Felt Tutorial : Rilakkuma Plushie

Hello Hello ^^

Just a quick tutorial for you guys. Sorry about some of the lighting and the quality of this plushie,, I don’t have a lot of time right now so it doesn’t look as good as it should u__u
This post will be s a Rilakkuma Plushie ! Except it will just be the head part, and he’ll be in a “costume” of some sort.
Basically, you can use WHATEVER colours you want and whatever design you want.
For my original one, I put Rilakkuma in a strawberry hood and this time he’ll just be in this random felt pattern.

Strawberry Rilakkuma

If you’re going to make something like a strawberry that has those extra details, make sure you add them on before you start to construct it. For this one, I had to use black thread and make those little ‘seeds’ on all the pieces of the hood. If you’re going to make an animal, make sure you cut out all the stripes and such.

Oho,, I got my template from here: [link]

So here we go ^^ !

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Materials

Template

I basically printed out two different sizes and chose the bottom ones
You will need a duplicate copy ^^

Materials

Felt:

  • Brown
  • Any other colour you want. (I’m using that apple patterned one because I haven’t used it before)
  • White

Tools:

  • Needle
  • Corresponding thread colour to your ‘hood’ (or any colour you want really,,)
  • Stuffing
  • Glue
  • Pins

Extras:

  • Ribbon (So you can turn it into a keychain. Or any other piece of fabric or jump ring)
  • Half black pearls (If you don’t have this, just cut out two black circles for eyes)
  • Ball chain ( or you can use a keyring + chain )

Felt

Extras

Cutting Templates out

  • Cut out the templates
  • On one, separate the head from the ears
  • On second one, draw a line for where you want the hood to be. (When cutting, if you want it to be symmetrical, fold it in half and follow the side that you drew best)

Shapes

  • Pin the templates to the felt and cut out the shapes
  • Brown Head x 1
  • (Colour of your choice) Head x 1
  • Hood x 1
  • Ears x 4
  • Snout x 1
  • Cut a small strip of ribbon, size is up to you, it doesn’t really matter

Stitching

  • Arrange the layers (outside colour, brown, hood) on top of each other. If you want, you can trim the brown piece a little bit to hide the edges
  • Thread your need and use blanket stitch around until you get to where the ears will be
  • Place the ears in , and use a running stitch to keep them in place.
  • Change back to blanket stitch until you get to where the ribbon will be. Use running stitch it keep it in place
  • Continue to blanket stitch again until you get to the ears where you will use the running stitch.
  • Keep blanket stitching to the end of the ‘hood’
  • At this point, you can stuff the ears if you want, but I just stitched them together using blanket stitch

Completed

  • If you trimmed the brown too much and it doesn’t get stitched together when you do the outline, you may have to use a running stitch to attach it to the head like I did.
  • Take your stuffing, and stuff it in the bottom
  • Close it up by using a blanket stitch
  • Glue on the eyes using the glue (I used PVA, hot glue gun will be more stable though)
  • On the snout, you can either sew on the details or draw it on like me
  • Glue on the snout
  • Add the ball chain

And you’re done !

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So here you go ^^
Honestly, this is really easy, I don’t know why I have so much text hahaha,,

Sorry I haven’t really been able to craft much, I just had three exams (math and chem on the same day ! Oh my life, I think I failed some ..) and I have about two more next week..
Then I won’t be on holiday for another week so yeah, until then, I guess there’ll just be updates here and there.

And look ! Aang and Appa turned into a necklace for shipping  ! ;D

Necklace

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Thanks for reading !

-Cyn

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Felt Tutorial : B.A.P Bunnies [IMAGE HEAVY]

Hello Hello my reader,,

This is the last tutorial for my Easter series ^^,

I remember a few months ago, I was stressing over my clay supplies, and announced that I would be making more felt tutorials…. I lied… I’m sorry,,
After buying my studio sculpey, I suddenly had so much clay to use, and yeah… that’s why it’s just been clay tutorials over and over !

But as you can see from the title, today will be a felt tutorial ! ^^
More precisely, a B.A.P bunny plush tutorial.
Just a note, this is going to be a long long tutorial, and it is VERY time consuming. It depends on how many you are making, but I made all the other members. -Phew-

Too cut down the post, the images that I think are self explanatory will just have one short sentence.

Let’s get started !

Materials

Threads

  • Threads / Template/ Pin cushion / Pencil/ paper/ scissors/ black gel pen/sharpie (ball point won’t work as well as these ones) / Hot glue gun

Felt colours

  • Pink, Green, blue, red, black, yellow felt
Bunny Template
  • Using images as reference, I drew out a template
  • Fold it in half and cut. This way, it will be symmetrical.
Cutting templates
  • You will need to cut out 10 bunny shapes ( that means you’ll be making 5 bunnies in total)
  • To cut, you can either pin it onto the felt and cut around the template (I prefer this method, but this was too time consuming) OR
  • Pin it onto the felt, and using sewing chalk, trace around the bunny.
Bunnies cut out
  • Since I was lazy, I used the chalk method. If you choose to use this method, make sure you cut INSIDE the chalk lines. This is because that is the actual shape of the bunny.
  • Cut out 10 (the chalk method means sometimes, uneven bunnies D;  )
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Now to make the Mask templates
Mask templates
  • On a piece of paper, place the bunny template under it and trace 5 bunnies.
  • Then in the middle of each one, draw a line straight down. ( this will help us find the middle point of the masks)
Mask template 2
  • Again using the reference images, draw on the masks.
  • Cut them out
  • Pin onto felt + cut. Make sure you pin them on the right colours.
Mask 1
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Mask 3
All masks
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Now to add the details
Blue mask details
  • Thread your needle with black.
  • On one side of the blue mask, draw that “block” symbol
  • Start tracing/sewing according to the lines
  • The last image is what it looks like on the other side
Add the details on all the masks.
Pink / red mask
  • If you get lazy, use the black pen.
Green mask
  • Here, I sewed triangular outlines and then filled them in with the pen.
Completed Mask 2
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Eyes
  • Cut 5 pairs of eyes. Long oval shape
  • For one pair, cut the top diagonally, this is for the green bunny.
Completed Mask 3
Glueing on details
  • Glue on all the details ! Be patient and careful because once you mess up, you have to start again ><
  • Draw on the extra lines for the yellow bunny.
Final Pieces
Now, we can finally start sewing ! The time consuming part is finally over !
Sewing masks
  • For each mask, use their corresponding colours for the thread.
  • Use the blanket stick and sew around the bunny
  • After half way, stuff it with stuffing
  • You may want to use a small tool to help push the stuffing to the ears.
  • Once you’re done stuffing it, close up the bunny !
  • Repeat for all the rest.
Other masks
And the bunny does get a little smaller once you fill it. Comparison image:
Comparison image
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B.A.P Bunnies
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Aaaand there we go !
A long post right ?  I’m not going make this any longer so yes. Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for reading !
-Cyn

Happy Easter !

Hellooo my reader ! ^^

Happy Easter !! Today is Easter Sunday in NZ… and I JUST finished my Easter themed creation.
Ohoho,

Here you go !

Easter themed creation

Not your typical Easter theme right ? Haha, it kind of reminds me of digimon…
This creation (the blue one) is a cross between a bunny and an egg ! I wanted to give it a litttle bit more of a personality by giving it a ninja mask, and a cute hair swirl haha,, Do you like ?
Sorry if you don’t… I really didn’t know what to make.

Now, the black bunny next to it is a B.A.P Bunny.
You’re probably wondering what it is right ? Well, B.A.P stands for Best, Absolute, Perfect. It is a name of a Korea boy band, and their mascots are bunnies ^^

It was my friends’ birthday earlier this week and she requests the B.A.P bunny. So I made all of them.

Here are the rest !

B.A.P Bunnies

And ofc, tutorials will be made and posted ^^
If you want to be notified when, just click that follow button,,

Thanks for reading ! I hope you enjoyed it

-Cyn

Felt Tutorial : Pig- Rabbit plush

Hello everyone ;D
Today I will be posting the tutorial on how I made the Pig-Rabbit plush. This measures approximately 17 cm from tip of the ear to the end of it’s paws.

Before I start, I want to apologize for the sizing on the pictures because they are not all the same size like my clay tutorials. The instructions (pictures) are also not as step-by-step because my friend was with me and she thought I was weird taking pictures every 10 minutes TT___TT

Forgive me .. 

Let’s start !

You will need

  • White felt
  • Pink felt
  • Black felt
  • Pins
  • Black thread
  • Pink thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Hot glue gun ( or fabric glue)
  • Pink pastel
  • Fabric of choice ( to make the bows )
  • Stuffing

Pattern : [Link] This is the pattern of the pig bunny made by Deynaian Bloom ^^ It’s just a digital copy of this version of my Pig Bunny . Thank you so much !!

First steps

1. Cut out the pattern and pin to felt. Cut out two of each piece (ears, head, limbs, etc).

2. Sew two lines down the snout of the plush. Try to choose a thread that is darker than the colour of your felt.
– Sew the pink parts onto the ears

3.  Using the blanket stitch, sew the ears together. Remember to stuff it with some stuffing.

Second steps

  • Attach the ears to the head, and use the blanket stitch to sew the two head pieces together. Remember to fill
  • Next, sew all the limbs pieces together + fill
Third steps
  • Attach the limbs to the body and sew it up. Again, make sure you stuff it.
  • Using the ladder stitch, attach the head to the body
  • Use the hot glue gun to stick on the snout
Adding details
  • Use hot glue gun to stick on the eyes
  • Made a bow from your chosen material and stick it on the bunny’s neck and ear.
Completed
  • Use the pink pastel to add some blush marks and you’re done ! :D
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So I hope the instructions were easy enough to understand, and that it made up for the lack of pictures TT__TT
If you read my Getting started for felt post, you’ll know that my scanner is currently broken so I can’t scan the pattern I drew up. Hopefully you’ll know the approximate shapes from the images.
How to:
Ladder stitch ( You have to scroll quite a bit to get to the directions ! )
Thank you so much for reading !

Getting Started : Felt

Hello hello,

Later this week, I’ll actually be making something out of felt, so I thought I’d  start it off with a “Getting started” post. Now, when I say felt, I don’t mean needle felting, I just mean making things out of felt – meaning Plushies . Oh yes.

Basic equipment

  • 1. Felt. Obviously, you’ll need this before you start making ANY craft.
    My friend actually gave me a chunk off her supplies after she came back from HK. I imagine the felt there are also way cheaper than NZ ಠ_ಠ. It looks nice here because I haven’t actually used these yet. I still have a lot of A4 size squares that still need to be used. 
  • 2. Thread. Another obvious one, as it’s used to sew your creation together. You can also use embroidery thread – it definitely looks better because its more thick and outlines your creation better.
  • 3. Needles. Yet another essential. I think it’s pretty self explanatory.
  • 4. Pins. Extremely helpful as it help keeps your creation pieces in place as you sew. Also used to pin the template/patten to the felt so you can cut accurately.
  • 5.These are optional. These are bits and pieces that I use to make my felt creations into keychains.
  • 6. Scissors. Fabric scissors are best, but a pair of nice sharp scissors work well too. Obviously used to cut out your fabric + pattern.

Closer look at equipmentHere is a closer look at the items ^^^

A lot of times, I just draw up my own patterns free hand. I don’t really have any nice books in NZ to cut out templates from. There are a lot on the web, but the really good ones, I find are in the asian felt books where they have the cutest plushies of food or whatever.

Adventure time Fin and Jake plush
Here is an example of what I make out of felt. This is Jake and Finn from Adventure time + papercrafts I printed off from it’s website.
This was for my friend’s secret santa, and I stayed up ALL night making it  T__T.

A lot of the times, I make up things as I go so it does take me a while to really get it right (unless I already have instructions + pattern). Depending on how many different pieces there are on a plushie, the longer it takes. Even the really small ones, phewww (we’re talking hours).  My scanner is broken right now, so for my upcoming tutorials, I don’t know if I can provide the pattern. I will as soon as it is fixed though.

As always, if you have any requests, comments or feedback, leave down below

-Cyn