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Offline KatAddy

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Any good Plushie patterns?
« on: December 10, 2013, 07:26:36 am »
I'm trying to improve my sewing skills the only way i know how PRACTICE. If anyone has any suggestions of simple plushie projects I'd really appreciate your sharing!!! Links to full tutorials would be preferable. Something furry or pokemon themed Thanks!

Offline SPark

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Re: Any good Plushie patterns?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 06:54:20 pm »
Well, you can make your own plushie patterns really simply.  Here's how I learned to do it:

You use wadded up  newspaper and tape, and sculpt that into the shape you want the finished plush to be, but a little smaller and skinnier.  Then you cover that in saran wrap, and then in duct tape.  Cut the duct tape carefully off, trying to use as few cuts as possible.  Make more cuts as needed to get the "skin" to lie flat.  It is now a pattern.  Trace it onto paper and add seam allowances, and you're ready to cut out and sew it back together into a plush.

Offline Magna

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Re: Any good Plushie patterns?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 07:36:36 am »
This website here has a few super simple ones. Pinterest has a number of good ones as well.  Aaaand here's one more with a bunch of links from deviantart.

I'd have to agree with SPark though, making your own is super easy, and a lot more fun than printing something out and just cutting along the dotted line. I don't ever make a form to get the pattern off of though, I just kind of make things up as I go along and use super cheap fabric the first few revisions before I get all the kinks ironed out.

I just really have experience making fish and stingrays and stuff like that, so mainly kinda flat things. Having a form to make the pattern off of would make doing something 3D a lot easier, or even tweaking an existing pattern for something if you don't have much experience making that thing yet.