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Plush pattern help [Apr. 12th, 2010|04:07 pm]
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Hey there! I'm sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong area or if its not allowed but I wanted to see if anyone could help me.

I really really want to make a plush version of Toothless from DreamWorks "How to Train Your Dragon" but I'm not really sure where to start. I've looked at the paperkraft patterns they have on their website and have been attempting to make my own but so far nothing seems to be working.

I think that maybe I could alter a pattern for a gecko/newt type plush but I can't seem to find any online. (sewing not crocheting/knitting)

any suggestions?

Please and thank you!

[User Picture]From: bladespark
2010-04-12 08:20 pm (UTC)
You could make a paper dummy, that's something I do for a lot of my plushes.

You basically sculpt the shape of the plush from wadded up newspaper taped together. Then you cover it in saran wrap, and then cover it in duct tape. The saran wrap lets you peel the duct tape layer off, and when that's cut up so it lays flat, it's a pattern.

It's not a perfect method, but it works fairly well for getting difficult shapes.
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[User Picture]From: a_starstar
2010-04-12 10:44 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I've never heard of that but it sounds really helpful. Cool!
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[User Picture]From: neeko_rae
2010-04-14 01:26 pm (UTC)
That does sound like a cool idea but I think my mum & dad would frown upon me using their newspaper,tape and saran wrap like that >_< not to mention the fact I don't think id be the best at sculpting with newspaper... and especially the tape

I actually saw someones toothless plush made that way and it came out AMAIZING!!! wish I had the skill and supplies.

Thanks so much though I'll try to figure something out.
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[User Picture]From: krecik
2010-04-15 12:29 am (UTC)
I once made a plush from a papercraft pattern. I cut it out and cut off the little tabs meant for gluing together. Then I just used a small hand stitch to put all the seams together. It worked out perfectly.
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[User Picture]From: noxika
2010-08-14 01:19 pm (UTC)
...this is probably months too late, but there is a complete pattern available on deviantart. :)
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[User Picture]From: neeko_rae
2010-08-16 11:39 pm (UTC)
Hahah Nah, its okay. Late is better than never. I have seen that pattern but went off and somehow made my own. He's clunky and big but he's still good ^_^

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