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Luиαrglοω
November 29th, 2006, 06:31 PM
(I don't know if this is in the right forums, seems an appropriate place to me..)

I am planning on making an umbreon plushie. I've never made a plushie before, and I have to sew it by hand due to broken sewing machine. Basically all I've ever sewed before is little bags and stuff...so I guess I need some tips, like, how to get it to stand, how to do the rings etc. I already know what kind of material and stuff that I want. I just need to know the technical stuff. I was thinking of making the head be four peices, but I don't know how the legs are gonna attach to the body, and the ears to the head. ..I need help D:

Lavabyle
November 30th, 2006, 02:37 PM
^ Lol everyone's silent, cus they have no idea when it comes to sewing.

Well, do you have the pieces to sew together? If so, will it be sitting down? or standing on 4 legs? As for the rings, if its by hand embroidering it would be hard to do, and a decal would be easier to use. Just cut out a ring from fine fabric and sew it on would be my bet.

Barboach
November 30th, 2006, 02:53 PM
Or you could do it the easy way, buy a new sewing machine. <.<

Luиαrglοω
November 30th, 2006, 03:11 PM
Don't have the money for that, sorry ;.;
I want it standing up, but I do still want it to be somewhat plushy (huggable<3! :o) and not completely stiff, except maybe for the legs.
I haven't got the fabic yet, cause we're snowed in and walmart is like 10 miles away, which is way too far to walk in freezing weather xD But I am done making the head and ears/tail patterns, that is unless I need to change them, and I have a good idea what fabric I'm gonna get.

Lavabyle
November 30th, 2006, 03:14 PM
then i suggest stuffin the legs with any heavier fabric than cotton, maybe cut up a towel and stuff it in, or something else =)

Luиαrglοω
November 30th, 2006, 03:17 PM
then i suggest stuffin the legs with any heavier fabric than cotton, maybe cut up a towel and stuff it in, or something else =)
Yeah, my mom said old socks. xD

Lavabyle
November 30th, 2006, 03:32 PM
^ Well, there ya go xD, If that doesn't work another suggestion of mine is to put some weight in the center, anything really, and just surround it with a lot of cotton, so you wouldn't feel the weight in the middle anyway, making it plushy, yet allowing it to stand on its own =)

Luиαrglοω
November 30th, 2006, 03:38 PM
^ Well, there ya go xD, If that doesn't work another suggestion of mine is to put some weight in the center, anything really, and just surround it with a lot of cotton, so you wouldn't feel the weight in the middle anyway, making it plushy, yet allowing it to stand on its own =)

Good idea, I might do that...but before I can even get there, how will I attach the legs onto the body without getting those icky-looking edges? D:

Lavabyle
November 30th, 2006, 03:41 PM
^I forget how its done, but there's a stitch where it hides under the fabric by curling under when you pull, rather than on the outside.....hmm....I'll be sure to tell you if i remember the name of it >.<

iCE CUBE
December 7th, 2006, 12:29 PM
why dont you just buy one? im sure there would be one on ebay