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jlrfranklin
« on: June 07, 2009 03:13:46 PM »

Here is the snake my six-year-old begged me to make for him this weekend. It was all free hand, but still pretty simple.

The top is a red pattern, the bottom is solid red. Tongue is red, and the eyes are old black buttons.



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P.S. If someone could give me advice on how to include the photo in my post, I'd be mighty grateful! I've hit the threshold, but am a bit slow on the technical stuff.

Thanks!


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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009 07:21:49 PM »

I love snake plushies! This one is cute-I like how skinny he is. How long is it?

To show the pictures in your post you need to add the img tags around the link. Actually, if you go to your picture by clicking on the link, you can just copy and paste the ones that are provided under the picture into your post. At least that's how I do it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009 05:31:26 AM »

Thanks - I'll give it a try!

The snake is about 47 inches in length. I basically cut 2.5-inch strips of 48-inch wide fabric.

I also made a "baby" that was about 24 inches last night.


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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009 07:24:23 AM »

Wow! That is pretty long. I have a bunch of store bought snake plush, but I could never seem to get it right when I attempted to make one myself even though they seem pretty straightforward.  Undecided

And I can see your picture now.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2009 05:51:47 AM »

Yes! Thank you so much for the key to photo posting! I feel like a real craftster now.

I have two secrets to my good luck on the snake:

First, my kid was trying to talk me into trying it for days. I am a very new sewer (about 1 year total) and was nervous about sewing my first curved item. He finally broke me down with "I believe in you, Mom." Who can resist that motivation?

The more practical secret, though, was my decision to use regular cotton and fleece instead of the plushy/furry material. My limited experience with that slippery material was nothing short of disasterous. In fact, the Spidey quilt that incorporated it is posted on my photo gallery has obvious mistakes from the fabric stretching and slipping.

Thanks again for teaching me to post!

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