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« on: February 06, 2005 07:39:51 PM »

After looking at Nina's felt monster tutorial http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=5843.msg45119#msg45119, I felt inspired to try one of my own.  I have never tried a stuffy before, but think he came out pretty cute.

This is my first pic post so hope it works.

I made "Cleavis" using blue felt (duh), sew-on eyes, a scrap of orange fleece for the nose, embroidered the mouth, and used blue fun fur brand yarn for the hair.  Having never done a stuffy before, I discovered I didn't have any batting or fill of any kind, so his arms, legs, ears and horns are stuffed with fabric and yarn scraps, and the body and head contain two improvised bean bags.  He's pretty heavy, and I wouldn't give him to a child b/c of all the choking hazards, but I'm pretty proud of myself.  Hope you like!
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2005 11:06:48 PM »

I love his hair. Good job.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2005 05:26:59 AM »

good stuffing idea for those who are short on the monies. I have so much scrap material...

I like how cute and happy he is!


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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2005 01:43:26 PM »

My dad pointed out that I didn't put any sort of size reference in the picture.  In case you're wondering, he's about 8" tall.  I think he needs a better name though.  Ideas?

I did learn some important lessons doing this and a subsequent monster.  1.  make sure the areas where appendages join body are wide enough for turning.  I had to do some clipping of stitches to make the horns turn outside-out when I was done sewing!  2. If you make the turns too tight on the sewing machine, the arms and legs tend to pucker when turned outside-out.  This can be cute or annoying.  3.  Embroidery and detail sewing should be done carefully and ONLY through the front layer!  4. When using fun fur for hair, you should have a good idea of how you're going to attach it BEFORE you start sewing!  Oh well, a learning experience it was!
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