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Topic: Makar Stuffie (and help please?)  (Read 7048 times)
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« on: May 12, 2008 04:12:53 PM »

Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is one of my favorite games of all time everness, so I decided to make a Makar stuffie!

I used a sandstone felt for his body. You can't see it in the picture, but it gives him a brownish look instead of just plain white. I used green fleece for the leaf and hand embroidered the veins. The black pieces are all felt. He was all handsewn.

Here is a picture of the real Makar, for comparison purposes:

I'm happy with the way Makar turned out, but I'm having a slight problem with the leaf. I used a tiny bit of glue to stick it on, but I can tell that it won't stay. Any ideas?

Thank you for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2008 07:35:25 PM »

that is rad
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008 10:31:44 PM »

You could just whip-stitch it or blanket-stitch the leaf to the body.  Or, you can use iron-on fusible web if you aren't going to play with him too much.  It does loosen sometimes, especially with felt.

Just google whip stitch tutorial or blanket stitch tutorial if you aren't sure of these...  There are some great tuts out there.

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2008 11:35:04 PM »

i would also say that you could tack it in place with a few stitches in the same color thread as the leaf. that's probably the sturdiest way to get it on there. it's too cute, though. i totally agree with you about Windwaker. its one of the best games ever. i'm totally a nintendo girl.

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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2008 11:40:14 PM »

felt glue or hot glue gun!  but use a good amount!

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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008 10:48:15 AM »

Loved that game, and LOVED those creatures!! You did a fantastic job and I don't really have anything new to add regarding keeping the leaf on other than maybe using the veins you already have sewn as a guide to your stitching. Did that even make sense? What I mean is, stitch the leaf on using the same stitch pattern as the veins and using the same thread.

« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008 04:40:00 PM »

I decided I was unhappy with my original leaf, so I made a new one, with more embroidery in different colors. Here it is before I added the face pieces.

And here is the new Makar, with his leaf whipstitched firmly in place (it was a bit more difficult than I expected to make it stay secure).

My webcam pictures always come out wonky. Makar isn't that tilted.  Tongue
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2008 06:19:18 PM »

oh my god oh my god oh my god!

i actually gasped in an effort not to squeal out loud Smiley

it's so cute! great job! 

i'm currently re-playing that game right now. 

again, great job, from one zelda fan to another Smiley

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