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Final Fantasy XV moogle plush template and tutorial

December 7, 2016
Plush moogle doll

You will need: Minky/plush or fleece fabric in the following colours: White (lots) Pink Red Pale blue Purple Orange Thick black embroidery thread Polyester stuffing (optional) Plastic pellets/Poly pellets to add to stuffing Sewing template pieces: Download the sewing template/pattern Plushie tutorial: Body: Attach the blue circle to the front of the body Use the thick embroidery thread to add the “stitching” details. These aren’t actually holding anything together, they’re for aesthetics only. Sew the body together and leave the neck open. If using poly pellets, start with a few handfuls of the pellets. This makes the plush bottom-heavy which helps it sit up and gives it a pleasant weight. Then fill the rest with polyester stuffing. Head: Assemble the four head […]

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Using felt tip/marker pens on teddy bears and plushes

September 20, 2016
Various markers for fabric

Marker pens can be used to add detail, highlight features or add intricate detail that can’t be achieved via embroidery (eg on a thick pile fabric) to your creations. Even if you don’t have a obvious design that needs to be drawn, markers can be used behind eyes to make them stand out or for other body details. However, not all pens are created equal – some are more suitable to certain applications than others, and some are just a no-go area all together. Here I’ll take you though the various types of pen I’ve used and my results of each. Dark colours on light fabric Sharpie markers While there’s a good chance you have a sharpie or similar laying around at home, […]

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Litten plushie sewing template

June 9, 2016
Litten plush - pokemon sun and moon

I’ve already shared my Rowlet plushie sewing template, and today I’ve finally got around to digitising the sewing template for my Litten plush too. I love the Pokemon Sun and Moon starters and I can’t wait until the game is released. While I wait for Pokemon Sun and Moon to become available, I guess I’ll be making any Gen 7 Pokemon plushes that I can (keep an eye out for a Lunaala plush soon). So, here is my Litten plush template. It’s much more fiddly and time consuming than Rowlet but produces a nice looking beanie-style Litten. I wouldn’t recommend it for beginners. This template has very little embroidery – only a small amount for the nose and mouth that could […]

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How To: Make perfect plushie feet

April 25, 2016
Plushie feet with claws

Want to know how to make cute plushie feet with footpads and claws? I went though several iterations of plushie feet before I came to a fool-proof template that’s simple but get’s great results. These feet are big and chunky and best suit a chibi or chunky-style plush – but it’s up to you to decide if these will suit your creation. Legs and feet can be hard – when I was making my first dragon plush I went though several styles of legs and different ways of making claws – none of which looked quite right on my roly-poly dragon. I soon realised that simpler is better and I came up with the following template for a shunky plushie foot with […]

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How To: Get started at plushie making

April 14, 2016
Plushie dragon in progress

Interested in making plushies or fabric toys? Here are some really useful pointers on what you’ll need to get started (on a budget) and some tips on what to watch out for. Everyone has to start somewhere. Your first plushies wont be perfect, some skills take some trial and error to get right, but with this guide you’ll be able to skip some of the mess, save yourself some time and have your first creations looking that little bit more polished and presentable. FYI, my first plushies were a Paopu fruit (just like hundreds of teenage girls) and Chiyo-chichi – the father-cat-orange thing from bizarre anime Azumanga Daioh. They were flat and they were a bit crap, but they were something. First, […]

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