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Topic: Pears, a kitten and Poor Leno (pic heavy) / UPDATE: Now with pear pattern!  (Read 25727 times)
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spidermonkey
« on: January 30, 2007 06:33:45 PM »

I made some new felt stuffies. Cheesy

First up are some pear pincushions, inspired by HELLOmynameisHeather:
(the red one is made from crushed velvet)




And then I also made this kitten thing. I think it's a kitten anyways.  Wink
The other sad looking kid in the bear suit is Poor Leno, from the Royksopp video.

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007 07:00:23 PM »

Love the pears. 

Also the stuffies.  Especially the little guy with the worried expression on his face.

Great job!

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2007 07:06:01 PM »

very cute pears, their leaves are very well detailed, they're beautiful Smiley  I could see them as fantastic christmas tree ornaments, too Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2007 08:53:55 PM »

Pretty! I'm especially fond of the detail on the leaves Smiley

My favourite is the purple one Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2007 09:38:42 PM »

the pears are really beautiful!  i love the fabric choices. 

i ADORE the stuffies, especially the second one (Poor Leno?).  i really want to make him now.

good work!
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2007 09:39:21 PM »

could you possiblt share the pattern for the pear?
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as my sister would say, with a cookie on top?
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2007 06:36:53 AM »

i love the red velvet pear!
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2007 08:51:41 AM »

Thanks so much everyone.

Just give me a few minutes to scan in the parts and then I'll post the pattern for the pear. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2007 09:33:53 AM »

Okay, here is the pattern as requested. I just scanned in my cardboard pieces and used photoshop to make this printable version. Smiley




You can print it out any size that you like. To give you an idea, my cardboard piece for the pear is about 6" (16cm) long, which makes a pear almost 5" (12cm) tall (about 6" with the stem and leaves).

Hmm, are instructions needed? I'm so bad at explaining these things (also because English isn't my first language Cheesy ).

The rectangle makes the stem, I sewed it up using the ladder stitch.

I found that the pear sides match up easier, if you first make 3 pairs out of those 6 pieces. You know, always put two together, sew them up on one side. And also, I started sewing at the top, so that in case they don't match up exactly it's gonna be on the bottom, where you can't see. Cheesy

Uh, what else...oh, leave a little hole on the top for pushing the stem and leaves through (I sewed the leaves to the bottom of the stem with a couple of stitches).
Sew up all the 6 pieces of your future pear, turn it right side out and push the stem&leaves piece through the hole in the top. (I left the stuffing hole on the bottom, by not sewing the last side up completely)
Then reach inside, grab a hold of the stem and top of your pear and pull that bit out through your stuffing hole and stitch the stem in place it with a few stitches.
Then you're ready to stuff it. Okay, hope that helps. Post some pictures if you make one too. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2007 12:04:06 PM »

Those really are very pretty! I especially like the white and red pear.  Smiley
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