Holiday Plush Reindeer

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Hi everyone!
I am beyond thrilled to be sharing this Holiday Plush Reindeer tutorial with you today!  I originally posted it on the Ribbon Retreat last week.
I have to say that I love, love, love this Soft Cuddle fabric from the Ribbon Retreat.  You have got to get some and feel how super soft and cuddly it is!  I could hardly put this cute little guy down after he was all sewn together.  Seriously, he is so FLUFFY!!!
If you want to create a super cute and cuddly Holiday Plush Reindeer of your very own, here is how…

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You will need:
less than 1/3 yard of soft cuddle {this is cappuccino}
less than 1/4 yard cuddle {I used camel}
scraps of cotton material including white and black fabric
{I love this red chevron material for the holidays ~ perfect}
poly fill
misc. sewing supplies

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1. Cut all of your materials using this free pattern.  The body of the deer measures 12″ x 12″ ~ you will need two pieces of the soft cuddle material this size.  Try not to snuggle the material as you work ~  I dare you!

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2. Sew the ears and antlers together ~ right sides facing with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

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3.  Invert the ears and antlers.

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4.  Sew the features onto the front of the body of the deer.  Sew the heart onto the backside of the deer.

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5.  Stuff the antlers with poly fill and top stitch a border around the ears.

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6.  Pin the ears and antlers to the body of the deer as shown.  Pin the back of the deer body to the front ~ right sides facing.  Sew around the entire deer body ~ be sure that the ears and antlers get sewn between the layers.  Use a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Leave a 2″ hole for inverting.

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7.  Invert the deer, stuff with poly fill, sewn the opening close and trim all thread.

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Stop to admire your finished, epically soft, Holiday Plush Reindeer!

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He is seriously the softest thing on our couch.  
I can’t bear to part with him!

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I hope that you have a wonderful Merry Christmas filled with love and laughter!
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