project: halloween plush from spoonflower
You guys know about Spoonflower, right? I've had more than a couple designs printed through them, and ya know what? They're amazing. There's really something so very fun about having your own illustrations printed on fabric. And making these Halloween plus reminded me of that all over again.
When I designed this fabric panel, I was only going to do the little plush Jordöts as a fat quarter, and then on a whim I made a large version too. I'm so glad I did! The little guys are really cute, but the big ones are definitely a favorite around here! You can order your own panel to make some for yourself, and it's really easy. There are instructions on the print, but in case you want a few extra visuals, here's what making a Jordnöt looks like!
Cut out the front and back pieces, then pin them with right sides together.
Sew around the entire shape, leaving an opening to turn it right side out. (Confession: I'm terrible at judging the opening size and am always struggling to turn things!) Clip the curves, but be sure you don't clip the seams.
Turn the Jordnöt right side out, then fill it with stuffing. For the small version you see here, I didn't stuff it as full as the larger one. I think I prefer the firmer, extra stuffing look, but that's up to you.
Sew the opening closed with ladder stitch, and you'll hardly see it!
You've got a new little peanut-shaped Halloween friend. Now, just repeat this for the rest of the characters and you'll be practically be throwing a monster mash!
If you do want to make some Jordnots (Swedish for peanuts...sort of!), you'll want to order fabric soon to get your fabric in time to stitch them up for Halloween!
I love these so much that I'm already thinking that I need to make more panels like this. Any requests for Wild Olive sorts of things that you'd like to sew into pillow plush?