How to Make a Stuffed Robot Toy

Written by linda shepard
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How to Make a Stuffed Robot Toy
Let your child design their own stuffed robot toy. (Maschinenmensch - Roboter image by Marem from

A robot's design can take many shapes. For a creative and personalised project, ask a child to draw their vision of what a robot looks like for a stuffed toy design. Young children can contribute to the project with the basic design. Older children can design, sew and stuff toy robots with a few basic sewing instructions. A trip to a fabric store to pick out fabrics and supplies could add an extra element of fun to this needlework craft project.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Paper
  • Crayons
  • Copier
  • Scissors
  • Cotton fabrics
  • Felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Straight pins
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Buttons
  • Pipe cleaners

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  1. 1

    Draw the robot with the crayons.

  2. 2

    Photocopy the robot picture, increasing or decreasing the size.

  3. 3

    Cut out the robot for a pattern.

  4. 4

    Pin the pattern to a piece of folded fabric.

  5. 5

    Cut out two pattern pieces, adding 1/4-inch around the edge for a seam.

  6. 6

    Sew buttons on the robot face for eyes on the right side of the front pattern piece.

  7. 7

    Pin the right sides of the pattern together along the edges.

  8. 8

    Thread the needle and sew small straight stitches 1/4-inch from the edge around the entire pattern, leaving a 3-inch section open for turnaround and stuffing.

  9. 9

    Turn the robot right-side-out.

  10. 10

    Pack the stuffing tightly inside the robot and stitch the opening closed.

  11. 11

    Cut out additional robot design details from the felt and glue them on with fabric glue.

  12. 12

    Wind pipe cleaners into a spiral pattern and glue them on top of the robot head for antennae.

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