from United States

        Congratulations on another well-deserved HOTD. Woo-hoo!!!

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        kingkos 5 years ago

        One of the best creative hub I see, Maybe you can make some anime stuffted like naruto and onepiece. And most who will comment here are women who loves that. Great hub!

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        Kristin Trapp 5 years ago from Illinois

        What an absolutely clever idea and a fantastic way to encourage a child's artistic skills. If there's a "story" going on with the characters in the doodles, it might be fun to make them into felt puppets too. My daughter used to always put on plays with puppets when she was little. Great, unique Hub and craft idea - congratulations on getting HoTD.

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        Donna Herron 5 years ago from USA

        So cute! I love this idea. Congrats on your HOTD!!

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        Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

        You are so creative, Glimmer. What a gift you have. Congratulations on hub of the day...have a lovely Monday .

        Sending you many Angels early this morning from my house to yours. :) ps

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        Kitty Criston 5 years ago

        Congratulation! really very interesting hub! keep up :)

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        RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

        Congrats for your Hub of the Day on this great tutorial. Making a child's drawing into a 3D toy is a fabulous memory maker! Pinned to Arts and Crafts board.

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        Mitch Alan 5 years ago from South Jersey

        Very cool hub...I see a home-based business for a talented seamstress...custom doodle dolls made from your kiddos doodles...keep hubbing...

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much Rajan. I appreciate all of the support.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        I appreciate it Faith! It really is easy, just takes a little time and planning.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        This is just brilliant GTF. The pictures though make it seem so easy but it is indeed an amazing job.

        Voted up and awesome and pinned.

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        Faith A Mullen 5 years ago

        SO cute! And it looks pretty easy! Awesome hub. Voted up :)

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much Sunshine! It was a fun one to do.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much Jeannieinabottle! The nice thing is this is easy sewing. Many thanks for the comments.

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        Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

        I saw something similar on Pinterest a few weeks ago, but they didn't supply step by step directions. Well done!

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        Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

        This is so cute! I am not great at sewing things, but what a great idea for someone that does have talent, like yourself. Voted up!

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much Leah! It really is a fun project and my daughter has "Rockie" proudly displayed on her shelf. I hope they enjoy the project.

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        Leah Lefler 5 years ago from Western New York

        Oh my goodness, this is really cool! My boys would LOVE this! I could do this as a wonderful project over the summer- the boys could do the drawing, the measuring, etc. and learn from it - and I'd do the sewing. Great hub! Pinning this one!

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Hi DDE - I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. It was fun to do. Thanks for commenting.

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        Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        What a lovely idea and so creatively thought of, a well presented hub. Voted up!

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much Neinahpets! I hope you get a chance to do this. It is so much fun for anyone.

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        Stephanie 5 years ago from Canada

        Oh my this is so cute! I would really love to do this myself and have always thought sewing things to be a hard thing to learn. This is a pretty neat tutorial on how to create a stuffed toy from drawings; and as an artist, I can appreciate that! Voted up!

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks Jackie - You could do this for anyone. It's fun and makes a great gift for a parent or grandparent. Have a great day.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much shiningirisheyes! What a nice comment. It was a really fun project to do and I'm glad she still gives me doodles to work with.

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        Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

        I love this. Makes me wish I had kids to enjoy it with!

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        Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

        Not only is this stupendous, it reflects the love and admiration you carry for your child. You not only cherished her drawings, you brought them to life.

        Outstanding What a great Mom!

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        Kathryn 5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

        I still have a picture my brother drew for me when he was 10 years old. It would be a cool project to test on that drawing.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much for visiting my hubs Kathryn! You could do this with one of your drawing too, or for a friend.

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        Kathryn 5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

        That is a cute and creative idea! I'll have to keep that in mind when I have kids.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Wow - 10 soon to be 12...this project will definitely be keeping you busy for a while. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. This was definitely a fun one to write and I hope lots of kids will enjoy these toys. Thanks so much for reading!

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        Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

        Glimmer...This is GREAT! Thanks for the "useful" at-home project for Grandma's rainy days. I love sitting in my sewing room, doing something productive. With 10....soon to be 12 ,grandchildren....can I have a ball with this?.....oh yeah!......UP+++

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much twoseven! Your son will be proud to give his grandparents toys from his drawings. Have fun!

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        twoseven 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

        What a wonderful and unique idea! I am going to save my son's sketches all year and make them into Xmas presents next winter! The grandparents will be thrilled.

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Thanks so much GiblinGirl. It really is fun.

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        GiblinGirl 5 years ago from New Jersey

        This actually sounds like a fun project and it seems pretty doable!

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