Sew a Plushie Workshop

Program Type:

Arts and Crafts, DIY

Program Description

Event Details

Try out a new creative project at home with the ideaLAB. In this online session you will learn to sew a small stuffed creature.

This beginner sewing project will teach you basic hand stitching techniques while customizing a plushie that can be used as a keepsake, decoration, or gift. You can use supplies provided in an ideaLAB Take & Make Kit or your own supplies from home.

To get an ideaLAB Take & Make Kit: stop by Hadley, Hampden, Montbello, Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales, or Sam Gary Branches and request a kit starting February 27. Supplies are limited, first come first served.

Step-by-step instructions and a video tutorial for the project are available at if you can't attend the live program or want to review the project at another time.

To follow along with the project you will need:

  • Printed pattern (2 pages) - download link. We recommend printing pattern and cutting out felt pattern pieces prior to event.
  • Felt or fabric - a fabric that doesn't fray when cut works best
  • Pencil, pen, or chalk - to trace pattern on your fabric.
  • Scissors
  • Sewing or embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Stuffing, scrap fabric, or cut up plastic bags - to stuff the project with.
  • Optional decorating supplies such as buttons, googly eyes, scrap fabric, 
  • Optional hot glue gun or craft glue for attaching decorations.

This is a casual learning environment, and makers of all skill levels are welcome.

The program will be held on Google Meet at No Google Account or sign-in is required. If you would prefer to call in, you can dial (US) (‪US‬)‪ +1 832-699-1616 and then enter the PIN: 175 840 469#

Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning via CART are available upon request with notice of three business days to or 720-913-8487. For other public accommodation requests or concerns related to a disability:

Automated voice-to-text captioning is available for all virtual programs. Need help getting set up?