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Topic: tutorial for pointy kitty!?HELP  (Read 2084 times)
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« on: August 23, 2006 10:09:23 PM »

I tried making this http://weewonderfuls.typepad.com/wee_wonderfuls/store/pointykitty.html
And I have no idea what I'm doing!
I don't know how to sew,except for straight lines( but not really) ahaahha Cry
and I've never made anything using a pattern
So If anyone would be so kind as to make a tutorial with pictures or just explain it then please do! Cheesy
I don't even know how to pin things!
Here's what I did:

sewed real terrible and without pinning  Undecided

those are the pieces i cut out(not including the 2 pieces i already sew together),which took forever and i probably did it wrong!! haha

Those are the pieces i sewed together,it doesn't right at all
and another

Thanks : )
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2006 03:49:53 PM »

If it's a pattern you've never used before, pinning is the best place to start- it will let you figure out where everything goes properly, and make it easier to sew straight.

Also, are you machine sewing? Again, hand sewing the first time round will help, or adding extra seam allowance, and then just practicing on scrap fabric doing small turns. I had a lot of trouble when first machine sewing toys, and I was working on my own patterns Tongue
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2006 07:42:05 PM »

I'm just going to try to hand sew it Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2006 07:59:47 AM »

I think you're actually doing it right. It might also be easier when using a pattern for the first time to test it with felt. Felt is very forgiving and hides mistakes well. Always but at least one sheet more than you think you need.
I'm sharing some pictures of a plushie I made in progress to help you understand pinning.

Here is a piece I am cutting out. You'll notice the pins in the fabric. And that with the pins in you can cut closer to the pattern and get your pieces more uniform.

After I cut it out I took the pins out and this is what it looks like.
After I sewed the wing. I turned it right side out and stuffed it. Notice the frayed edges where I stuffed the wings.

Here I pinned the fabric so it's turned under and can sew the edges together. You don't have to do this I jsut find it easier when sewing so you don't get any frayed edges outside of the stiches.

Smiley I hope some of that helped. Also in future if you're unsure which stich to use I recomend using a straight stich. It's a bit easier to turn your fabric that way.
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2006 05:36:45 PM »

aw thanks!
that helps a lot Cheesy
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