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!
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
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.
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