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Topic: Hobbes... yes, from Calvin and Hobbes  (Read 6045 times)
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« on: December 20, 2012 04:49:38 PM »

about a month ago a friend asked if I "could" make a Hobbes for their grandson, who is 35yrs old and a Calvin and Hobbes FREAK.... a bit puzzled at first (why dont you just go buy one, right?..).... The only stuffed Hobbes that are out there are ones that people have made... Not being a HUGE Cavlin and Hobbes fan, I just didnt realize that they have NEVER been made into comercial stuffed figures.....

Challenge ON!!!.... I looked at hundreds maybe thousands of pictures and sat down with my handy dandy sketchbook trying my best to come up with a pattern...after a few hours of drawing and A LOT of hours of sewing...... this is what I came up with...

*** for all of you Hobbes lovers out there (and anyone else) please let me know what you think, I know he isnt "perfect", but hey, I tried  Wink***










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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012 05:18:46 PM »

Wow, amazing!  Almost TOO good!  Is the fabric fleece?  This looks better than if it was commerically manufactured.  You are too much Mindy!  I hope they paid you well!
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012 05:19:44 PM »

OMG LOVE!!!!! He's perfect! I'm so jealous! Great job on him!
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2012 06:15:15 PM »

Wow, amazing!  Almost TOO good!  Is the fabric fleece?  This looks better than if it was commerically manufactured.  You are too much Mindy!  I hope they paid you well!

thanks Leslie!!... it is fleece all lined with interfacing so that it didn't stretch in weird ways..... and YES they paid me very very well... twice what I probably would have charged!! when they asked how much they owed me (hate talking $$ with people) I told them whatever they thought was fair
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2012 06:39:11 PM »

Coming from a Hobbes lover...AWESOME!!! He's so wonderful. I really wish he were mine. Great job!!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2012 08:57:47 PM »

You did a great job on him! He's awesome! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012 09:16:35 PM »

Yay! Hobbes! That 35 year old grandson is one lucky person!

I do understand why the creator of Calvin and Hobbes never wanted his characters turned into a commercial product, but it still makes me utterly happy to see them as stuffies- and your Hobbes is purrfect Grin
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2012 01:33:09 AM »

He's absolutely wonderful! I want to cuddle him!
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2012 02:28:42 AM »

Pshh, what do you mean he isn't perfect? I think he's absolutely fabulous! That is so amazingly well done. Great job!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2012 03:53:56 AM »

He is perfect! You did an amazing job.
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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2012 04:51:39 AM »

All I can say is fantastic!
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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2012 05:07:43 AM »

I don't care what you say - he IS perfect! Great job.  Wanna make another? (just kidding)  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2012 09:06:57 AM »

WOW you did a AWESOME work on him & your design is fantastic!!!  Shocked  What did you use for the stripes? I love him. Fabulous job "onegroovyday"!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2012 05:21:25 PM »

Thanks everyone!!!... cant wait to find out what his new owner thinks about him!

sharalee.. the stripes are fleece, i used wonderunder on the fleece before i cut them out to make it easier and then an Elmer's gluestick to keep it in place while i sewed it on

cmouse01..make another one??... a friend of mine is try to convince me to make another as well as a Calvin and then he will auction them off.... says he can promise me a small fortune.. Wink.. but I dunno.... i think I would have to donate anything over and above the materials and my time to a worthy organization/cause.

birbbones... I LOVE the fact that they have never gone commercial.. it makes seeing the ones that people have designed and made that much more spectacular



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« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2012 10:03:33 PM »

WOW, my two adult sons would love this!!!
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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2012 12:37:47 AM »


cmouse01..make another one??... a friend of mine is try to convince me to make another as well as a Calvin and then he will auction them off.... says he can promise me a small fortune.. Wink.. but I dunno.... i think I would have to donate anything over and above the materials and my time to a worthy organization/cause.

birbbones... I LOVE the fact that they have never gone commercial.. it makes seeing the ones that people have designed and made that much more spectacular


I agree and I think the idea of selling them and then donating the money to charity is wonderful!
After all, Bill Watterson stopped doing the comics, because they just wouldn't let him NOT have commercialized products if he continued and thus the evil mighty companies deprived the world of the continued adventures , which I regret to this day...
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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2012 02:29:06 PM »

i'm having some problems with quick reply???

I looked at the thumbnail and asked myself why did someone post a commercial product??? Inspiration?  This is so detailed and I love it.
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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2012 04:16:57 PM »

I think he is fabulous!  Looks just like him!
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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2012 06:35:08 PM »

Thanks again everyone!!.. you all really know how to make one feel great.. Grin
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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2012 06:37:46 PM »

I love Calvin and Hobbes so much -- and this Hobbes is just perfect! You did a great job!
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« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2012 02:40:14 PM »

what a great job and what a lucky little boy =)
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I love Calvin and Hobbes!! You did a fantastic job on him!! Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2012 04:48:23 AM »

This is wonderful!  Do you think you might ever post/sell the pattern you made up? My whole family LOVES C&H and I would love to make one but do not have the skills to create a pattern.  Fantastic job!
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« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2012 09:56:50 PM »

This is wonderful!  Do you think you might ever post/sell the pattern you made up? My whole family LOVES C&H and I would love to make one but do not have the skills to create a pattern.  Fantastic job!

Thanks for the nice compliments!!... while I was creating my version of Hobbes and goggling a lot of different images I did run across a few patterns that other people have put out there.... not the same as the one I did, but a Hobbes non the less.... I could NEVER sell the pattern i came up with, its not mine to sell or publish, I just happened to figure out how to make a stuffie that looks like Hobbes, the wonderful creation of Bill Watterson....Bill Watterson didn't want Calvin and Hobbes to be commercialized and although I made one, for me to put the pattern I came up with out there for anyone to use just doesn't feel right to me.... I truly hope that you understand...

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« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2013 01:25:19 PM »

He's beautiful, fantastic, and wonderful.  He looks perfect.  I love that you made his scarf too.

I keep meaning to make Calvin and Hobbes things and never get around to it...
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This is wonderful!  Do you think you might ever post/sell the pattern you made up? My whole family LOVES C&H and I would love to make one but do not have the skills to create a pattern.  Fantastic job!

Thanks for the nice compliments!!... while I was creating my version of Hobbes and goggling a lot of different images I did run across a few patterns that other people have put out there.... not the same as the one I did, but a Hobbes non the less.... I could NEVER sell the pattern i came up with, its not mine to sell or publish, I just happened to figure out how to make a stuffie that looks like Hobbes, the wonderful creation of Bill Watterson....Bill Watterson didn't want Calvin and Hobbes to be commercialized and although I made one, for me to put the pattern I came up with out there for anyone to use just doesn't feel right to me.... I truly hope that you understand...


Totally understand.  Disappointed, but I get it.  I might try googling to find the others you found, but as I said, my skills in the stuffed animal department ain't but just so hot, so I have no confidence that I will come up with anything nearly as amazing as yours!  (Likely wouldn't even with your pattern, but it would be closer!)

Thanks for the response - I know that some people wouldn't even answer the question.  Congrats again on that amazing stuffie, and wish me luck in case I decide to give it a go!  Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2013 12:44:50 PM »

Yay love Hobbes and love this plush! Amazing work on the face and stripes!
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« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2013 04:31:36 PM »

amazing! Great job!
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« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2013 12:42:46 AM »

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« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2013 12:51:51 PM »

I love it, it is adorable and cute, and I think it looks like it popped right off the page and into real life.
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« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2013 08:37:01 AM »

Love! I might just have to make m own Hobbes..
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