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Topic: Dinosaur! Or, my first stuffie pattern.  (Read 838 times)
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« on: January 28, 2012 04:51:54 PM »

A couple of weeks ago I had wrist surgery. I was in despair since I couldn't knit without pain and my hands were itching to make something. I'm fairly new at making stuffed animals but I got a wild hair to see if I could make my son a dinosaur toy. The only problem was I didn't like what I was finding online since most of them weren't as simple and fast to make sounding. I wanted to make it 3D with four legs and so, the dinosaur pattern was born. I had no idea how to make my own. This page: http://whileshenaps.typepad.com/whileshenaps/2011/01/elements-of-soft-toy-design-underbodies.html was so very helpful.

Made from red and blue felt, here's my son's dinosaur!

It's pretty neat, I think. Cheesy

The gusset that when I make another one will be a bit bigger since he was kind of narrow.


The best part (and the whole reason I had to make a gusset) was this. He stands on his own!

I had a lot of fun learning how to make my own pattern here. My son knew exactly what it was and hearing him go RAWR at it made it completely worth the pain it caused to make. (Pinning is hard!) Haha.

« Last Edit: January 28, 2012 04:54:17 PM by Strangebee » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2012 07:55:58 PM »

Wow! It looks really sweet, and it's so awesome he can stand on his own! I would have never expected that.
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2012 07:57:54 PM »

Thanks! The standing was unexpected though hoped for. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012 12:25:21 PM »

Ok, I'll admit it. I totally squeed when I saw him standing. He's fantastic! How old is your little dinosaur-wrangler? Also, hope that wrist heals nice and quickly for you.

« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012 01:49:34 PM »

I believe I squeed when he stood up as well. Cheesy My little monster is 15 months now, haha. Thank you! (My wrist is slowly getting there but behaving better now with crafting than it had been. Cheesy)
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