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Topic: My plushies won't stand up u__u  (Read 527 times)
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« on: November 18, 2012 08:59:37 PM »

I'm trying to make a Jolteon plushie, but I cannot seem to make the pattern so that he will stand up on his own. I tried this tutorial but around the part where she's putting the underbody together it gets really confusing. I'm looking at her pictures and even though they seem to make sense for her, when I do it, its different. I've tried looking at other patterns and getting ideas from them, observing what makes them work... but in the end, when I try to make my own, it just lays splayed out instead of standing up as I want him to. Any advice, tips, or tricks? I keep having to redo things and it's getting really frustrating, why can't I seem to make it work?
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2012 07:46:39 AM »

I'm going to try to explain, but if it still doesn't make sense we could skype and I'll walk you through it ^^ I think that might be easier.

Basically, each leg is a cone, and you're connecting the cones. You're going to draw your pattern sides and then make a copy. With that copy you're going to cut the legs off where they connect to the body, leaving a small edge. That edge is going to line up with the fold in your fabric. Essentially you're going to cut out two pieces of your pattern with the full body and legs, and you're going to cut out one piece that is just the legs (When you unfold this piece there will be two legs und they will be connected by the underbelly.) Keep the one piece folded in half and lay it between your two sides, lining them up on the legs. Pin your two sets of legs together and sew them together, then turn.

If, after this, your piece won't stand up, you need to make your underbelly tighter. You can do this by cutting down the center (The fold that you kept earlier.) and then sewing them back together. This makes the underbelly smaller, which will hold the legs closer together and keep them up.
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