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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: USB Teddy Bear? on: September 06, 2006 01:58:23 PM
I'd probably make a small velcro-lined pouch for the USB stick within the teddy, then glue velcro to the USB. Easier to remove it from the bear for washing purposes.

It's a cute idea, though, I might make one :3
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for a book? on: August 29, 2006 06:02:15 PM
Do you remember anything about what was on the cover, or any of the projects? There are probably dozens of books on small stuffies with "teeny" or "tiny" in their names, if you could narrow it down it would be easier for someone to recognize it from their collection.
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: what type of fabric on: August 24, 2006 03:54:17 PM
I always use felt, it's easy to use, cheap and readily avaliable. A lot of people recommend cotton for the same reasons, and I believe it's more durable as well, though I'd recommend felt if you've never done a doll before, especially if you're making your own pattern. It also depends on the size and shape of the doll, though- felt is excellent on small stuff, not so great on big stuff.
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: tutorial for pointy kitty!?HELP on: August 24, 2006 03:49:53 PM
If it's a pattern you've never used before, pinning is the best place to start- it will let you figure out where everything goes properly, and make it easier to sew straight.

Also, are you machine sewing? Again, hand sewing the first time round will help, or adding extra seam allowance, and then just practicing on scrap fabric doing small turns. I had a lot of trouble when first machine sewing toys, and I was working on my own patterns Tongue
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: bunny blanket lovie--cute! on: August 21, 2006 07:39:20 AM
That's adorable! And it looks so professional, too! Was the bunny made from part of the blanket, or the whole thing done from scratch? Either way, it's really cute.
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: My House M.D. doll on: August 20, 2006 01:22:17 PM
I saw the title of this from the main board, and went O_o, since I'm about three feet from a House plushie I'm making for my mum! Small world, or maybe it's just a great show and deserves lots of fan-crafts Tongue Love the pants, and the beard-scruff came out well too, hard to get the right effect on fabric and I can't imagine it being much easier on clay.
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Cat Lovers Swap 2 signups NOW THRU 8/27 sendouts 9/13 on: August 19, 2006 07:44:32 AM
'same boat as Irish_Chicky, but ineligible until after the sign-up end date (and then there's moving into school and other complications that'll keep me busy for weeks, so 'm definitely not capable of joining this one.) I hope there's a round 3 sometime in the fall, though, because I'm doomed to dorm living next year and will be suffering some serious kitty withdrawal when separated from my little dearie. Can't wait to see the gallery, and all the stuff people make for assorted cats :3
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Bright 'n colorful happy friends on: August 19, 2006 07:30:30 AM
The colours! Such spring-y colours, and such adorable little creations with them!
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Awkward doll clothing question... on: August 16, 2006 02:42:58 PM
Whoops, I don't think gusset is actually the right word, and I can't remember the right one. Essentially what you do, though, is cut a triangle out of the fabric and sew the two sides of the resulting V shape together. It helps if you're getting a lot of wrinkles on the back of a jacket, and to give it more shape, but at that scale with felt you likely won't need one.

It looks cute so far, though Cheesy The pants/shirt look great.
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Awkward doll clothing question... on: August 15, 2006 02:22:38 PM
Doesn't look too bad, a pretty standard jacket... I'd say you'd need about five parts, and maybe some fimo/embroidery floss for the details.



You'd need the two front pieces (A) cut to fit around the front of the doll (with seam allowance) and a back piece (B) that will probably need a gusset to avoid odd folds (I made my first doll jacket sans gusset, and it looked weird.) You can make the sleeves wider at the bottom than at the top (c) and then cut separate strips for the overturned cuffs (or try turning up the sleeves, but they might wrinkle too much at a small scale. For the collar, I'd just cut a roughly-the-right-length white strip, pin it, then cut it to fit. All the small gold details could be embroidered/sewn on, and then just make the sash out of grey fabric and tie it 'round Smiley

If you've never made clothes before, I'd suggest buying a cheap jacket/t-shirt pattern for full sized people, and learning from that. While you're at the fabric store (fabricland for me, they usually have discount patterns cheap, if you aren't picky about what style you get) you could pick up some cheap fabric ends to experiment with, and work out the kinks in your pattern Smiley

I hope that helped some, I'm not much good at tutorials but that's pretty much how I make my plushie clothes- basic patterns, crude drawings, and lots of guess-and-check Tongue
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