when i was in sixth grade, the cool thing were stuffed lizards. so my mom and i traced this from a friends stuffed lizard, and i made toby. (see this is why my sarcasticalbear project is forever doomed.) i left out the seam allowances, and i chose thin fabric and stuffed him with rice. poor toby got his first hole the next day. so he is covered in iron on patches. still, he was well loved.
he now resides by my sewing machine. and i can remember that even mistakes can be cute. and have character. and to remember to add in seam allowances.