I decided it would be fun to try my hand at making one for my son. The only thing is, I've never sewn ANYTHING before. But, I'm craftsy when I want to be. So I gave it a go.
So, here is my first attempt at making a Totoro.
I think I did fairly well. He loves it. It is actually made out of T-shirt material. It took a reallly long time because T-shirt material is very floppy, and because I had no sewing machine!
Well, then I had several people say they loved it, and that they wanted one. But I really wasn't looking to make and sell them! I kept turning it down, saying, no I really just did this for my son. But then Kristen, a lovely young woman I work with, came to me and asked a second time. She wanted it as a gift for a friend. Well, how can I say no to that?
I made some modifications to the pattern, and used felt instead. And this was the final product.
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