Holiday Plush Reindeer

Holiday Plush Reindeer - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Hi everyone!
I am beyond thrilled to be sharing this Holiday Plush Reindeer tutorial with you today!
My name is Heather, and I blog over at Twin Dragonfly Designs where I share all kinds of fun projects, tutorials and recipes often geared toward my twin boys.

I have to say that I love, love, love this Soft Cuddle fabric from the Ribbon Retreat.  You have got to get some and feel how super soft and cuddly it is!  I could hardly put this cute little guy down after he was all sewn together.
Seriously, he is so FLUFFY!!!

If you want to create a super cute and cuddly Holiday Plush Reindeer of your very own, here is how…

Holiday Plush Reindeer - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

You will need:
less than 1/3 yard of soft cuddle {I used cappuccino}
less than 1/4 yard cuddle {I used camel}
scraps of cotton material including white and black fabric
{I love this red chevron material for the holidays ~ perfect}
poly fill
misc. sewing supplies

Holiday Plush Reindeer - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

1. Cut all of your materials using this free pattern.  The body of the deer measures 12″ x 12″ ~ you will need two pieces of the soft cuddle material this size.  Try not to snuggle the material as you work ~  I dare you!

Holiday Plush Reindeer - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

2. Sew the ears and antlers together ~ right sides facing with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Holiday Plush Reindeer - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

3.  Invert the ears and antlers.

Holiday Plush Reindeer - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

4.  Sew the features onto the front of the body of the deer.  Sew the heart onto the backside of the deer.

Holiday Plush Reindeer - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

5.  Stuff the antlers with poly fill and top stitch a border around the ears.

Holiday Plush Reindeer - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

6.  Pin the ears and antlers to the body of the deer as shown.  Pin the back of the deer body to the front ~ right sides facing.  Sew around the entire deer body ~ be sure that the ears and antlers get sewn between the layers.  Use a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Leave a 2″ hole for inverting.

Holiday Plush Reindeer - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

7.  Invert the deer, stuff with poly fill, sew the opening closed and trim all the thread.

Holiday Plush Reindeer - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Stop to admire your finished, especially soft, Holiday Plush Reindeer!

Holiday Plush Reindeer - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

He is seriously the softest thing on our couch.  
I can’t bear to part with him!

Holiday Plush Reindeer - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

I hope that you have a wonderful Merry Christmas filled with love and laughter!
Thanks for having me visit Michelle!

xo Heather

Thank you Heather! I know there is no way I could keep my hands or the little hands of my kiddos off this most ADORABLE reindeer! He is so SO cute, soft, cuddly, and plain YUMMY! Thank you so much for sharing your incredible talent with us today! We are so extremely excited to have you as one of our Contributors! Thank you again Heather! 🙂
For more incredible projects by Heather, visit her at Twin Dragonfly Designs. You’ll be glad you did!

Can you imagine how adorable this little guy would look on your couch, shelf, or bed? Or better yet, in the hands of your kiddos as they squeeeeeeeeze him? This reindeer will be the most loved holiday decoration at your house. You could also easily make him into a little her with an adorable bow next to her cute little ears.

The Ribbon Retreat has a marvelous minky/cuddle selection. We carry animal prints, flowers, camouflage, chevron, dots, and lots, lots more of cuddly goodness! Come take a peek!

This little reindeer is a perfect holiday project for your collection of holiday home decor or to give as a gift for a special someone. Here are a few more fun tutorials that would also make a wonderful Christmas present for that special little someone…

Stuffed OwlStuffed Owl - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Dinosaur SoftieDinosaur Softie - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Kid Designed MonsterKid Designed Monster Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

What is your favorite cuddle/minky fabric?

Happy Creating & Happy Reindeer!
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  1. Beth @ Free Stylin'
    Posted November 25, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh…this is seriously the cutest thing EVER!! Great idea, Heather!!

  2. VickiT
    Posted November 26, 2013 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Oh my gosh! This is just adorable. Thank you so much.

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