Saturday, November 5, 2011

MLP:FiM - Sewing a Parasprite

Have you ever seen My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic? In the episode Swarm of the Century, these little bugs called Parasprites infest Ponyville. The bugs eat a lot and them spit up more bugs. I thought they were cute, so here is how you make one:

What You'll Need:

  • Sewing needle 
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • 4 colors of fabric (for the body(and color), wings and glisten in eye(white), eyes(green), and legs(black)
  • Lots of stuffing (if you have enough, you will have extra)

How To Make It:

  1. First, you need to print out or copy down the sewing patterns provided for you at the bottom of this post. Be sure they are the size you want.
  2. Next, trace your body pattern onto your body fabric. Fold the fabric over so that you will be cutting two layers. Carefully cut around your pattern.
  3. Use your eye pattern to make two eyes. You will have to flip one around so it looks right. Sew your eye onto the outside of ONE LAYER of fabric.
  4. Then, you can cut out the glisten. You will have to adjust it to get it just right. Sew it onto your eyes wherever you like.
  5. Cut out a small smile out of the black fabric. Since the smiles were so small, there was no use making a pattern. You can choose the exact size and shape of your mouth. When you do, sew it on your fabric with the eyes.
  6. Next, cut out the legs. On the pattern, it is a rectangle with an oval inside it. Leave the rectangle around it. The oval is the part you will sew together. Sew it so that the inside it on the outside. Then, before you get completely finished sewing it, you need to turn it inside out (technically inside-in)
  7. When you are happy with the shape of the parts, you need to turn the body over so the messy side with all the strings is facing you. Do the same with the other side, even though it has no strings. Sew around the edges. Not the over-under stitch, but the stitch where the thread goes up around the edges, forming a loop-looking stitch. You could do the over-under stitch, but the stuffing might get out a little bit. REMEMBER TO LEAVE ROOM IN THE VERY BOTTOM FOR TURNING IT RIGHT-SIDE OUT, STUFFING IT, AND ATTACHING THE LEGS. About an inch and a half space would do.
  8. Them, you need to turn it right-side out. Even if it seems like the strings are coming loose, they aren't. If you need to, poke the edges from the inside with a pencil or something. Just to be sure it is all right-side out.
  9. Next, you gotta STUFF IT! Just use any old stuffing or even cotton balls for this. Make sure you stuff it enough that when you close the gap, it will still be as firm as you want it, with no unfilled spaces.
  10. Now, using those four legs you made, you gotta finish your body. Put a leg in at the beginning of where you want your legs to be. Then one at the very end, and put the other two evenly spaced between them. Sew them on, and while you are sewing these on (through both layers) you will also be closing the gap.
  11. Next, using the wing patterns, cut out 8 large wings and 8 small wings. Sew the large wings together first, using the inside-out technique we have used many times earlier. When you are finished, attach one on one side on the back of the body, wherever you like it best. Then you can sew the little pattern in the middle of (that looks like a leaf).
  12. Do the same for the other large wing, and try to attach it symmetrical to the first one.
  13. Do almost the same with the small ones, except you don't do the leaf pattern (unless you want to).
  14. Make any minor adjustments to make your Parasprite exactly how you want, and voila! You have finished your Parasprite! Now, to only come up with a name . . .
Good job!! I hope you enjoy your Parasprite. Also, with left over stuffing, fabric, and felt, you can make cute little friends for your Parasprite, like teensy boxes and spheres! 

Sewing Patterns:

Here is the MLP episode through

Here is the MLP episode through

A Picture of the Parasprite:


  1. I'm not sure how to sew the the body together, won't it just come out flat?

    1. No no no no no. See, it is sewn together inside-out, so the fronts (or the good sides) are facing each other. You only see the inside, or the bad side of the fabric. Then, after you have sewn it together, you turn it back inside-out (or actually right-side out) so that the seams are INSIDE and the face and good side of the fabrics are OUTSIDE. This keeps it from going totally flat. It will not, however, be a perfect sphere, but if you stuff it right, then it will be pretty close. Sorry for any miscommunication. I know the Art Drawer ended, (or at least, for me) but I wanted to make sure that people knew just what to do. I hate bad instructions, where it seems like the person didn't even try it. I assure you, I made this parasprite with my own directions and I wrote the directions as I did it. Everything I wrote here is everything I did to make it. So it is possible. :) Thanks for asking!

    2. AH! I see now. I was just a little paranoid and I didn't think it all the way through first, I am going to make a whole bunch of these for my friend! She's gonna love it, Thank you so much for helping me.

  2. wow thank you! I was just getting into sewing and I rly wanna make some mlp plushies, but I wanted soemthing smaller just to practice on first. and these guys are perfect ^_^

    1. Wow! Thanks! You are totally welcome! :D Good luck! Send us pictures of your little guys after you finish! (


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