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!
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
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
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
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
Here’s a quick thread sculpting tutorial, as featured in my Newborn Fox plushie sewing pattern ~ You can add dimension to the face by using thread to manipulate the shape of the face. I will be thread sculpting (also called needle sculpting) the eye sockets to pull the eyes back into the head a bit. This will give a very natural look to the face.
Here’s a simple tutorial on how to use Photoshop CS2 to make your plushie pictures look much, much nicer :) Adobe offers a free download available here – and here’s a Gizmodo article on it Adjusting Levels To make your picture’s white spots whiter and light spots lighter (in equal levels). Image > Adjustments > Levels Move the tiny slider on the far right (looks
In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a pointy dart smoother if you’ve already sewn and stuffed your plush. In my last tutorial, I covered how to sew darts smoothly by machine so that you achieve a fine curve. You will need a handsewing needle, thread, and scissors. Thread conditioner is helpful! Start your needle at the top of the seam (on