Blathers Plushie

BlathersI’ve been playing Animal Crossing New Leaf for the past 3 months. It’s like a drug or something I can’t go a day without playing. lol  I meet Blathers at the museum every time I have something to donate. He is so adorable and I keep thinking he would make a perfect plushie. So that’s what I’m making. This will be a gift for a friend of mine.

I don’t have a pattern or anything and I don’t know how to draft one. So I’m just going at it the best I can. Post will be updated with progress photos!

Sept 10: UPDATE —

Since my initial post I’ve made a ton of progress on Blathers!

First I started with the head. Like I mentioned I can’t draft patterns so I ended up looking up how to sew a round ball. I found a jugglers ball pattern, consisting of 4 triangle pieces. It’s also important, IMO, to have the fabric brush in the same direction after sewn together. I did my best but still screwed up one piece. LOL Oh well. Next I eyeballed the body piece and slip stitched it onto the head after I stuffed them. I stuffed a ton in there! I thought I would end up using the entire bag! ha

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Next I needed tail-feathers. Not to make it too weird, I made a little cape! It’s so adorable. The white stripe came out a little crooked but, eh.

The stomach was made of flannel. Cut and fabric-glued diamonds onto the tan circle and slip-stitched on. It didn’t look very finished so I hand-crocheted brown embroidery floss and sewed it around the belly and diamonds.

That is all I have finished so far. Work has been tiring. My next step will be the wings.

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I need to make another trip to the store for white fabric. First I believe I have everything I need but I always wind up making 50 dozen more trips. lol Here’s hoping this one is the last.

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