How to Make a White Mouse Baby Stuffed Animal

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How to Make a White Mouse Baby Stuffed Animal
White mice are cute figures for handmade stuffed animals. (toy-mouse image by Aliaksei Hintau from Fotolia.com)

Handmade stuffed toys make a one-of-a-kind gift for animal lovers. A white mouse stuffed animal is simple to create and uses inexpensive materials that can be found at most art and hobby stores. The project works best with a sewing machine and basic sewing skills, craftsmen can substitute sewing steps with a hot glue gun, but it will not be as durable. Stuffed animals can be personalised as desired with decorative ribbon and cute details.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Paper
  • 2 sheets of white felt
  • Marker
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Chopstick or pencil
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Felt or ribbon (optional)
  • Hot glue gun (optional)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Draw the shape of the mouse you want to create on a sheet of paper or print a picture of a mouse to use as a guide. Ensure the drawing is the desired size for the stuffed animal.

  2. 2

    Trace design onto a piece of white felt, using a marker to trace thick lines. Position the felt over a second sheet of white felt; pin together. Use a sewing machine to sew along drawn lines. Leave a one-inch hole near the bottom of mouse doll. Cut away excess material along seams.

  3. 3

    Turn mouse doll inside out, using a chopstick or pencil to push out any corners. Fill doll with cotton batting. Be sure to fully stuff mouse to ensure it keeps it shape. Sew the opening closed with a sewing machine or a needle and thread after completely stuffing the doll.

  4. 4

    Add any decorative pieces to the outside of mouse doll, such as pieces of felt or buttons for the eyes. Stitch whiskers and a nose on the face of stuffed animal. Personalise further by stitching on the name of the person receiving gift, or adding a favourite colour ribbon around the mouse.

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