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Topic: The Elusive Sasquatch (picture overload)... ***Now with pattern***  (Read 4319 times)
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« on: August 29, 2009 03:04:08 PM »

So I have been having a mental debate with myself for about a week... What might I be debating you may ask? I am debating whether or not I would like to participate in the "We Believe: Cryptozoology Swap". I love cryptozoology so much, and unfortunently my university does not offer programs/ classes in it, so I have resorted to anthropology, may not seem similiar whatsoever, but both have the "fantastical" quality to me.

Because the idea of cryptozoology has been on my mind so much lately, the other day I decided to do something about it, more specifically I decided to make myself a sasquatch using some fun fur that I have been meaning to use, but never seem to get around to doing. I am really proud of this little guy, he may be my most favourite stuffie ever. I made the pattern all by myself (yay- me!) and if anyone is interested in it, I can post the pattern. I also made him poseable by placing pipecleaners throughout him (prolly around 20?). I used a lot of techniques that I learned in poppet making (would you believe it?) including needle-sculpting on his nose, and using safety eyes and such. I made his head a million times using all different created patterns, I never liked any of them until I threw this one together this morning. He is a combination of hand and machine sewing. Like mentioned, he is made of fun fur, but also faux suede. He is about a foot tall and 3/4 foot wide.

Anyways, on to my creation. PS. his ears aren't funny looking, I just never flattened them for the pictures... I also put pipecleaners in his ears to make them poseable...

My favourite close-up, here you can see some minor needle sculpting and his bright baby blues:


His face full:


His entire body:


And him showing off his bum area:


His poseable hands and feet (oh and his cute little belly button):


So please bear with me, this was the first patern that I actually drawn out. I do not have an actual pattern of the front of the face/ the projecting part of the face, as I kinda made those up as I went along, though I did use the drawn pattern piece back of the head. The front of the head piece, ehhhhh... might want to be redrawn as a tad bit taller and a bit wider. But like I said for the porjecting part, I just looked at lots of pictures of chimps and such to get the basic look of their faces.

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I actually cut out the centre part of the tummy from the fun fur and then sewed the faux suede on the inside of the hole, I then went around the fun fur hole and tightened up thestitches on the outside, it would have been much esier to just cut a circle of faux suede and sewn it on the front of the fun fur... there is me making things difficult Wink


And like mentioned, don't use the pattern piece for the front of the head, widen/ heighten it...


Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009 05:56:34 PM »

He's too cute averyg! I love his little bellybutton.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009 07:01:19 PM »

He's too cute averyg! I love his little bellybutton.

Oh thanks a lot! That is def. one of my favourite parts about him. I tried to needlesculpt his belly button/ give him butt cheeks like with poppets, but the fun fur was too thick to really do anything, so the belly button that I did was the alternative.
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009 07:49:00 PM »

he's really cute! i like stuffies made with combo of doll skin and fur, they look so cute!
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2009 10:07:02 PM »


He's gorgeous in a can.  I 'this rocked' him and would definitely like to give sewing him a go when I'm a bit better and have more control over my machine.  My machine doesn't like fur =(.  I think I need to change the foot or the little runner settings or something but I'm not sure yet.  His face is beautiful.  I can't help but think that with a few tweaks that it would look perfect on a camel.  I think it's the beautiful big eyes that do it - a longer nose and some eyelashes and he'd be ready to spit and bite and look pretty (but not smell it) =).

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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2009 06:41:52 AM »


He's gorgeous in a can.  I 'this rocked' him and would definitely like to give sewing him a go when I'm a bit better and have more control over my machine.  My machine doesn't like fur =(.  I think I need to change the foot or the little runner settings or something but I'm not sure yet.  His face is beautiful.  I can't help but think that with a few tweaks that it would look perfect on a camel.  I think it's the beautiful big eyes that do it - a longer nose and some eyelashes and he'd be ready to spit and bite and look pretty (but not smell it) =).



Well thanks a lot! I never used to think that my sewing machine liked fun fur, but when day I just decided to give it a go. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't :/ It didn't seem to work all that much when I was sewing him up just because the two pieces were so thick and I couldn't actually get the material underneath the foot. I don't mind hand sewing though, especially fun fur, I think that hand sewing it gives you quite a bit of control and even with hand sewing the fur, I think that you can still make it really strong and durable.

And as for the idea that he could be tweaked and become a camel... that is so COOL! I never would have though of that  Cheesy. I was trying to give him somewhat of a projecting primate face, but man, oh man, I never though about a camel... I may have to attempt. I can def. post the pattern though, as soon as I find the book that I happened to use the pieces as a bookmark in Wink.
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2009 08:08:25 AM »

I just love his little face!!  He looks positively serene.
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2009 08:34:16 AM »

He's great! I just love his face. So perfectly Sasquatchy. And thanks so much for posting the pattern.
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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2009 08:35:58 PM »

Awww.... thanks everyone! The face was by far the hardest part of him... I made so many heads and ntohing seemed to work. The stitch ripper and me became besties Smiley.
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2009 09:28:54 PM »

Ahhh! Love this! You are very talented!

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