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How to Sew Zero from The Nightmare Before Christmas (Video + Free Pattern)

If you’re a fan of the popular movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” then you’re in for a treat! Get ready to bring the mischievous charm of Zero to life with this delightful felt craft.

With a free pattern download, a helpful video tutorial, and step-by-step photo tutorials, creating your own Zero plush ornament has never been easier. Add a touch of spooky fun to your Halloween or Christmas decor with this fun felt craft that uses hand sewing.

You will also want to see our other Nightmare Before Christmas crafts:

How to Sew a Zero Dog from Nightmare Before Christmas

Supplies

  • Zero Dog Pattern
  • White felt
  • Black bead or button
  • Orange mini pom pom
  • Ribbon: white for the hanger and thin red ribbon for neck
  • Embroidery floss: white and black
  • Poly-fil Stuffing
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

Directions

Step 1

Print out the Zero dog pattern. Cut out the individual pieces. Use these patterns to trace on the felt and cut out the pieces.

A white bunny stuffed animal is next to a white piece of felt.

Step 2

Sew on Zero’s mouth by using black embroidery floss. Do this with just some simple stitches across his face towards the bottom, slightly curving the stitching at the end.

Attach the black bead or button to one of the body pieces to make the eye.

A person is making a ghost out of felt.

Step 3

Sew the two body pieces together. A blanket stitch is what I used, but you can use any type of stitch you are comfortable with. Start at the armpit area of the dog near his two front legs, then go across his stomach and towards the tail.

A person is making a stuffed animal out of felt.

Step 4

Continue stitching around the tail and just above the butt. Keep your needle on the thread, but stop stitching. Add some Poly-fill stuffing inside the body and tail. Then continue sewing the body pieces together up to the head.

A person is putting stuffed animals on a table.

Step 5

When you get to the head, fold the ribbon you want to use as a hanger in half.

Keeping the loop on top, put the cut edges of the hanger inside the top of the head, with enough ribbon inside the plush so that the hanger is secure and won’t easily become undone.

Then, continue sewing around the head, making sure that you sew over the pieces of ribbon so that they are secure.

A person is making a stuffed animal out of yarn.

Step 6

Continue using a blanket stitch around the Zero dog, adding more stuffing in his head and the front of the body to make it plush.

When you get back to your starting point, finish the stitching by creating a knot and securing the thread.

Step 7

Glue on the ears and pom pom nose. You could stitch on the ears if you would like to.

A person is making a stuffed animal out of paper.

Step 8

Tie the red ribbon around his neck into a bow.

You can also watch this Zero plush from Nightmare Before Christmas being made in my YouTube video below:

You will also want to see my other The Nightmare Before Christmas sewing patterns, including:

Pin This sewing pattern to save for later!

Colorful zero-waste DIY craft guide showing instructions for making a white plush toy animal with felt, available on EasyThingsToSew.com.

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