So I got a new sewing machine the other day (well, new to me x_x) and I really wanted to make something to kind of test it out.
I had an idea a while back about animals that were sort of onigiri-shaped. The sketch my boyfriend and I liked best was the peacock, so I made that one today. Definitely a challenge for me since I've never really made anything with a sewing machine before... and certainly not plush toys.
However, here is the finished product:
This is also my first time using safety eyes... I learned that I should wait until he's pretty much all sewn to put the eyes on. I jumped the gun and put them on in the beginning, but they were too close to the edge of his face, so the sewing pedal moved and the edges of him are all wonky now.
He stands up! To a height of about 3 inches... The feathers add a couple more, though, so he can get on rides at the amusement parks.
I love the sequins on his feathers. Big green sequin, small gold sequin, and then a dark blue seed bead.
The first picture is probably the truest-to-life colors.
I definitely learned a lot about making things with my sewing machine. And a lot about plush toys... Harder than I thought it was going to be, but he's super cute, so I'm happy.