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« on: January 25, 2006, 06:36:55 pm »
<font color='#EEEEEE'>This thread will be for listing any patterns, charts, etc that furs would like to share. If you have something you'd like to share please PM the pattern and pics to me and I will place them in the thread as I'm keeping it locked so that the info doesn't get buried.

Have a question? Feel free to PM the poster of the info for help, we'll all be glad to give a hand in any way we can.</font>

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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2006, 06:39:07 pm »
EAR PATTERN Posted by Savaaha, This pattern and instructions are by Aurrin.



Step 1: Cut out a big, lopsided piece out of the corner of the canvas (roughly as shown).  Bend it like a taco and trim as needed until you get it in the shape you want.  Then, keeping it bent, trace out a bottom piece to match (blue line to blue line) and cut that out too.  If you like the way it turns out, then make a second one to match.

Step 2: Trace out these pieces onto the fabric (remember to do it on both pieces, both colors, for a total of 4 red pieces and 4 white pieces)  Trace a second line around each of the pieces, giving yourself room to sew it later.  Cut out around the outer line.

Step 3:  Ummm.... oops... I forgot to number one of them step 3.  Oh well, in keeping with the pic, on to...

Step 4: Now sew your ear-frames together in the back.  See those blue lines in step 1?  Those should be together to make a concave, 3D ear.  This may take a couple of tries, because this plastic stuff isn't the easiest junk to work with.

Step 5: Okay, now go back to the cloth.  Sew the matching big pieces together, along the inner lines that you drew.  Put the lines to the OUTSIDES when sewing it, so you can see them.  You may want to sew just a little to the inside on the white piece and a little on the outside of the red pieces' guide lines, so that the red will lap over the front edges when it's finished.

Step 6: Now add on the bottom pieces, again with the traced lines to the outside so you can see them.  Do that for the red and for the white, both ears.  (In the diagram I left it slightly unfinished so you can see what I'm doing.)  Don't worry that it won't lay flat, it's not supposed to.

Step 7: This is the tricky part.  Take that 'sock' you've sewn and turn it inside out.  Now, all the seams and all the trace lines are on the INSIDE, and hidden from view.  CAREFULLY push the ear-frame inside the sock.  It helps to poof the sock out completely and then punch the white part inward once it's completely inside.  You should have two flaps on the front bottom edge, tuck these inside either above or below the bottom of the ear-frame, and sew it closed. (thread shown in blue)  These stitches will be more visible, but it shouldn't be very noticable if you match the thread color to the inside color.  Also, make one stitch in the very back to keep the inside fabric pulled to the inside of the ear.

Step 8:  Now, you should have two ears.  Go look in a mirror and put on the head band.  Position the ears like you want them, and note where that makes them fall on the headband.  Now go take them and sew (thread shown in blue) them onto the head-band.  If you did like I told you and got a band with the little teeth on the inside, the teeth will catch the thread and keep the ear from slipping side to side.  Tie it off, and you're done!
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2006, 06:41:39 pm »
Sizing Charts, For pattern making (male and female) Posted by Brown Leopard



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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2006, 06:47:03 pm »
Tail Pattern Posted by Sporty Fox

Fiquired after recieving a few inquiries about the pattern for my tail I should go ahead and make one and share it, so here it is. The overall lenght of the tail is 32 inches and it's maximum diameter is 6 inches just off of the base tapering slowly to the tip.



 Handy tip for transfering the pattern to your full size paper and cutting it out: make a 32 inch line down the center and mark it at the 7, 12, 24, and 29 inch marks as shown. Draw the width lines to the proper length 90 degree to the centerline then use a flexable yardstick or a piece of plastic to bend from mark to mark to give you a smooth and gently radius to the curve. You only need to mark one side then you can fold the pattern in half long the centerline and cut it out from the mark you made on the one side.

You will need to cut out two pieces from the pattern, as the  tail is built from two identical halves sewn together with seperate pieces sewn on for the different colors at the tip. You can do this either by sewing the furs together before cutting out the halves or by cutting them seperately and adding them as you go. There is no real advantage to either method, it simply comes down to what you're more comfortable doing.

When cutting out the pattern keep this in mind- you will need to add 1/4 to 3/8th of an inch all the way around to allow for the material taken up in the seams. The exact amount needed will vary with the type of fur you are using, so you will need to determine this by sewing a sample seam with scraps before cutting out you tail.

When sewing the halves together remember that you sew it inside out, turning rightside out when you're finished. Also, depending on the type of fur used you may also need to cut reliefs in the material where the tail flairs out at the base (near where it attaches to your body) for a smooth appearance. You do this by simply folding the excess fur out of the way, triming it off, and sewing the cut edges together. When you sew it together leave the narrow base end open to use for adding the stuffing.

Once together and turned rightside out your ready to stuff the tail, I use pollyfill stuffing in mine. A long rod or yardstick helps in working the stuffing down to the tip to get an even amount of feel to the tail, you can add and remove stuffing until you have the feel and look you desire. Once you have it stuffed you simply sew the base end shut.

On my tail I sewed a piece of velcro to the base; this allows me to attach the tail to either a belt for use alone or to a pair of jeans to wear as part of my fursuit. The simpler and more popular method is to sew a loop of fur or elastic to the base for attaching to a belt. Use the method that best matches your plans for wearing the tail and remember that you can easily change it later if need be.



The finished tail

Feel free to ask if you need help or have any questions!  '<img'>
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2006, 04:38:04 pm »
<font color='#EEEEEE'><b>Digigrade Hooves</b> Posted by Savaaha:

A friend send me this link, thought others could use it too.

<a href="http://hawke.livequest.de/digi.html" target="_blank">Making digitigrade hooves</a></font>

Furtopian thread too:
http://forums.furtopia.org/index.php/topic,17735.0.html
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2007, 07:46:27 pm »
Mod note: If anyone notices any broken links to pics in this thread, please contact me immediately so that they may be corrected if possible. I also ask that any pics belonging to other people be checked on your personal websites/galleries and make sure you used the correct linkage, etc. Thanks.
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2007, 09:57:02 pm »
A few extra patterns, charts, and links to help fellow furs.

OneFurAll size measurement charts. I used these charts when getting measurements for my fursuit back in 2006.
Go to this page here........
http://www.onefurall.com/main.php?section=commissions&w=1
.......then scroll down a bit till you come to where it says "Please download and fill out these measurement forms!" and then click on the various links to view different measurement charts.

Head furring charts, diagrams, and tutorials:
http://community.livejournal.com/fursuit/693806.html
http://community.livejournal.com/fursuit/1531074.html
http://community.livejournal.com/fursuit/917762.html
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Re: Patterns and Charts
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2008, 01:54:34 pm »
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