If the boys in your house are anything like mine, they are a bit more than Lego obsessed. They’d bring their creations to bed at night if I let them. Since sleeping and Lego do not mix, I’ve sewn my youngest a Lego mini-figure doll.
A few months ago he begged me to change his superhero themed room over into a Lego themed room. I’ve been slowly making changes, like adding a few Lego brick inspired pillows and a large mini-figure head cushion that he loves laying around on when he looks at his (what else?) Lego books. Today, I’m sharing a pattern for a soft Lego mini-figure doll that I’m pretty sure will have this Lego obsessed kid dancing around in joy.
Mini-figure Doll Pattern- Page 1 and Page 2
Scraps of fabric (I went with the traditional mini-figure attire but let your imagination run wild)
Typical sewing notions
100% Polyester Polyfil (affiliate link)
Once all of your pieces are cut, start by sewing the body pieces, right side together with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Notice that 2 inches remain open at the top, and both sides, and the bottom remains un-sewn. Back stitch at each of these points. These will be the openings for where the neck and arms are sewn.
Now sew the head pieces, right sides together with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave a 2 to 3 inch section open on the side for turning. Clip the corners and cut diagonally into each place where you had to pivot the seam.
Continue in the same manner, sewing the legs and pants. Notice the top of the pants remains open and a 2 to 3 inch opening remains on the bottom for inserting the legs.
Complete the arms, sewing just the long sides and leave the “wrist” of each hand open for turning. Now that all pieces are prepared, turn each piece, right side out being careful to help point out the corners with a chopstick. Take your time here. These are small pieces and are not easy to turn but it will be worth the struggle.
Stuff the head with polyfil and close with a slip stitch.
Place the “neck” inside the open seam on the top of the body. Slip stitch closed making sure to catch the neck at the front and back.
Stuff the arms, then sew on the hands and sew to the body, placing the raw edge of the arm into the opening on each side of the body. Repeat for the other hand and arm. Stuff the body.
With right sides together, sew the raw edge of the pants to the bottom of the body. You can sew this on by hand or with your machine. Turn right side out, stuff and then stuff and sew on the legs as you did the arms above.
Use a black Sharpie to draw on your mini-figures expression and you are finished.
Now, you’ve got a Lego that everyone will love. Your child, because he’ll be able to take his obsession where ever he goes, and you, because you’ve finally found a Lego mini-figure that you won’t mind stepping on in the middle of the night.
Jess is waiting over at If Only They Would Nap with another great project, a Floor Cushion tutorial with Hidden Storage!