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« on: June 26, 2014 07:42:01 PM »

A bit ago I whipped up a tute for a little hippogriff, and thought I'd share it here, too. It's super simple, and they make great ornaments for all those Harry Potter trees out there.



EDIT: CUT 4 FEET!
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Dark Grey wool felt for body and feathers
Light Grey wool felt for feathers
Golden wool felt for beak and front feet
Embroidery Floss in matching grey and gold
Small black seed beads for eyes
Wool yarn for tail
Wool for stuffing

Trace patterns pieces onto coordinating felt, reversing pieces for opposite side. Place dashed lines of leg pieces on fold of felt.

1. Sew beak to body piece. Repeat for other body piece.
 


2. Fold ear to right side then fold ear slot over, aligning the piece. Sew along straight edge. Repeat on other body piece. This will be the only sewing done on the inside. Forgot to take that pic but you can see here how it's sewn.
 


3. Align body pieces wrong sides together and sew around, leaving an inch open at bottom to stuff. Stuff body firmly (this is where you'll be glad it is wool felt) and sew opening closed.
 


4. Fold rear leg piece in half along fold and beginning at hock, sew around, leaving hoof open. Stuff firmly. Place hoof on bottom of leg opening and sew around. Repeat for other rear leg.
 




5. For front legs you have two options. I chose to cut off a bit of the front leg and sew on a piece of gold felt to replicate the hippogriff's eagle legs. Or you can skip this part and have grey legs. Fold leg in half, sew around, leaving bottom open. Stuff firmly. Sew two foot pieces together. Place foot at bottom of leg opening and sew around. Repeat for other front leg.
 




6.  To sew joints together, thread three strands of embroidery floss (or use button thread) through a needle, so the thread is doubled, and make a knot at end. Take a small stitch on inside of rear leg, catching a bit of stuffing, then pass needle back through knotted thread and pull tight. Pass needle through body. take a small stitch on other rear leg then pass needle back through body. Pinch legs together and pull tight. make a loop around joint of first leg and pass needle through thread, making a knot. Loop and knot a second time. Repeat for front legs.
 










7. To make feathers, cut several feather shapes from your scraps (wool is expensive!) in both dark and light grey. Sew or glue feathers beginning at bottom of neck, and move up toward head. Put 'em wherever you want 'em. Glue ears back, unless you like the way they stick out.
 




8. For wings, I trace the top portion of the wing and cut out a thin band to act as the "wing bone" and glue in place. Cover wings with feathers, using longer feathers at wing tips. Sew wings in place.
 

 


9. Almost there! Wind wool yarn around a credit card, or whatever you have that is the same length as the tail you'd like. Tie a knot around center of wool and cut the other end. Sew tail to body. Sew bead eyes to head, add whatever other features you'd like, then voila! A little hippogriff! Enjoy.

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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014 10:27:36 PM »

Lovely hippogriff and thanks for the great tutorial
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014 10:31:43 PM »

suddenly realised my tree is nothing without a hippogriff of its very own.
thank you for posting such an awesome tute! i cant wait to try this out Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014 04:59:02 AM »

I've already told you, I'm doing this as soon as I can print the pieces Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2014 05:11:02 AM »

Great tutorial!
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2014 06:19:57 AM »

This is so wonderful!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2014 09:53:05 AM »

This is so great! Thanks for the tutorial.
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2014 08:36:59 AM »

Wow, just freaking wow! You rock, pottermouth. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2014 11:01:26 AM »

That is very detailed I want to try this =D
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2014 08:21:33 PM »

I had this now as project of the week, by email.    very nice! Shocked
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