Meat Bun (Nikuman) Japanese Food Plush

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Meat Bun (Nikuman) Japanese Food Plush Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Curved sewing
  • Darts
  • Fusible web applique

Pattern Description:

This pattern is made to resemble a plush version of a delicious nikuman. It's a Japanese meat filled bun that usually contains roast pork or vegetables.

This plush is made from fleece, so it's a great project for beginners and comes out looking especially smooth and soft. The project requires some skill in applique, but the pattern includes an entire section on how to sew the applique features in lots of different ways that will fit your skill level!

This pattern can be used for both personal and commercial use as long as you credit my website, :)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 5" x 5" x 6"


  • 1/4 yd. or 15" x 20" scrap of cream fleece
  • 3" x 3" scrap of black applique fabric
  • 3" x 3" scrap of light or heavy duty fusible web

You Will Also Need:

  • Batting
  • Matching sewing thread
  • Basic sewing tools (sewing machine, scissors, iron, needles, pins, fabric marker, seam ripper)
  • White fabric paint

About Designer

About Designer

Choly Knight on

My name is Choly Knight and I'm a seamstress of over 15 years from Orlando, Florida. I've been sewing since middle school and have yet to put my machine away.
I'm the author of several craft books from Fox Chapel Publishing, including Sew Kawaii!, Sew Baby, Sewing Stylish Handbags & Totes, and more to come!
I studied Art and English in college, so it's been a dream come true getting to ...

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