Using a button joint allow your softies to sit, stand, wave, and be posed in other fun positions. Here are a few examples.
Here’s Rhonda Rhino, carrying a pretty balloon to a birthday party.
You can just barely see one of the buttons on her shoulder.
Benedict Bear‘s buttons are almost completely covered by his fancy coat – but they’re there.
They’re what allow him to raise that adorable felt juice box to take a sip.
You can see the button joints much more clearly here on Carlisle Crocodile.
All those button joints are not hard to do! Watch this video and see how. . .
See how easy the button joint is? It actually makes the construction of the rest of the animal super easy – most of the parts are just two pieces sewn and stuffed! the feet usually have a flat part added at the base that makes them easy to stand – but that’s easy too. There’s a video here showing how to give softie feet flat bottoms.
The thread and buttons I use are easy to find at any fabric store.
Play with some felt! Try the Oddballs – a fun pattern for silly monsters.