What squirrel doesn’t love corn!? I designed this little plush corn on the cob to give my Bushy Bandit Squirrel Plushie something to hold. Of course, you can use it for whatever you’d like.
The finished corn cob is about 5.5 inches long. Find the template PDF at the bottom of this page.
This is a beginner friendly project and a fairly quick sew!
What You'll Need:
- – Fat Quarter of Fabric (makes a few) Minky, cotton, fleece, felt or other suitable fabrics.
- – (I used Shannon Fabric’s Minky Cuddle Dimple)
- – ~1-2 oz fiber filling
- – Corn Cob Template (download it at the bottom of this page)
- – Notions: thread, scissors, pins, sewing machine, sewing needle, etc.
Step 1: Cut 4 Corn Cob panels from fabric.
Step 2: Optional Topstitch rows to give the appearance of rows of kernels on your corn.
Start the first ‘row’ 5/8 inch from the tip of the top of the corn cob. Then space each row 5/8 inch apart until you reach the bottom end of the corn. These are your horizontal rows. Then sew one line down the center of each corn panel. Make sure if you’re using dot minky to arrange your lines so you don’t sew over the embossed dots!
Step 3: Sew 2 panels together by placing them right sides together and pinning in place. Sew from one end to the other using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Do not sew all the way around the panel.
Repeat this with the other two panels. However, on this set of panels, leave an opening unsewn for turning and stuffing later. (pictured between the two white pin heads in the photo).
Step 4: Place the two panels you just sewed right sides together. Align the edges and pin in place. Sew all the way around using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Clip the curves (not necessary if using minky or fleece). Turn right side out.
Step 5: Stuff the corn to a medium-firm firmness.
Step 6: Use a ladder stitch to close the opening. Your corn is done!
Here is a ladder stitch tutorial if you need guidance.
Use the corn how you’d like…I attached mine to my Bushy Bandit. I also love that the corn cob can serve as a pin cushion…like the little cute squirrel is patiently holding your pins for you while you sew. Bonus…you don’t have to play voodoo and stick the pins in the cute little squirrel.
Currently my squirrel pattern is in the hands of my pattern testers. It will be released soon!