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« on: June 05, 2012 01:39:48 PM »

I'm trying to come up with a submarine plush/pillow. I can't decide/figure out how to go about this. I figure if I split it into two panels it will look a bit flat. I'm not quite sure how many pieces I should make just for the body alone. Should it be two top halves and a bottom panel like some of the whale patterns I've seen but without the tail? Or should I try to do something like a ball pattern with six different slices? So basically in other people's experience and opinion...

1. How many slices or pattern pieces should the body of the submarine be?
2. Should they be equal sizes or different.
3. If I made it two pieces would enough stuffing making it more perfectly round?

I'm wanting it to look something like this.
http://www.cutelittlefactory.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/yellow-submarine.jpg

I have some experience creating plushies but nothing this three dimensional and I've been mostly crocheting for the past couple years, but I'm determined to get back to work with sewing. Thanks a ton.
And I'm wanting this to be rather large maybe about 12 - 18'' and I'm making it out of fleece.
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012 06:59:01 PM »

http://images.silverseams.com/opensource/spheres/sphere4.gif  This might help you.  I can't remember if it comes out more oval or more round.  She has sphere patterns w/more parts to them.  Hope this helps. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012 09:05:07 AM »

Thank you so much. It helped me get my starting point and then make one that ended up being a prototype that I'll scrap later. My second one is much better. It's the exact shape I wanted, and I'll be sure to show off pics in the finished area of the forum once it's done. All I have left to do is sew on all the little extras like the fins, propeller, periscope and port holes. I'm very excited to finish it and give it away.
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