I actually made this little guy a long time ago, but I hadn’t finished his ammunition belt until today (you know it’s going to be an awesome stuffie if it has an ammunition belt, right?). And now that he has all the ammunition a Wookie could want, I can share him with you!
This is the first stuffed animal I’ve attempted, and it wasn’t too hard — though I had a few difficulties, it was mostly user error. My biggest problem was making sure I flipped the pattern so I would have a left arm and a right arm…instead of two right arms. I also had to re-cut one or two pieces because I forgot corduroy has a wale and it goes in a specific direction.
I had a bunch of brown corduroy from re-covering an ottoman a while back, so all I had to get were some eyes and some felt — this was a cheap project for me to attempt. I even had some stuffing, though I have no idea where it came from, since I’ve never stuffed anything before. Hmm.
The detailing around his face was the most difficult part of the pattern — instead of using the face-backing shape provided with the pattern (his face is sort of a cut-out), I created a much bigger square for his face-backing — it was much easier to sew the large piece behind the cut out than trying to get the shapes to match up.
For the nose and teeth, I just used fabric glue instead of trying my best to sew around the tiny pieces (I’m not great sewing tight spaces). I think this worked out fine, especially since he just sits around the house and isn’t being manhandled by kids.
Now that he’s finished, I’m super happy with the result. Technically I gave him to my boyfriend (yes, I made my 32-year-old boyfriend a stuffed animal), but I’m keeping him here to admire for a while. I like having him around!