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Topic: My version of Hobbes  (Read 1401 times)
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« on: December 24, 2009 06:19:29 AM »

After seeing Yakkomia's adorable Hobbes stuffed animal (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=113448.0) earlier this year, I decided to make one for my son because he loves Calvin and Hobbes, and stuffed cats in general. Of course, I waited until 4 days before Christmas to start..

The orange plush was very annoying to work with (and is more hunter blaze orange than pumpkin orange). I ended up using the same Simplicity baby doll pattern I used to make a Richard Scarry Huckle doll earlier this year. I altered it by scanning the pattern, then laying it on top of an enlarged picture of Hobbes in Photoshop. That worked fine until I realized that in doing so, I made the neck opening too small to be able to sew the head on as directed. So I had to sew the head on by hand after it was stuffed. Luckily, the wretched orange plush hides all the stitches. I sewed strips of black fleece to the orange before assembling the pieces, and then found it impossible to line them up when sewing the arms and legs together. And Im sure there will be orange and white fuzz floating around my house well into 2010.

Ive decided that I worked too hard on this to let Santa take credit!

Two of my projects were chosen as Craftster Best of 2008! More tutorials at my blog: Stitch/Craft Creations
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009 08:19:58 AM »

What a lucky son you have!  I"m sure he will totally not fail to thank you with much gratitude for a fabulous gift like this one!    Makes me wish I had the time to do this for my little ones!

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Best of 2013 winner, but this is just as good.

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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2009 10:59:31 AM »

Hey, it looks just like Hobbes.  And sooo cute.  Your son's gonna love it.

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