I made three stuffed animals for my kids out of an old pair of sweatpants that were too damaged to donate.
First I drew my mouse on the sweatpants with a Sharpie Stained Fabric Pen.
Then I cut the above shape out for the mouse's torso and up, cutting 1/4th of an inch around the drawing.
I cut the pants out of an old pair of cotton pajamas.
I cut both shapes out in duplicate. This is easily done because the sweatpants and pajama pants have two layers.
With the pants and body inside out, I sewed along the border, about 1/4th of an inch in. I left the top of the pants open for stuffing and the bottom of the torso for stuffing and to attach the pants.
I turned the mouse back so he was no longer inside out and turned the pants the right way too.
I stuffed both with leftover cotton scraps.
I then attached the pants to the bottom of the mouse and sewed it shut with a blanket stitch.
I then cut out a shirt and bottom and a heart from Eco-Fi felt from JoAnn Fabrics and sewed them to the front with a blanket stitch. I cut a light blue piece of felt out for the eye, a black piece for the nose and white for the teeth and sewed them on with a blanket stitch. Then I drew a dot on the blue eye.
And with that, the mouse, named "Apple" by my oldest kid, was complete.
Here is the rest of the gang that I will be posting about in the upcoming weeks: