(BTW here's the link to the actual tutorial: http://whileshenaps.typepad.com/whileshenaps/2012/06/youll-need-16-x-16-piece-of-fleece-styrafoam-ball-3-in-diameter-34-wide-ribbon-felt-scraps-in-white-gray-and-b.html)
Here's what you need:
1. At least a 12" x 12" piece of fleece
2. Something to stuff it with
3. A rubber band
4. Some twine, cord or ribbon
5. Needle & thread
6. buttons for decoration
What to do:
Cut a square. Mine is 12.5" x 12.5" (the professional tutorial recommends 16" x 16"). Next cut strips into your square somewhat equal distance. I cut 6 fringes on each side (a little fat, but it worked), and I cut each one in 4" (so each fringe piece is about 2" x 4"). Do two sides opposite of each other first, then to the other two sides. Cut off the corner fringe pieces (2nd picture).
Then wrap your fleece around the stuffing center & secure it with a rubber band. Cover your rubber band with ribbon or twine. My cat will eat rubber bands, so I made sure it was super covered with jute cord. If he eats through it, I'll go back & sew it together.
Then take the "legs" and braid them. I shoved that thick braided end under my sewing machine & went back & forth over it a couple times! Use basting length stitches.
Then just sew on your buttons (I stitched a nose) & your done!