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« on: May 17, 2010 04:35:19 PM »

I bought a bunch of furry and fuzzy fabrics a few months ago and finally decided to make some stuffed monsters with it. Since I don't embroider well unless it's on a flat surface (and if I embroider before I sew it never ends up in the middle), all the monsters have only eyes. Some of the fabric was really slippery and hard to work with and when I sewed it I must not have given it a wide enough seem allowance, since they stretched apart in the middle. Some things to work on and figure out before I try again. The ones that did come out I love and since all of these have homes I'll have to make more just so that I can keep one!

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010 04:56:00 PM »

So freaking cute!  I've been dying to make one of these and don't know where to start!  The boys bathroom is done in a monster theme and I'd like to figure out a way to incorporate the monsters into a curtain...

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2010 05:43:08 PM »

These are adorable! 
One suggestion on working with fur...try cutting the seam allowances short, so you are just sewing through the fabric backing and not all the fur.  That might get rid of your split seams, since the fabrics will be pulled closer together because there isn't as much bulky fur in the way. 

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010 01:45:18 PM »

how cute!! and what a lot of them!

I like to cut away the fur from the seams at an angle so that I can see the fabric better to sew...especially with really really long fur...you just tilt your scissors toward the fur and cut at an angle...it does make sewing so much easier and the seams stronger!

« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010 02:27:18 PM »

Thanks for the tips!

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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2010 03:59:14 PM »

Those are adorable, a rainbow of monsters.

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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2010 09:45:27 PM »

These are just adorable! Great job on them. Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2010 06:48:17 AM »

SO cute!  Just the kind of stuffies my kids would go all whackadoodle over.  I really like the three-eyed purple one!

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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2010 12:01:55 AM »

they're... cool....  Grin Grin many colors....

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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2010 03:02:07 PM »

I adore the purple one in the front.

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