For Christmas, I am making my boyfriend a plush Weighted Companion Cube from Portal. However, since the sewing machine gets gummed up when I try to put flannel through it, I have to sew it all by hand. Yes, it takes longer, but I enjoy it. However, I keep stabbing myself with the needle. XD I've been sewing for a couple years, mostly making simple shirts and pants, nothing fancy, akin to pajamas. I've also made some tote bags and scrunchies, but they are simple. In short, I'm still a beginner. However, I am sure many of you have sewing experience as well. What have you guys done?