I finished this Sackboy (based on the character in the PS3 game Little Big Planet) recently and I'm really proud of how it turned out, since it is practically my first stitching project ever.
Credit goes to Alan Dart for the instructions I followed.[link]
Some things I did differently from the instructions were that I made the middle- and ring fingers a little longer. I also glued the eyes to the head instead of sewing them in place, or else they would stand out too much.