The Littlest Betta Plushie

Bettas have always been rather large. Until now!

On this chilly afternoon I decided a miniature betta might make a nice addition to the plush family. Such a betta would travel well, be an excellent conversational partner, and look nice on my Christmas tree which is already threatening to topple over from the weight of the numerous full-size betta plushies that inhabit its branches.

The littlest betta plush began his journey of creation with a pattern sketched on the nearest scrap of paper I could find.

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I then pinned this pattern to an equally nearby scrap of fabric and began cutting out his form. Once done, the cut-out shape is ready for stitching.

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Which I did not bother to photograph. 🙁

Suffice to say, I stitched around his perimeter leaving a small hole through which I flipped him right-side out. Rows of stitches define the separation between his body and his fins, and stuffing gave his body fullness. His eyes and mouth are simple black embroidery thread.

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Goldie is such a tiny betta! His little chin fins were the most difficult part to flip, and as a result I have chosen to omit them from his revised pattern, which I will share in a future post.

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