Tsum Tsum Toddler Outfit

Simplicity 1475 with Brother iBroidery.com Tsum Tsum embroidery

Simplicity 1475 pattern with Brother’s iBroidery.com Tsum Tsum Disney embroidery

Tsum Tsum? “What’s that?” I said when Brother asked me to create a project using the new collection of Disney Tsum Tsum embroidery designs.  So I did some research and this is what I learned.

According to Wikipedia:  Disney Tsum Tsum is the name of a range of collectible stuffed toys based upon popular Disney characters….. The name is derived from the Japanese verb tsumu meaning “to stack”, because the toys are designed to stack on top of each other, forming a pyramid shape………[1]

For a toddler’s grandmother, this is important information!  Since my first grandchild came of age recognizing commercially promoted characters, it’s been a steep learning curve for this Nana.  I’ve struggled to become conversant  about Wiggles, Backyardigans, Pokemon Ninjas and more.  Now it’s Tsum Tsum which covers Disney characters  from Frozen to Mickey’s Gang and still more!  Whew!

Before Laurel, our first,  I thought I was ready for this grandmother gig.   Hey, I was well-schooled on Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep and Mary, the girl who had a lamb and all those Mother Goose tales. Was I ever wrong!


Tsum Tsum characters on back of shorts

Tsum Tsum characters on back of shorts


Simplicity pattern #1475 seemed perfect for these embroidery designs, especially Minnie Mouse with her polka dot bow.

A step-by-step tutorial for recreating this play set can be found on Brother’s new blog, Stitching Sewcial.  There is so much more posted here!  The blog includes such topics as “foot of the month,” quilting, garment construction, serging, the use of the new Dream Fabric Frame and so much more!

If you like what you see, I’d really, really appreciate it if you would leave a comment at Stitching Sewcial on my posts (see also my Zootopia knapsack and Ariel Doll Sleeping Bag)  as well as any other posts which interest you.  Of course, if you don’t like it…..well, in the words of Gilda Radner, “Never mind.”


22 responses to “Tsum Tsum Toddler Outfit

  1. Glenda Marsh


  2. Thanks, Glenda. This was a fun little outfit to make.

  3. Cute, cute, cute!!!

  4. Love the outfit. I tend to stick with the common/non-commercial items when I embroider. Mickey and Minnie are classics in my mind, but the others such as Dora or Elsa do not interest me as I think they will pass in time and do hope that some of the items will be worn by others later in time. Call me a grandma who does not know about these TV commercial shows and my grandchild is not allowed to watch TV either….so for now it is bumblebees, ladybugs, trucks, etc that come out of my sewing room. If this does change in the future (our GD is not even 2 yet and our GS is only 2 weeks old), I also will have a really steep learning curve.

  5. They are absolutely adorable. But don’t you have to have a Brother machine for the Disney characters?

  6. This is ADORABLE! I’m a total Tsum Tsum addict. I wonder if I could pull of this outfit?! LOL!

  7. Heidi, I’m glad you like this outfit. I understand completely about wanting to stick with classics because the other new characters might fall by the wayside in time. But for play clothes, I don’t care if they have a second life on another child. I just like to please the children. There is so much you can do with this pattern using tried and true standards. It would be cute with an embroidered butterfly and a butterfly fabric bow–or ladybugs or bumblebees. We are lucky to have so many novelty fabrics and cute designs available to us. Thanks for writing, Heidi.

  8. Sherry, of course you can make this outfit. The detailed instructions at Stitching Sewcial and following the pattern for the top should make it very do-able. Go on! Give it a try! I’d love to see your finished project.

  9. Yes, Cynthia, you do need a Brother machine for the Disney designs. But if you coordinated an embroidery with any novelty print, it would be just as cute. I really like this pattern.

  10. Thanks, Lynn. I was pleased with the way it came out.

  11. Thanks, Glenda. I’m glad you like it.

  12. from Martha Pullen forum: That is really cute Janice. Great job.

  13. from facebook: Very, very cute.

  14. from Martha Pullen forum: Oh, I love the outfit. Very cute.

  15. from Martha Pullen forum: Adorable!!

  16. from Martha Pullen forum: Fantastic!!! It is just too cute!

  17. from Martha Pullen forum: Janice, that is one the cutest outfits I’ve ever seen. All of your work is amazing.

  18. from Martha Pullen forum: Janice, this is just adorable! I left a comment.

    Some sewers have a hope chest for grandchildren. I have to be satisfied with grand nephews and grand niece but, at least it satisfies that need to create fun children’s clothes!!

  19. from Martha Pullen forum: Oh my, that is just toooooo cute!

  20. from SewForum: It is adorable. Lucky little girl.

  21. from SewForum: Cute outfit! Congratulations

  22. from SewForum: Beautiful! Lucky “Minnie” who recieves this gift of love (and time!)

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