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This mini unicorn softie was designed as part of the Sew a Softie 2018 series held by Trixi over at Coloured Buttons. To see more of the tutorials check out the hashtag #Sewasoftie over on Instagram.
I decided to jump in to Sew a Softie last minute this year. When I was thinking about what to make, I realized I haven’t made any unicorns yet despite Monkey’s love of all this sparkly and unicorn. She helped design the pattern for this guy and chose the colors.
To sew your own unicorn softie, you will need:
- The Pattern
- Embroidery thread to match
- Hand-sewing needle
- Safety eyes (optional)
- Poly-Fil stuffing (this is my favorite kind, especially for smaller softies)
- Clover Wonder Clips (optional)
- Scissors (these are my favorite for cutting precisely)
- Felt glue (Optional – this is my favorite brand)
- Freezer paper (Optional – Check out my tutorial to learn how to cut felt with freezer paper if you’ve never used freezer paper before)
To assemble the unicorn softie:
- Sew the two horn pieces together using a blanket stitch.
- Sew the inner ear pieces on top of the ears and the muzzle toward the bottom of the face on the front body piece
- Sew the belly patch on the front body piece
- Sew the heart on the back unicorn body piece
- Sew the hair pieces to the top of the unicorn’s head on the front body piece. I included four pieces of hair in the pattern to play around with. I used three on this unicorn.
- Embroider a mouth and nostrils on the muzzle.
- Install safety eyes on the unicorn’s face between the muzzle and the hair.
- Line up the embellished front of the unicorn with the back of the unicorn, wrong sides together, and sandwich the horn piece between the layers, in the center of the unicorn’s head
- Starting at the right ear, sew all the way around the unicorn. Take extra care to secure the horn in the stitching.
- Leave the side open and lightly stuff the unicorn. Be sure to maneuver stuffing into the limbs.
- Sew the side closed
Monkey named the unicorn “Una” and has now informed me that I need to sew all the My Little Ponies so Una isn’t lonely. Although, she quickly became friends with the penguins I made for Christmas.
If you sew a little unicorn softie, I would love to see it! Join the FWLD Facebook group to share things you’ve sewn from our patterns! I also pin photos of our patterns to the “FWLD Patterns in Action” Pinterest Board.
Not ready to start sewing? Pin this little unicorn softie pattern for later by clicking HERE.