Sooo, last week I posted the invitations for Thomas' upcoming monster party. And the stuffies I made as party favors. Since then, 2 things happened: I got several emails asking how I made them, and Sofia begged me for a pink version. Tutorial, anyone?
A caveat: I don't sew. This is a tutorial (with pretty awful pictures because Sofia was "helping" me make her monster) from a beginner sewer for other beginners.
Unless your monster is a bit.... different.... you will need 2 arms and 2 legs. I've found the easiest way to do it is to draw your arms/legs onto the fabric, stitch around and THEN cut them out. Avoids the whole "grrr, my machine is eating the fabric!" rant... *rolls eyes*
Flip the arms and legs right-side-out, stuff them, and set them aside. Cut felt for the eye, nose and mouth and pin everything down. Sew it.
Ok, so now she's looking all kinds of awkward, but this is how you want to position the arms/legs for sewing the entire monster together. After piling the arms and legs inside, created a monster sandwich by placing the other body piece on top, pining everything together and sewing around, leaving an opening at the top so you could flip her right-side-out. Oh, and see the button-eye peeking out? Yeah, remember to sew everything onto the face before proceeding to this step :)