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« on: January 07, 2010 07:41:05 PM »

(from "the Legend of Zelda")
 



I made this Link plushie for my step-son ... made him from scratch, and I kinda regret not drafting a pattern while I was making him.  The hair was the hardest part, I sort of started at his bottom-right "sideburn" and attached along the hairline from right to left, twisting and forming the fabric a little bit as I went until I reached the left side. I cut the piece of fabric bigger than I knew I would need, and snipped off what I needed as I attached it.  From the side view, you can see that the back part of his hair is actually just the entire back circle of the head piece. 

The hat has several pieces of velcro attached to it so you can remove it and replace it exactly as it should be.  The hat is basically a cone that I scrunched/folded strategically to make it shaped correctly.

The tunic and belt are also separate pieces that you can remove.  The shirt has a zipper in back and the belt has a piece of elastic so you can slip it off.  OH YEAH!  And the sword is removable.  I just made his little fingers into a circle that fits the sword handle (hilt?  Is that what it's called?) snug-ly.

I'm going to actually make him separate little boots to slip on over the old ones.  The fabric I used originally is not staying together at the seam, so I'll probably have to take extreme measures and hot-glue the seam.  So I'll be making better, more detailed boots eventually.
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010 07:54:04 PM »

OOOhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh h amazing!  He is PERFECT!!!  *swoon!!*  I've been in love with Link since I was 7 (the ideal brave knight in not-so-shiny-but-supercool-and-earthy armor!) and see absolutely no reason to stop at this point, lol.

You did an incredible job, and the hair looks awesome!  You're so cool! Lucky one your son is!!!  This ROCKS!!

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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2010 08:33:59 PM »

Wow! This is incredible!  Your step son is sooo lucky!!!  So much work and attention to detail.  This totally ROCKS!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2010 02:36:35 AM »

OMG sooo cute, i love it! very very good job.  Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2010 07:10:41 AM »

Thanks so much!  Cheesy   Every time I make a stuffed animal or plushie, (which isn't all that often) I'm ALWAYS surprised at the amount of stuffing that it takes to fill up these guys adequately! 

The only problem I encountered with this one was the fact that I *definitely* wanted his head to stand up on it's own and not be floppy.  Since my stepson is old enough that this isn't dangerous for him, I integrated a chop-stick into Link's neck and put the Fiberfil around it...and it worked out pretty well!  Next time I'll have to study some other construction methods to do it differently. 

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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010 09:29:12 AM »

Ohhh, I just love Link! Love this!
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2010 10:33:46 AM »

This is one of the best things I have ever seen on craftster! I want it desperately! It is better than any store-bought one I have ever seen! Love it!
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2010 10:54:52 AM »

Thanks a bunch!  Grin
I'm rather proud of the eyebrows ... my fancy new sewing maching has a really fine adjustment for zigzag stitches, so I started really small and made the satin-stiching get bigger toward the middle and then smaller for the other end again.  I also did tiny satin-stitching along upper eye and to attach the piece of black felt to the larger white piece (which makes the whites of the eyes).
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2010 03:23:33 PM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
OMG! I freakin LOVE this!!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2010 08:28:03 AM »

Link!  Cheesy I love that, it's so cute!
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