Abby Glassenberg from While She Naps, and author of Stuffed Animals: From Concept to Creation, shares a cool trick you can do when making a softie. You can turn the softie’s mouth into a pocket so he can gobble things up and hold them in his belly. Her example shows how to add a mouth pocket to her shark softie pattern, but this looks like it will work with any softie pattern that has a puppet style mouth. Go to While She Naps for the how-to.
[photo from While She Naps]