For this project you will need:
- 1 yard of fabric (42″ wide) for the monster’s body and limbs
- A fat quarter (18″ x 22″), or 1/2 yard cut of fabric for the mouth and pillow lining
- Fabric scraps for applique eyes and for the soles of the feet
- 9″ x 12″ sheet of white felt for teeth
- 12″ zipper that matches the mouth fabric
- Sewable iron-on adhesive like Heat ‘n’ Bond Lite for the eye appliques
- matching threads
- The Usual Sewing Implements – sewing machine, pins, hand sewing needle, scissors, etc
I used quilter’s cotton to make the monsters pictured (except the hot pink material is corduroy). This pattern is designed for woven (non-stretchy) fabrics – quilting cotton and non-stretch apparel fabrics. If you have more experience sewing, you could try using some furry fabric for the body. How awesome would that be? If you want to use fleece, you will need to stabilize the mouth where it is sewn to the zipper. See this article for more info.
The following is included in this 5MB PDF file – project notes, licensing information, printable pattern pieces for all non-rectangular pieces, full color step-by-step instructions laid out in “comic book” style,.
Stacey (verified owner) –
This is such a fun pattern and gives an adorable result. They make great gifts for kids. This was my first time making a plushie and found the instructions clear and easy to follow. I’m going to be making a lot of these!
I’ve made these before in the past and I absolutely loved them! I’m so glad I found the pattern again because I can’t find the one I had
Linda Z –
I just finished 4 more of these for grandkids. A number of years ago I made a dozen for neices and nephews. They all LOVE their Pajama Eaters (they call them Pajama Monsters ). I wish this site allowed me to post a pic of my latest ones.