Hey guys! I'm so excited to have finished this muslin of a stuffed animal pattern
Have a crappy 2AM iPod photo!
This is basically my first sewing project since I was 10 or 12 years old. It took me about 2 days of hand-sewing. So ... I'm pretty happy with it
His main attribute is:
For real -- my totally serious, macho, manly cowboy S/O wouldn't let go of him for like 10 minutes when I showed him what I was working on. Why? "HUGS! MINE."
He's about 15 inches high, perfectly sized to hold in your lap and proven ideal for hugging ^.^ (that was my whole process while stuffing him: *hug* "Nope, more here, less there. *hug* Better!")
He's made of cheapie muslin, so cost about $3 in fabric! Since he is a prototype and liable to get trimmed/resewn/experimented with, this is a good thing. It also makes him kinda itchy to hold for long periods Later I will be making them in fleece.
I made him from Simplicity's 9524 "bunny, bear & dog" pattern. The only change I made was to stuff his ears a bit instead of leaving them floppy and flat. This way they are delightfully soft and a bit poofy
I'm gonna make some modifications though! Next time I'll make the teddy bear variation, aaand:
- limbs won't flop outward every chance they get
- ADD A TAIL
- muzzle shape
- paw shape/pads
- machine sewn! (the repair part for my new-to-me sewing machine will be here~)
SO YEAH! I have begun the search and/or creation process of the perfect cuddle toy.
Search function does not avail me... Please tell me I'm not the only one who likes makin stuff!
Oh, and what do you like in a plushie/teddy, good people of ADISC?