A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 297,051
Currently Running With Scissors:
606 Guests and 32 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: monster dolls - lots o' pics <Now With Pseudo Tut! :)>  (Read 3552 times)
Tags for this thread: monster , tutorial , pattern  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2855
Joined: 16-Sep-2008

Be Happy!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: January 04, 2009 02:43:23 PM »

kind of a take off on the ugly dolls, made from that super soft cuddle fleece.  Not as nice to work with as regular fleece, but it feels really good! - I made one for my grandson at Christmas and have since become inspired - gotta find homes for these guys!  (the keychain one was per my daughter's request - she's a keychain-aholic.) Cheesy

Okay - just to answer a few q's - no stablizer, and yes all the features are machine stitched - (I use a zig zag.)  The "bow" on the striped monster is just laid on top of the body fabric.  When I stitch on the face, I stitch that to the surface too - then sew it up with the rest of the body at the end (make sense?)  I made a new one tonight, with a little help from my friend, and took some pics of the simple process.....first I drew up a pattern, pinned it to the doubled fabric and cut it out leaving 1/4" - 1/2" around the edges.

lay out your face and pin it down - help is always welcome...

Zig zag around everything (I ladder stitched the "trunk") and put a french knot (or whatever) in the center of the eyes. then pin right sides together and stitch that baby up.  They're very quick and easy!

Hope this might inspire! Cheesy

« Last Edit: January 10, 2009 11:24:44 PM by thisbirdsabsurd » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Craft Addict
Offline Offline

Posts: 363
Joined: 23-Mar-2006


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2009 03:06:28 PM »

These are super cute.  I want one too...and the key chain was fab.  Smiley

I am interested in personal swaps...and kittens...and rocks.  Weird huh?
Pinky Yarn
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2009 03:17:26 PM »

Those are so adorable! I wisted them almost immediately!

Yay finally done moving!

"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help'." - Ronald Reagan
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2009 03:18:57 PM »

I want the blue/orange one.  Can come over and steal it?  Pleeeeaase Grin

Ok, maybe not, but I am super in love the him/her.

« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2009 04:19:35 PM »

Oh, I love these.  The colors and faces are great!  Grin

My Etsy shop   http://www.carrieme.etsy.com
Wist:  http://www.wists.com/verycarrie
Visit my blog http://sewverycarrie.blogspot.com
pm me if you want to swap!
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2009 04:49:02 PM »

So cute! I love how big they are - just the right size for a big squeeze. The eyes are great, they remind me of the Simpsons.

The world is a mess and I just need to rule it.
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2009 04:51:31 PM »

These are wonderful - and I know the perfect way to find homes for them:
preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'thetoysociety.blogspot.com')  Guerrilla giving!
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2009 05:39:44 PM »

Super cute! The blue buck-toothed one is my favourite.
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2009 08:32:03 PM »

these are sooo cute. especially the keychain.
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2855
Joined: 16-Sep-2008

Be Happy!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2009 10:44:03 PM »

Thanks everyone - these have been so much fun - my daughters are now getting in on it by drawing the monsters they want me to create (just used the last of my stuffing on one!) 
  Bsherwood - what a cool idea that toy society is!!  I just emailed them for details - looks like fun! 
  (By the way - I'm kinda partial to the turquoise, orange nosed one too - gotta make more of him for sure!) Cheesy

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Style a Bun
DIY Dry Skin Treatments
3 Great Products for Being Glamorous on a Budget
Urban Decay Debuts Must Have Naked3 Palette
Olivia Wilde Shares Her Beauty Tips
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Decoupaged Table Top
August 20, 2014 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Faux Cross Stitch Sweatshirt

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.