Earlier this month I was trying to decide what to make for my tutorial, and I realized that January 16th (which was this past Wednesday) is Hot and Spicy Food International Day. It was also Nothing Day, but I figured that wouldn’t make for a very exciting pattern. Hot and Spicy automatically made me think of my not-so-secret lover: Sriracha. I love Sriracha. I want to write sonnets to Sriracha, but I’m too busy dumping it on everything. It makes everything taste spicy and delicious. I’m even thinking about dumping it on this cute little Sriracha plush.
Cute right? Yeah. I don’t even really want to eat him.
To make your very own happy little plush Sriracha, you’ll need the following materials:
- Felt in white, green, and orangey-red
- Embroidery floss or sewing thread.
- Safety eyes (optional)
- Very sharp scissors
You can download the pattern by clicking on the picture of the pattern below. Isn’t that convenient for you? I aim to please.
First, print your pattern, then use the instructions on the pattern to cut out your pieces. The rooster is a pain in the butt to cut out – I will be perfectly frank. If you staple the pattern to the felt, it will move a lot less than if you pin it. Use small sharp scissors and take your time, and you will get it. The rooster on the bottle is what makes it Sriracha. And also why I call it Hot word-for-rooster-that-rhymes-with-clock Sauce.
Once your pieces are cut out, the rest goes pretty quickly. First attach the rooster to the sauce piece and then attach the sauce to the bottle. At this point you should add your face if you want a face. If you have safety eyes, use them (I used one 12 mm and one 6 mm eye), but you can always use small circles of felt, buttons, or just leave the face off.
Once you reach the top, sew the green bottle top to both bottle pieces and then continue your side seam up the side of the top and over the top, making sure to catch all pieces in your seam when you make the lid/bottle transition.
Continue your seam all the way around, stuffing as you go. If you’d like, add some polypellets, glass blobs, or even pennies to the bottom of the bottle so that it will stand easily, and stuff it evenly and firmly. Finish your seam off, and you’re done!
What about you – are you on the rooster train? Do you prefer tobasco or maple syrup? This can be modified to suit your passion. I’m going to go eat garlic Sriracha by the spoonful now.