Discovered via Pinterest, my geek side were pleased as punch to finish making a Chewbacca plushie toy. This was a first attempt for me to make a plushie toy.
The pattern and directions can be found here: http://www.drawpilgrim.com/2011/10/star-wars-softie-pattern-cuddly-chewbacca/
Now, since the toy was intended for a toddler ( whose father is a big Star Wars fan) - instead of corduroy, I opted instead for a very soft no-pill fleece instead. It made him all the more huggable. I also decided instead of using the tape for the silver rectangles on the belt, I'd go ahead and cut small grey quares of felt and sew them onto the belt instead. I figured that might last longer than the tape if the toy was in the hands of a 2 year old.
Alas, my one regret was that I sewed the belt over the wrong shoulder! I know the child's father is going to catch me on that one. But in my defense, I was in a big rush to get it into the mail this past Saturday morning and was finishing the toy very quickly. I also was copying the picture from the blog of the woman who created the pattern. I figured she had it right, and didn't bother to double check. I know better now. My daughter has also just asked for one, so I'll put the belt on the other side next time.