Mickey Mouse Inspired Plush

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I am so excited to be here today!
It’s Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs and I have a super cute Mickey Mouse Inspired Plush Tutorial for you.

Mickey Mouse Inspired Plush - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
There is just something about creating one of a kind softies for my children that I love.  Combining surprising fabrics and textures to give each one a unique look.  This plush was inspired by one of our favorite characters, Mickey for a trip to Disneyland that we are taking soon.  It features bendable ears, a mousy face, soft chenille body, polka dot pocket pants and dangly legs.  Lets get started…

Mickey Mouse Inspired Plush - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Black Stripe Cuddle {body} – two pieces 12″ x 8″
Red Polka Dot {pocket pants} – two pieces 12″x 8.5″ folded in half lengthwise
Tan Cuddle {face} – one square 5″ x 6″ with corners cut round
Black Stripe Cuddle {ears} – four pieces 3.5″ x 3.5″ with two corners rounded
Yellow Chevron Cotton {legs} – four pieces 6″ x 2.5″
Black felt {eyes and nose} – three ovals about 1″ x 2″ one slightly bigger
Pipe cleaners – two
Poly fill
Miscellaneous sewing supplies

Mickey Mouse Inspired Plush - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Start by pinning the features to the face and sewing them in place.

Mickey Mouse Inspired Plush - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Next sew the ears together, right sides facing, leaving the bottom open for inverting.

Mickey Mouse Inspired Plush - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Invert each ear and place a pipe cleaner inside, along the seam.

Mickey Mouse Inspired Plush - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Sew the pipe cleaner into place about 1/4″ from the seam.  I like to use a chenille pipe cleaner to create bendable features.  As I sew it in place I make sure that the needle and thread catch the edges of the pipe cleaner to hold it more firmly in place.

Mickey Mouse Inspired Plush - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Next place two of the leg pieces together, right sides facing and sew along the sides and top.  Repeat this for the second leg.  Invert both pieces and fill with stuffing.

Mickey Mouse Inspired Plush - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Pin the face to the front of one of the large black chenille pieces.  Most chenille will lay smoother and softer in one direction so be sure to take this into account when piecing the softie together.  Sew the face to the body.

Mickey Mouse Inspired Plush - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Now you have a body front and back, two ears, two legs and the front and back of the pants.  You could totally add arms too by the way.  Just create another set of legs and you have Mickey with arms!

Mickey Mouse Inspired Plush - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Finally pin all of the various pieces into place as shown.  Pin the front and back together, right sides facing.  Sew together leaving a 2″ hole for inverting.  Invert, stuff with poly fill and hand sew the hole closed.

Mickey Mouse Inspired Plush - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
There you have it!  A super cute Mickey inspired plush with a pocket front and back for putting treasures in.  I made two of these guys for our twin boys to receive during our trip to Disneyland.  I am not sure whether they should have them during the flight and maybe I could fill the pockets with things to do while flying?  Or one day during our vacation?  What do you think?

Thanks so much for reading!  I hope that you enjoyed our little Mickey.  Please stop by Twin Dragonfly Designs to say hi!

xo Heather

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I am not sure this little Mickey could get any cuter! I love this little plush! You could very easily make a Minnie inspired plush using the same polka dot fabric but instead create a cute little skirt with a matching bow. I am pretty sure every Mickey and Minnie fan in my family is going to be getting a pair of these adorable plushes very soon!

Thank you Heather! To see more wonderful tutorials, to get incredibly creative party ideas, and to see some pretty delicious recipes, stop by Twin Dragonfly Designs.

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  1. Pat C.
    Posted March 19, 2014 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    How adorable, Heather! I wish I sewed.: ( Your use of pipe cleaners in the ears is ingenious!

    I would give the boys their new friends before the flight. Be sure to hide a few more goodies in your suitcase to put in the pockets for the plane ride home!

    Hope you and your family have a safe trip and a wonderful time in Disneyland! xoxo

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 19, 2014 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

      Hi Pat! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! You are so awesome! Have a wonderful day, and we are so glad you love this fun little Mickey!
      Michelle 🙂

  2. Becky Jorgensen
    Posted September 15, 2016 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    You’ve been featured at! We love your tutorial. Feel free to submit any plushie or doll tutorials to be featured again.

    • Lanae Hale
      Posted September 16, 2016 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, Becky!! We really appreciate that! 🙂 Have a great day! — Lanae 🙂

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