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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 Rice Ball Japanese Food Plush

from Sew Desu Ne?
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Onigiri Rice Ball Japanese Food Plush
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Curved sewing
  • Ladder stitch
  • Fusible web applique

Pattern Description:

This pattern is made to resemble a plush version of a delicious umeboshi onigiri. That is a Japanese rice ball snack of sticky rice filled with a pickled plum then wrapped up in 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:

  • 5" x 5" x 3"


  • 1/8 yd. or 15" x 3" scrap of dark green fleece
  • 1/4 yd. or 12" x 6" scrap of white fleece
  • 2" x 2" scrap of black applique fabric
  • 2" x 2" scrap of red applique fabric
  • 4" x 4" scrap of light or heavy duty fusible web
  • White fabric paint

You Will Also Need:

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

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