A Stitch Teddy is a plush teddy bear that is based on the fictional character from Disney’s 2002 intergalactic film, Lilo & Stitch. Several different types of Stitch Teddys have been released throughout the years, including several variations on a traditional teddy bear design. These Stitch teddies are often made as toys or collectibles, but they can also be used as decoration pieces in a room or on a desk.
The original Stitch Teddy was designed by Kata Golda, and features a cross stitch teddy bear on one side and a hand knit fabric on the other. The pattern is written in the same manner as most amigurumi, using basic stitches and increases and decreases to form the body of the bear. It includes templates for overalls and dresses that can be sewn on for a more complete look.
Experiment 626, better known as Stitch, is a powerful alien creature created by the evil genius Dr. Jumba Jookiba to cause chaos across the galaxy. Captured by the Grand Councilwoman, he escapes by disguising himself as a dog and crash-lands on Kauai, Hawaii. Through the loving guidance of his new human “owner” Lilo, Stitch slowly begins to learn the Hawaiian concept of ohana and reforms all of the other clones that were previously experimented on by Hamsterviel, treating them as his cousins.
Stitch appears in the 2014 film Big Hero 6, as part of a photo collection of Hiro Hamada’s childhood that is hanging above his bed along with other family photos and a Splodyhead (Experiment 619) pillow. In addition, a Stitch doll can be seen in the background of a bedroom scene in Fred’s mansion house. Stitch Teddys