I’ve got another addition to my Ghibli pattern collection! This time it’s Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service <3 This movie is a real classic that's still incredibly popular among fans after so many years. It's easy to see why with such a cute cat character in it!
This one has a simple round head with an added pointy nose as well as huge perky ears. So the ears are sewn into the head dart much like Kero & Spinell from earlier in the year. The body has a sweet sitting pose made by a simple gusset, so there is a y-seam to tackle, but it’s not too difficult if you pay attention to the markings.
You can dress it up in a red ribbon for a fast finish, or even make your own collar and ribbon from a different fabric. The overall look is pretty classic so it would be great in other colors.
Because of the details in the body and head I rated it a 4/10.
There are applique templates to make the face as well as embroidery files too <3 You’ll just need to rotate your fabric to fit diagonally within a 4” x 4” hoop.
I hope this might help knock some Ghibli lovers off your holiday gift list!