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« on: January 23, 2008 09:07:33 PM »

I wanna make a Bender plushie, and I want it to be as 3D as possible. I'm still pretty new at sewing....

So my question is, how does one create a domed shape for a plushie? I assume I'm gonna need to use darts, but I have no real idea how to go about even starting...

Any help would be appreciated Smiley
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008 06:20:36 AM »

Okay, let's try to reply to this again without closing the screen this time!

Use long rectangles with one tapered end. You can sew the tapers together and they'll come up to a  point. You can change the angle of the taper, though, to change this.

Also, try making just a cuff of fabric for his shiney, metal head, then sewing a cap to one end of it. The fabric here will hardly lie flat and - when you stuff it - will more than likely puff up a bit and give a soft dome effect.

This is all one big excuse to make the world's worst drawing's of Bender, by the way....

For his shoulders/neck are, you could use the same cuff/ring as for his head (one long rectangle of fabric, sewn at the ends to make a sort of tube), but sew triangles onto the rim of it, then sew each triangle together. It'll gather and make that slope. I know it sounds like a lot of work, but it's super easy, short little lines to sew. Here's another picture: XD

He seems like he'd be super easy and fun to do - all those geometric shapes!

I hope this helps!

For his shoulder/neck area, I'd use the tapered rectangles. You can even use the same cuff/ring sort of shape for his body, but

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008 06:25:03 PM »

Oh my.... This is so much more than I was expecting! Thank you so much Cheesy

When/if this project gets done and I post it, I'll be sure to mention the IMMENSE amount of help you gave me Smiley
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