Ninja Softies!

A few years back I made all the little girls in our lives these simple dolls. Well, except one boy got a super quick black Ninja. Apparently, the Ninja was a big hit. So much so, that a second was requested.

These Ninjas are made of broadcloth, but you could use anything you have that is a solid color. The arms and legs are straight rectangles of equal size and length, easy smeashy. The body is a rectangle, maybe with a little taper at the top. The body is not too much wider than the two legs together. The head I made into a circle with a neck incorporated. The top is flesh colored and the back is Gi colored.  I used scraps to make the sash, belt, and face pieces. They were are all appliqued once the body was assembled.  I stitched on the sash in a criss-cross shape to give the appearance that he is wearing a Gi.  I searched on youtube to learn how to properly tie his belt, because I’m all authentic like that,  and then I hand stitched it on. The eyes are very small buttons, however you could use just a Sharpie dot.

Do make sure all the limbs are well attached. Ninjas fight all the time when they are not hiding or invisable. Surgical procedures may be required if your seam allowances aren’t enough.

I’d love to see your Ninja creations if you make this. Please post a photo of your Ninja on flickr and send me a link. Or go onto my facebook page and post a photo on my wall. 

About Rebecca

Rebecca is a seamstress and crafter who loves to create fun, unique and authentic items for her kids and others. She is a stay-at-home mom with two little ones. She and her husband are sci-fi and fantasy fans with a love for books like the Lord of the Rings and obscure movies like My neighbor Tortoro. Feel free to ask her a question or leave a comment.