Sunday, January 15, 2012

Chain Chomp plush

I love video games.  Back in October, I followed a tutorial here and made a very cute Boo plush.
See?  I told you!  Cute, right?

I have wanted a Chain Chomp ever since.

I have never made a pattern of my own before and had no idea where to start, so I just used what I already had.  The Boo pattern.  I was pretty sure that if I used her pieces, but cut four of the plain ones instead of two (because Chain Chomps don't have tails) I would end up with a ball shape. 
So that is what I tried.  I cut four out of black (yes, it really is black) felt.

Sewed two together along one side, then the other two together along one side, then sewed the two half-circles I just made together.  Leaving a gap for turning of course.  I know felt does not fray and doesn't need to be cut with pinking shears, but they are new and I wanted to use them!

Here is my method for remembering to leave a gap for turning.  I hope I am not the only person who has happily sewed a piece completely closed before...
My trick is to put a whole bunch of pins in the area tha I am leaving opened.  It is a good visual reminder because you just can't miss all those pins and continue to sew your piece shut.

Then I turned it, stuffed it and sewed it shut.  After that I ran the lint brush over it to clean all the stuffing scraps off of it.

I didn't take pictures of me  fooling with scraps of paper trying to get the features right.  But that is exactly what I did.  Once I liked the paper pieces, I cut them out of felt and sewed them on.  I just cut six small strips of felt and hand sewed them together in loops for the chain.

I really like the way that it turned out.  My thirteen year old deemed him "AWESOME" and that makes me happy too!

Thank you so much Serena for posting your Boo!  I never would have been able to make this without you! Pin It


  1. Love love LOVE it! Chain Chomp is one of the cutest Mario bad guys.

    1. Looks great Im a huge Mario fan and your boo looks awesome

  2. Thanks!!! I want to make a Shy Guy too, but can't find a tutorial for one. I'm going to have to wing it, I guess. But not for a while though.


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