may the 4th be with you
Ever since I was a little girl, I've loved Ewoks. I'm pretty sure that back then, my mom wouldn't let me actually watch Return of the Jedi, but I still knew all about these creatures. To me, they were cute and cuddly, and I even had a stuffed Ewok. She was gray with a pink hood. So cute.
Well, today is May 4th, which means it's Star Wars Day! I still love the original three movies (the new ones? meh.), so I couldn't pass up the chance to celebrate with a little softie Ewok! They are really quick to make, and are safe for even the littlest Star Wars fan to love.
Here's what you need:
Fabric in two good Ewok colors (I used corduroy)
Ewok pattern PDF
Cut out two body pieces and two hood pieces. (It's best to cut two layers at a time, with wrong sides together.)
Stitch the face onto one body piece, and cut an opening in one hood piece.
Pin the body pieces together, and sew around the edge with a running stitch, leaving an inch or so for stuffing. Stuff him and stitch him closed.
Pin the hood pieces together, and sew around the edge with a whip stitch, making sure you leave openings for the ears. The pattern is marked for these openings, but it's a good idea to make sure that your openings match up with your Ewok, as some variation can occur when cutting and sewing.
Get your Ewok dressed, and then send him off to play in Endor:
Okay, well that's actually my front yard, but whatever. He looks at home, doesn't he?
My 24-year-old sister has claimed this guy, and I've already got a list of people in my friends and family who are going to need one. I think I'll be heading to the store for more colors of corduroy so I can stitch up a whole colony!
And just in case you don't believe me about my love of Ewoks from childhood on, I submit this proof:
Yep. Me with Wicket. I'm just that cool.
Happy Star Wars Day, friends! And may the force be with you!