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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.
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Onigiri Plush

from Sew Desu Ne?
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Onigiri Plush
Onigiri Plush Front view
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Onigiri Plush Pattern preview

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Straight sewing
  • Curved sewing
  • Ladder stitch
  • Fusible web applique

Pattern Description:

This pattern is made to resemble a plush version of an Onigiri -- that is a Japanese rice ball snack. A ball of rice filled with various fillings of fish or vegetables then wrapped in a band of nori seaweed.

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!

Items made with this pattern can be used for both personal and commercial use as long as you credit my website, www.cholyknight.com :)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One 4" x 5" x 4" plush


  • 12" x 18" scrap of white fleece
  • 4" x 7" scrap of black fleece
  • 3" x 3" scrap of black applique fabric
  • 3" x 3" scrap of pink applique fabric

You Will Also Need:

  • White, black, & pink sewing thread
  • Batting
  • Basic sewing tools (sewing machine, scissors, iron, needles, pins, fabric marker, seam ripper)
  • 3" x 3" scrap of light or heavy duty fusible web

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