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!
36 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday! Jiji Plush”
This looks adorable– I can’t wait to try it out when I have some time over the holidays! One thing, though– it looks like the links to download the patterns are broken, could you please try adding them again?
Thank you for this pattern– as always, love your work and love recommending your site! ❤
Thanks for letting me know! I checked the links before posting but something must have gone wrong, haha 😀
It should be fixed now, though! 🙂
I’m trying to download the file but the links only send me straight to the link for the picture? But I can open the link for the “basic embroidery tips” one… Is that just me?
Sorry about that! It’s not just you 🙂 Something went wrong with the links before posting, but it should be fixed now!
Thanks for alerting me to it!
Thanks for the free design. The download links are just pointing back to the images.
Sorry about that! Just a minor link issue before the post went up, but it should be fixed now 🙂
Thanks for letting me know!
Oooooh I love you!!! I love Lilli and Jiji! Thanks a lot for this freebook!
Aaaaa I made a kiki costume for halloween and i couldn’t find a jiji in time — plus I’ve been craving a jiji plush regardless. This is perfect, thanks so much! I can’t wait to make him!
I am not familiar with the character, but love the kitty. Link is working fine now. Thank You!
Merci beaucoup, c’est adorable !!!
OMG!!! I Love Jiji… I can’t Thank you enough, Cholyknight!
Very cute! Thank you!
Oh my gosh, that is such a cute pattern . Thanks so much! Will make it for me.
Awesome! Thank you!
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Your so AWSOME!! I tried to making a Jiji but it looked so weird. you have an amazing gift to design plushies. looking forward to adding this guy to my daughter/Son and my collection.
You’re very welcome! Thank you for the kind words!
Omg I love it!! Thanks for the free pattern :3
Ich hatte mir das Schnittmuster für das ijiji herunter geladen. Es ist nur eine PDF Datei dabei mit Bildern. Alle anderen Dateien kann ich nicht öffnen. Also ich komme nicht an das Schnittmuster. Können Sie mir da helfen? Oder den Schnitt zuschicken?
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Wenn Sie nach den Stickdateien suchen, befinden sich diese in einer ZIP-Datei 🙂 Wenn Sie also ein Programm zum Extrahieren haben, würde dies funktionieren.
Aber ich habe sie auch hier hochgeladen, wenn das hilft:
Die Vorlagen zum Nähen des Musters finden Sie nach den Fotoanweisungen am Ende der PDF-Datei.
The only thing that I wish you would do is to add videos because when I was sewing the body It was a little confusing. Thanks though because there soooooo cute.
Thanks so much! I’ll certainly look into doing videos when I have time!
Thanks for the pattern, it looks great! But when I try to convert it to word so I can print out the patterns and instructions, it won’t open in Word. Any advice?
Hello! The file is a .pdf so it wasn’t really mean to work in Microsoft Word. It reads best in Adobe Reader 🙂 which is completely free if you don’t have it already: https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/acrobat/pdf-reader.html
I know it can be read, but I want to print it out so I can do it. I tried printing on PDF, but it doesn’t work. How do I print it so that I can use it?
I’m sorry printing isn’t working for you 🙁 Usually the File > Print command from Adobe Reader is all you need. But you can often open .pdfs from browsers like Chrome or Firefox and print from there as well.
Thanks for all the patterns but can you make a frog holding a hart and not one with weird dangly limbs
Thank you for the suggestion! 🙂
My head is very wobbly. I stitched around the head alot, but it still flops to the side. Any ideas
If possible, do you think you could get more stuffing into the neck area? If it’s nice and firm with stuffing it should hold up the head better 😊
made one of these a little while ago for a friend, and she absolutely loved it! the pattern is really easy to put together, and the instructions are super in-depth and really helpful! amazing job <3
I used this pattern to make my first plush ever as a gift for my partner and it came out great! the instructions were extremely helpful and it wasn’t too difficult to finish 🙂 Thank you for this great pattern, I love your work!
That’s fantastic! I’m so glad it worked out well for you 🥰
hi! how long it would take to make this plush and how much the materials cost you? you are very talented, keep up the good work!
The time needed can vary a lot depending on your skill level. But I’ve heard it can take between 1 hour to a full day. As for materials, it was about $5 for fabric, thread, and stuffing 😊