So how do I print a pattern larger or smaller? This is one of my most frequently asked questions, so here’s a quick guide on how to print patterns larger or smaller. You can print any of my patterns on any home printer, regular sized paper. When you click File>Print (or Ctrl+P), you can adjust the percentage desired in these settings. For a plush twice
Video: How to thread joint
In this video, I’ll teach you how to thread joint legs to a body, using my new Pocket Deer pattern :) This a a great technique to use for poseable plush that have legs that are too small for cotter pin or plastic joints. You can make your own miniature deer stuffed animal with my complete sewing pattern and instructions here!
Video: How to sew flat-bottomed plush bodies with tails
In this video featuring my Baby Bird sewing pattern, I’ll teach you how to align a tail into the body seam, and pinning and alignment tricks to getting symmetrical and professional seams. Make your own baby bird plush with my sewing pattern!
Video: Embroider toes & sewing limbs
I made this video for my new Bird plush pattern! There are helpful skills in it for lots of plush. I show how to hand-embroider toes (or paws), how to align pieces, and hand-stitch small limbs onto bodies. My Baby Bird pattern includes 6 videos for how to make your own plushie. Check it out here!
Video: How to make plush – Head gussets
How to pin and sew a head gusset to a head, featuring my Baby Fox pattern!
Videos: How to make plush – pinning curved concave and convex edges
I made some videos explaining how to pin tricky pattern pieces that don’t seem to line up at first. This technique is used in several of my patterns, including the arm/leg seams in my Baby Fox pattern and Lion Cub pattern. I hope my tips and techniques in this video are helpful for you!
How to applique faces on minky
If you don’t have an embroidery machine, you can still make gorgeous eyes on your plush using the applique method on your sewing machine! You can use this technique to easily add cute faces to your Cat Roll plush: Materials needed: Sewing machine, ballpoint/stretch needle, non-fraying fabric such as felt or suede (or use “fray check” on fraying/shredding fabric), tear-away interfacing (I like to use
How to make a rotating plush head
Learn how to make your animal plush have a turning head using plastic safety joints! Materials needed: Safety joint set a bit smaller than the diameter of the neck piece (just subtract seam allowance) – this should be 3 pieces: one stem, one washer, and one connector. If you are using my Chibi Lion pattern, 40-45mm) One plush head and body. The body should have
Plastic and glass eyes secrets
Hey plush artists! In this tutorial, I’ll be going over different kinds of plastic and glass eyes used in plushmaking. Should you use glass or plastic eyes for your project? Plastic eyes + Cheap + Lightweight + Safe for children 3+ – Inconsistent quality (find a good supplier) – Sometimes have different height Glass eyes + Handmade and high quality + Wire loop allows instant
Adding cheek blush to plush faces
Here’s an in-depth tutorial using 2 methods for how to add cute blushing cheeks on your plush faces! Method one: Chalk pastels (or soft pastels) This method is not permanent, and should not be used for plush that are going to be washed. Step 1: Prepare materials Chalk pastels/soft pastels (never use oil!), paper, brush, scrap fabric of the same color of your plush. Step
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