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Taters Pony Plushy! (COMPLETED! He's finished!!: 4/20)

Post by Derpy Hooves on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:17 pm

I've thought about making a plush of my OC for a while but never actually decided to do it.

I finally finished scaling the pattern that was in EQD While back, printed it out on 20 sheets of printer paper and I bought some Blue FURRY fabric!

So this is what Taters Pony looks like:


And this is what I have so far:


I plan to use Yarn for his hair, and the eyes will be just some scrap Off white fabric with the irises ironed on with plain iron on paper. I've honestly never sewn anything near this caliber before, so it will be a challenge. But I know I'll love him even if he turns out a little "special" looking.


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Re: Taters Pony Plushy! (COMPLETED! He's finished!!: 4/20)

Post by Scootaloo on Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:47 pm

That looks so great so far! I think he'll turn out well! Is that minky fabric?

By the way, would you mind sharing the pattern link from ED? If not, that's cool too c:
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Post by Moonlight on Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:45 pm

Lookin forward to seeing how this turns out - good luck dude!

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Re: Taters Pony Plushy! (COMPLETED! He's finished!!: 4/20)

Post by Derpy Hooves on Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:09 pm

Here is the link:
http://meliadhor.deviantart.com/art/MLP-FiM-like-Plushie-MARE-210881718

And it is not minky, which is just cuddle fleece (extra soft piles on the fleece), my derpy that I had made by an artist in England is minky. This fabric is actually Blue Faux Fur, it's really soft and I made sure that on all the pieces except one of the two "belly" pieces that the fur goes in the same direction (like petting a dog the fur only goes one way), I made one belly peice do opposite simply because it saved me fabric and since its "inside" it's not too bad.


I actually (quickly and badly) rendered a black-on-white *printable* version of the pattern so I'll post a link to that later, and since the pattern is for a very small pony (printed on regular A4 paper it makes a 12cm pony) I used a program called Posterazor to enlarge it to this size, which when finished will be about the size of the Twilight Sparkle plushes they sell at Target.

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Post by Derpy Hooves on Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:16 pm

SO!
I have learned that this sewing thing is damn easier than I thought. I'm not saying I'm good (If you saw my stitching you would notice that even with the machine im uneven as hell) but this pony has come together very, very well and I definitely encourage other people to try this someday.

So here is a picture of his body:


and his head looks like this, except now he has ears.



HERE IS WHAT I HAVE LEARNED SEW FAR:
1: Thick fur is not a very good fabric to make your first sewing project with, especially if you plan on doing it one shot like me
2: Thick fur is also not very good to use with a cheap sewing machine, the presser foot on the machine i have to use doesnt adjust at all, and if the foot is down, the fabric is held too tightly to move with the machine, so i have to keep the presser foot UP and move the fabric myself (which im getting better at.)
3: This pattern was definitely made for hand sewing, and did not have instructions, so i needed to come up with my own way's to do what i've done so far. The biggest problem was that the ears were made to be sewn on afterward, i didnt want to do this, so I opened the seam where the ears would go, and put the already assembled ears in there, and resewed the seam back up, it turned out quite will actually
4: sewing is quite relaxing, besides the fact that i may be stabbed by a fast moving needle, and i need to be careful to keep the seam straight, running the machine is quite easy
5: it's sew much fun to make tailoring puns, they leave me in stitches but i sometimes feel like a knit-wit

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Re: Taters Pony Plushy! (COMPLETED! He's finished!!: 4/20)

Post by Guest on Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:24 pm

Can't believe I'm saying this.... but good job I like it!

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Post by Scootaloo on Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:36 pm

It's gunna be so cuddly after it's done :3
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Re: Taters Pony Plushy! (COMPLETED! He's finished!!: 4/20)

Post by Derpy Hooves on Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:54 am

UPDATE!!!**!!*!*!!!*!

He's nearing completion, and he's WAAAAAYYYYY FUCKING BIGGER THAN I EXPECTED!!!!
Here is a picture, his hair is sewn on but not final yet, his tail isn't on and he is being held closed by safety pins at the moment.


He is around 2 and a quarter feet tall, way more than I planned. All I have to do us apply his tail, hand sew him up, and then apply his face, cutie mark and horn!(I still haven't figured out the horn yet, I'm working on it, if anyone has any tips or a link, maybe the newer user that makes plushes? They are definitely encouraged)

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Re: Taters Pony Plushy! (COMPLETED! He's finished!!: 4/20)

Post by bigmikem2000 on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:05 am

Nice ( if its big you can cuddle with it lol) btw nice peanut butter
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Re: Taters Pony Plushy! (COMPLETED! He's finished!!: 4/20)

Post by aruigus808 on Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:38 am

Very nice! I'd reaaaally love to make a plushie myself but I have no real idea how to do so :P

But I can't wait to see this when it's done :D Are you going to sell this? Or is this for yourself?
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Post by Moonlight on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:36 pm

This is looking amazing so far! Now I really freaking need a plush >.<

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Post by Formis_Fluttergod on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:41 pm

That. Looks. Absolutely. Amazing.
Damn, now I want my own Fluttershy plushie as good as this one really badly. Scootaloo
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Re: Taters Pony Plushy! (COMPLETED! He's finished!!: 4/20)

Post by Scootaloo on Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:00 pm

You should start your own plushie business! ^^
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HE'S DONE!!!!

Post by Derpy Hooves on Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:49 pm

HE'S FINALLY FINISHED!!!

here he is from the side (before his horn was attached, so you can see his cutie mark)


And here he is 100% done!


One gripe: while sewing his horn on I didn't pin it because I was kind of rushing, so it ended up about 1/8 of an inch off center, oh well his hair hides it well.

He has a long, skinny plastic bottle in his neck for support, he's still ├╝ber cuddly!!!
I somewhat overstuffed him, so he's a bit dense, which I prefer to floppy.

Also, I gave up on Iron on transfer eyes, the transfers cost a bit much, so I went with felt on fleece.

He doesn't stand or sit up, just sprawls like that, haha he's just too big for that.

This is of course my own, not for sale, since it's my own OC I don't see why anyone would want it anyway.


And for y'all saying "I don't now how to make them"
THIS THREAD SHALL BE A LESSON! YOU CAN DO IT DAMNIT!!!

I have never, ever done anything like this, and I also haven't sewn since CASH home ec 4 years ago, where I just made a hat....
So this entire project was done with no experience whatsoever, with a tough fabric and Using yarn, which I had no idea how to sew with, but I figured out a way with no instructions!

Also, in total, he took me 5 days, from printing the 20 pages of pattern on sunday to tonight! In all the supplies cost me $35, not including the sewing machine I had available.


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Re: Taters Pony Plushy! (COMPLETED! He's finished!!: 4/20)

Post by bigmikem2000 on Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:52 pm

nice
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Post by Scootaloo on Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:56 pm

That looks SO awesome!! :O I'm jealous now.
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Re: Taters Pony Plushy! (COMPLETED! He's finished!!: 4/20)

Post by aruigus808 on Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:08 am

Alrighty, you have now convinced me to do a plushy myself...just have to wait until I'm done with the hundreds of other projects that I have lined up...I try to do too many things at once Shy

But back on topic, it looks VERY good! My only real complaint is that the yarn for hair looks a bit funny, but that's just my opinion :P
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Re: Taters Pony Plushy! (COMPLETED! He's finished!!: 4/20)

Post by Derpy Hooves on Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:01 am

I can honestly say I've never liked yarn for hair on plushes, but it was done here for simplicity (I don't have to pattern and Sew hair on) and budget, because $3 of budget yarn from Walmart beats $10 of fabric plus the right color thread for it and such.


That sad, I obviously love the way he turned out, waaaayyy better than I had hoped. (also way bigger, the fabric must have stretched while stuffing it?)

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Re: Taters Pony Plushy! (COMPLETED! He's finished!!: 4/20)

Post by Moonlight on Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:58 pm

looks great :D I really freaking want a plush now >.<

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Post by Derpy Hooves on Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:11 pm

Moonlight wrote:looks great :D I really freaking want a plush now >.<
I mean, I guess I COULD consider making and selling one, the person that made the pattern I linked to said its fine as long as I give the link to the pattern and say they could do it themselves (which I did)

But if you wanted to purchase one from me I probably wouldn't be cheap, I can't be sure but for one this size is probably go around $70-$80 ($40 for supplies, the rest for the large amount of work.)

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Post by bigmikem2000 on Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:14 pm

i would by one at least for 20 (because im low on cash >.<) if not more
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Post by Moonlight on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:27 pm

That big... A little too big for my taste haha besides I have no money. If I did I'd gladly buy one from you, probably request it be on a smaller scale though. Personal preference haha. I digress. I need moneys before I can has plushy.

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Post by Apple Crumble on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:39 pm

You really outdone yourself this time Derpy :3. It looks so HUGGABLE D:
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