DIY Pusheen Sock Plush


After being inspired by Maqaroon‘s and BudgetHobby‘s tutorials on Youtube, I’ve decided to create a Pusheen version!

Note: I do not explain sewing basics, but I find this video helpful.


  • felt – black, dark grey (optional)
  • 1 grey sock
  • scissors
  • fabric glue
  • chalk or washable fabric pen for marking
  • polyester fibre filling/stuffing
  • thread – black or grey
  • sewing pins (optional)
  • needle



Step 1. Turn the sock inside out. Lay the sock flat with the heel flap folded towards the direction of the toe

Step 2. Draw the outline of the ears of Pusheen on the toe side and mark the end using the heel flap as a guide:


Step 3. Sew on the ear outline using backstitch

Step 4. Cut the excess fabric between the ears. Leave enough fabric so the stitches will still be intact. Then, cut along the bottom outline shown in the picture above

Step 5. Turn the sock right-side-out. Use a pointed object to make the ears pointy

Step 6. Fill it in with stuffing. Start with the ears. You can use a pointed object to help push in the stuffing.  Then, gradually increase the amount of filling towards the opening. Make sure to use enough to prevent loose areas:


Step 7. Close the opening by using a running stitch around it and then pulling the thread. Make sure to end the stitch after so it doesn’t come loose:



Step 8. Using the top part of the sock, draw an outline for the tail. I used the heel of the sock as a guide:


Step 9. Sew on the outline using backstitch, cut the excess fabric and turn it right side out. Fill with stuffing. You may use a running stitch to close the opening.

Step 10. Pin the tail in place on Pusheen’s body using sewing pins. Use a ladder stitch to attach it:


Step 10. Cut out a pair of eyes, 2 large stripes for the body, 3 small stripes for the head and 4-5 stripes for the tail. I just estimated these using an image of Pusheen. Measure using the felt fabric by positioning it on the desired location of the plush and marking the length:

Tip: It is easier to use small scissors to cut out smaller areas


Step 11. Pin the stripes to their respective places, then use fabric glue to stick them in place.

Step 12. Make the shape of the mouth by marking an outline. You may sew using backstitch or trace it using a fabric marker

Step 13. Finally, cut out small pieces of felt for the whiskers, and glue them in place. You can also use fabric marker for this

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment!

45 responses to “DIY Pusheen Sock Plush”

  1. Christine Ong (your ICAn batchmate) says:

    Wah Kylie! This is super cute! And much more polished than my DIY Pusheen made out of felt and stuffing from Divi hehehe thanks for taking time to share your methodology, I would have never thought of using a sock. It makes me want to pick up the needle again and sew some Pusheens!

    • Kai says:

      Thanks Christine! I was actually planning to do a felt DIY, but I like how the sock gives the final product more dimension without actually needing to spend so much time on sewing parts together. You should try this out :)

  2. Kathy says:

    Wow! That is Awesome. Will make one for my daughter Thanks for sharing!

  3. Pauline says:

    awesome thanks

  4. Tammy says:

    Guess what all my cat loving friends and family are getting for Christmas! Pusheen!!! GAH….I”M IN LOVE!

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  7. What a sweetie…I love her!

  8. farmkiti says:

    Love the idea! I like how you used the curve in the heel of the sock to make the tail; adorable. I have an idea: if someone wants to set their kitty down firmly on a table or shelf, they could fill the bottom with plastic beads. It would “set” more firmly this way. Of course if it’s just to use as a lovie toy, it’s great as is.

    I plan to make some of these using different colored socks. Thanks for this adorable, easy idea!

    Just had another idea: you could also make bunnies by making the ears longer! And you could leave them unstuffed, or just stuff them very lightly, so the ears would flop. See what you’ve done now? You got me started!

  9. Just wondering... says:

    How long did this take?

  10. Vanessa says:

    OMG I love this idea and its is sooo cute lol

  11. Mikko says:

    You have saved me from going through commercial Christmas hell! I made this as a christmas present for my girlfriend who just adores Pusheen. Your tutorial was easy to follow, the materials were easy to obtain and the plush was easy enough for me to make — although I have never done any crafts in my entire life.

    I could send you photos of my girlfriends reaction and of course of the fruit of my labor if you’d like!

    Kiitos todella paljon!

    • Kai says:

      Hi Mikko! I’m happy that I was able to help, and that my instructions were clear enough for someone who hasn’t done this before! It’s one of the reasons why I created my blog :) Thank you for your feedback. Seeing your completed plush would be great!

  12. Sara says:

    Thank you so much for providing such clear directions! I can’t wait to make some of my own.

  13. Sara says:

    I was wondering how did you close the sock fabric for the tail?

    • Kai says:

      Hi, I didn’t close the fabric for the tail before sewing it to the body, but you can do it if it makes it easier. Close it like how I did with the body. :)

  14. Sara says:

    Thank you. Can’t wait to try.

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  16. Rachel Suss says:

    Does it matter what size the sock has to be?
    Because I only have small grey socks for my small feet☺
    Thank you

    • Kai says:

      Hi Rachel, the size of socks shouldn’t matter since only a part of the foot of the sock will be used. You can use the remainder for a tail, but you might have to draw the tail differently if the sock is not as long as pictured

  17. I Have A Question says:

    Hello, I was on pinterest and I saw this wonderful tutorial! But I was wondering how do I make the mouth and what material do I use?

  18. Lolly poppy says:

    Cool! I love these but can you make more digs because the are amazing!!???☺️????????

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  20. Michelle says:

    If you could make video and post it that would be great!

  21. Michelle says:

    Hi! I loved your idea! but of you could make an video that would be great~

  22. Looooooove this little project, so sweet! Hope you don’t mind us featuring on our own blog, it just has to be shown off! thanks x

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  24. Lucy says:

    I love this idea! I never knew what I could do with all those mismatched socks! I have to go make one right now <3 but I don't usually have stuffing on me so I will use cotton balls

  25. Isabella says:

    I will be making this for sure! Instead of doing a tabby cat I might do a spotted cat or a tuxedo cat! I think ill make all of them. I won’t have any more socks pretty soon!

  26. PUSHEEN FAN says:

    Please make lil bub or grumpy cat with socks! All the odd socks… pusheens!

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  30. Bianca says:

    Whats a ladder stich I’m making it for myself and my friend Gabby (she rambles so much about cats) any ways can you tell me what a ladder stitch is Im 11 and i need help i love this project so fun and easy

    • Kai says:

      Hi Bianca! The instructions are in the video I linked above. It’s has instructions for common plush stitches. Ladder stitch is at 1:46

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