My son is going through a huge Pokemon obsession stage, and told me he wanted to be Pikachu for Halloween. He refused to wear his costume last year, so I learned my lesson and made his costume just a hoodie because he loves to wear those at least.
His hoodie began white, and I dyed it with Rit Lemon Yellow. The ears and tail are polar fleece! His candy bag (pokeball bag) was made from felt. Hand and machine sewn. The last picture is of him with his sisters, they were kittens! I got their hats on Etsy, so cute!
So, I really hate hate having scraps of fabric I throw away and waste, and I also have come into a very large amount of vintage buttons that I'm in love with. I also have been experimenting with making my own 3d plush animal patterns with instruction from whileshenaps.typepad.com/. EXCELLENT site and has expanded my knowledge of pattern making SO much! Any way, I decided to start off my animal collection with a lion using those scraps and vintage buttons!
It was important to me that since he had movable legs, he should stand, too. So I stuffed him really well, made sure his joints were good and tight and it worked! I'm really pleased with how he turned out. Thinking about a giraffe to match.
I had to wait a bit to post this because it was for Monster Swap 4 and I didn't want to spoil the surprise for my partner!! Not all monsters are furry with fangs...
I used a bedsheet I got on clearance for $2 (because the seam was ripped out) for her dress, 15mm purple safety eyes for the eyes, and ivory alovasuede for her body. I painted under the eyes with watercolor, and the stitch details I used a fine tip sharpie pen. Her hair is Caron Simply Soft in black and white. Enjoy!
Made this for my older sister, who is a fourth grade teacher getting ready to go back to school.
I have a miniature one of these I use as a pincushion, and she liked it so I decided to enlarge the pattern and make her a plushie. I used a blanket stitch on the outer edges, whip stitch down his tummy seam and put her name on her puppy so no one would take him for a walk and not come back with it! Turned out so cute I'm going to have to make one for each of my kids now.
The pattern is free and the link to it can be found on my blog.
So I started sketching the other night and I decided I loved my little monster so much I had to make her... RIGHT NOW.
It didn't matter that it was 9:30 at night already, the kids were in bed and I had the sewing urge! Took me about three and a half hours. She's made of two colors of 1 inch pile faux fur, felt, glass beads, DMC thread, black cotton fabric and poly-fil. Here she is!
If you are interested in seeing her made, I recorded the whole thing and made a time-lapse video. It's 3.5 hours of work put into 3 min and 45 seconds. Just go http://youtu.be/u7na5CUwYt4 there!
I've never made plushies before, but I loved it. I'm going to have to make more Cloud Monsters... it's going to drive my husband nuts. Each one is about 12x18 inches, and all hand sewn. They are made of faux fur, poly-fil, felt and safety eyes. On the back of each of them I decided to make a little picture out of felt that described their personalities.
is of course a proper gentleman, and loves his cup of tea.
is a thundercloud, and a super scary guy (look at those teeth!) so he has a lightening bolt.
is a happy go lucky guy... rainbow!!
I had a ton of fun designing and sewing these. Until next time, Sir McCloud says...