My son just had his 4th birthday. He is currently obsessed with Wicket the Ewok from Empire Strikes Back. I looked around for toy options and didn't find many. There is a cute crochet pattern somewhere on Craftster, but I don't know how to crochet. The vintage ones on Ebay are ugly and overpriced and the one at StarWars.com doesn't ship until August 15, which is too late. So, I made my own by revamping a $3 teddy bear from the Dollar General Store.
Here he is!HERE IS THE TUTORIAL:
1) started with a teddy bear:
2) Use a seam ripper and removed the white portion of his face. He should look like this:
3) Now that you have access to the inside of the bear, use garden pruners and snipped off his safety eyes. They are HARD to get off!
4) Replaced the little eyes with larger doll eyes that looked more Wicket-like. I only had creepy green ones, so I used brown nail polish and clear sealant to make them brown.
5) Now close up the huge, gaping hole. Put a running stitch all the way around the hole. Pull both ends of the running stitch like a draw-string purse. Once you have closed the hole completely, tie off the threads.
6) Make a nose using felt and a little stuffing. Sorry, I can't really give you any more guidance than that. Just fiddle with it until you make something that works. Hand stitch the nose to the bear.
7) Now for the mouth. Take two rectangles of brown felt. Roll each of them up to make the upper and lower lips of the Ewok. Hand stitch them to the face.
Teeth: Take two squares of white fabric. Sew them right-sides together. Turn them right side out. Stitch down the middle to make two teeth. Stitch the rest of the opening closed. Glue or stitch the teeth between the lips.
9) Cape: I'm not sure how to describe this. I used two pieces of felt and shaped them around the head, cutting away fabric as needed. Then I used embroidery floss to stitch the pieces together.
SORRY IF THIS ISN'T A VERY GOOD TUTE. I DIDN'T TAKE MANY PICTURES. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS. I'LL TRY TO CLARIFY.
Total cost, including supplies: $5.50