Kar-Karych from Smeshariki

Hello, dear visitors of the site. Currently, the characters of the very famous Russian animated series "Smeshariki" are very popular, and each of them is very attractive in its own way. Toys in the form of characters of this cartoon are often found in our stores, where we sometimes go with children. And the children, having seen such beauty, begin to ask us that we buy them. But what if there is not enough money to buy? You can save money, or you can sew a very similar copy yourself if you find the right materials and tools.

I, it seems to me, turned out to be very good Kar Karych. To make it, I needed to take: office paper in A4 size, scissors, threads of blue, pink, yellow and black colors, viscose fabric in blue, pink and yellow colors; black varnish, one large bead, golden thin braid, reliable glue (for example, “Moment”), black fabric and thread, as well as a needle, filler (cotton wool), safety pins.

Step 1. Getting to the craft, I cut out a circle shape from paper, which needs to be bent twice so that the center is marked on the shape. After that, I measure and mark with a pencil the length and width:

Step 2. Now I fold the sides of the circle in half, that is, with the tips to the middle, to make a paper sample, in the shape of which four parts from the fabric for sewing the body should be cut:

Next, I double-fold the shape of the circle again and cut off the upper side corners, after which I get the following pattern:

Step 3. Now we need to cut out paper samples for tailoring the wings and tail of the toy, in accordance with the dimensions of the body sample. Then it will be possible to take the fabric and cut out from it the details according to the shapes of these samples, but with an indent of approximately 1.5 cm for stitching.

Parts for tailoring the trunk and wings need to be cut in 4 pieces.

Details for tailoring need to cut only 2 pcs.:

Step 4. Next, along the contours of the paper samples, I sew the details of the wings and tail, and then sew the four parts of the body so that they form a circle shape.

For sewing, you can use a special machine, or you can sew a toy manually if you wish, putting your soul into it:

Step 5. We turn out the sewn-up parts and fill with cotton. If the shape of the body is uneven, it can be processed to correct the unevenness.

After filling the parts with cotton, I set about making the eyes: it seems to me that for the base of the eyes (white "sclera"), our toy can take white plastic sheet or cardboard, and for making the eyelids, you can take pink fabric. Pupils can be cut out of a plastic sheet on which black varnish is applied. Pink eyelids and black pupils must be glued to the white shapes of the eyes (sclera), after which the finished eyes will be attached to the craft using good glue (for example, special 88-HT brand glue):

Step 6. We “separate” the parts of the wings and tail filled with cotton in the bottom side with stitches to make them “feathers”:

Step 7. Having done the details of the body, eyes, tail and wings, I set about sewing the beak.

Here it’s just impossible to sew a beak to the body, it will not be very convenient. For the manufacture of the beak, it would be better to cut three parts for the manufacture of the front and back sides.

The front side should be divided into upper and lower parts, which then need to be sewn:

Step 8. Sew the details of the beak, after which it will be necessary to make paper samples of the paws of the toy and according to their shape, cut four parts of the paws from the pink fabric in pairs, and then stitch them:

Step 9. Next, the stitched beak and paws need to be turned to the "front" side:

Step 10. We fill these parts with cotton and sew up the holes in them remaining after the filler was introduced. If desired, yellow or orange threads can be used to additionally make seams on the front side of the beak, that is, in the “gap” of the connection of its upper and lower parts.

Step 11. After making the paws and beak, I take up sewing a bow (our character in the cartoon always wears a black bow tie): making a sample of paper, I cut out two pieces of black fabric from its shape, which will need to be sewn and filled with cotton wool if desired giving volume. The resulting bow will need to be tightened in the middle with a small piece of fabric to give elegance:

Step 12. We sew the bow and fill it with cotton to add volume, after which we take a small rectangular piece of fabric and sew its horizontal edges. With this piece, after stitching it, you will need to squeeze the butterfly in the middle:

We sew the resulting butterfly to the toy.

Now we take a large bead with gilt thin braid, for which our craft can be hung somewhere as a decoration (for example, on a Christmas tree on New Year's holiday).

First, I put the tips of the gilded braid into the hole of the bead, and then I sew it to the craft:

In order that the bead does not hang out and does not fall out, it must be glued to the craft:

Now our toy is ready, and it is made very similar to its real character from the animated series. So it looks on the side:

Back view:

It is not bad for decoration for home and will delight children:

Now everything: our handmade toy is ready, and it will certainly bring joy to its owner:

(Regards, Vorobyov Dinara)