How to Make a Pokemon Plush

Updated April 17, 2017

Pokemon are pocket monsters found all over the Pokemon games made by Nintendo. Plushes are dolls made of felt material and stuffing to create a soft and lovable toy. With the right materials, and a bit of patience, you can sew together your very own Pikachu, Mudkip or any other Pokemon found in the Nintendo games.

Draw the body design on two pieces of felt, then cut them out. One method of doing this is drawing the design on one felt, cutting it out, tracing the outline of the body on the other felt piece, then cutting out the second body design.

Draw eye pieces from your felt and cut them out. The same techniques from Step 1 can be applied when cutting out the second eye piece. Stitch them on the facial area of your Pokemon plush.

Draw with a felt tip pen, or sew on the mouth and nose of your Pokemon plush doll. When using the felt tip pen, test it out on unused felt fabric before you draw on the main body.

Cut out additional felt pieces for different patches of fur. This will depend on the Pokemon you are making. For example, with Pikachu, who has dark stripes surrounding its body, you will need dark felt pieces. Stitch these pieces on the main part of the body.

Cut out two pieces of felt for each of its limbs such as arms, legs, ears and/or tail. Sew each limb piece together, back to back, ensuring there is enough open space to insert the stuffing for each limb. After they have been stuffed, sew them shut.

Sew on the limbs onto the body design, then begin sewing the two body pieces together. Ensure that there is an opening wide enough to insert the final stuffing into your plush doll body.

Sew the last opening on the body shut once you have finished stuffing it. When you are finished, you have made your own Pokemon plush.


You can also use buttons or googly eyes instead of cutting out felt eye pieces.

Things You'll Need

  • Felt pieces of different colours
  • Stuffing material
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread
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