Haha! So simple but so awesome! x3 My best friend commissioned me to make these for a party she was throwing some months back, and it was so simple to put together I just had to share. This is the ubiquitous Triforce from the Legend of Zelda series, and definitely one of my favorite video games as a kid.
I needed a break from making bags! So I dove into my stash of fleece scraps so I could whip up one of these to share with you. It’s super simple to put together if you’re familiar at all with matching up sharp corners of fabric – like cubes or, in this case, triangles. The goal of course is to make the points of your triangle in the middle line up perfectly sharp and even, but the fleece is very forgiving so if you haven’t done it before this is a good place to start!
Materials & Tools:
• ¼ yd. of yellow fleece
• ⅛ yd. or a 6” x 10” scrap of black fleece
• Sewing needle
• Matching sewing thread
Before you begin:
1. Print out the project pattern here
2. Lay out the pattern pieces on your fabric and cut them out
3. Mark the fabric pieces with the markings from the pattern
1. Begin by sewing one of the Triforce center pieces to one of the Triforce corners. Line up the edge of the center along the edge of the corner with the square markings. The ends should match up with the square markings so the edge is perfectly centered. Sew the two pieces in place.
2. Now you’ll need to repeat this with the other sides of the Triforce center and two more Triforce corners. Again, make sure the edges are lined up with the square to get the proper centering. Repeat this with your final Triforce center piece and the remaining 3 Triforce corner pieces. So you now have a front and back Triforce 🙂
3. You’ll notice at each point if your Triforce center you have a little extension where two Triforce corners meet, but aren’t connected. Well, we’re connecting them! Match up the edges and sew them together. The trick here is to sew all the way up to your previous seam from step 1. Try to stop exactly on the same point as where the previous seam begins, and no further. This will make your triangle look the cleanest when the project is finished. If you don’t get it exactly right, the stretchiness and fluffiness of the fleece helps to cover it up, so you’re in good hands ^-~ Repeat this with the back side of your Triforce.
4. Now to really start giving this thing some shape 🙂 Layer your back and front Triforce pieces together with the right sides facing each other. Along one side mark about a 5” line that’s centered along the edge (it doesn’t matter which side, they’re all equilateral). This is going to be your opening later for when you turn the plush right side out. Now you can sew your front and back together along those straight edges, and just be sure to skip over that line so you’ll have an opening. Also skip over the corners, as we’ll be sewing those next.
5. Time for the corners! Fold the body of your Triforce at an angle to match up the side seams you’ve just sewn, and you’ll see those openings in the corner lie flat to make a straight edge as you see in the picture. Sew these edges together and now you’ll have some depth to your plush. Of course don’t forget to do this with the other two corners, so now you have a fully formed triangular prism!
6. Now turn your plush inside out and poke the corners nicely with a chopstick, or even your fingers would do fine. Stuff it semi-firmly so that it doesn’t look too round and still maintains its triangular shape. Make sure the corners are stuffed really well though to give them some good definition! To finish, turn under the seam allowances in the opening you made and sew the opening together with a ladder stitch. Now give your plush a big squeeze because you are DONE!
So what do you think? It looks a little complicated, but when you break it all down it’s actually quite manageable!
I’d love to hear if you have any favorite Legend of Zelda memories. Let me know in the comments!
I hope you enjoy making this project, if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to ask!
If you do wind up making the project, I’d love to see it! And I’ll send you free patterns from my Monthly Crafting Challenge!