aw gee, thanks!
I’m assuming you have the pattern.
On the face I used:
1. Cut out your head pieces (duh!)
2. Cut out eye shapes. I found a good size to be about 2 cm from corner to corner, give or take like .5 cm. Too big and they look like my Sufferer’s… haha he’s kinda derpy. His are like 3cm lmao
3. Place them carefully on your center face piece. The fuzz of the grey fabric seemed to hold them well enough. If you want I guess you could also put a piece of doublestick tape to hold it in place, but pinning it is out becuase it’s too small.
Then topstitch them in place with black thread, going as near to the edge of the eye piece as you can, short of just outlining it.
Start at the outer corners and go around the top. It might just be me, but that seemed to work best.
(HARD MODE: Use the following embroidery to cover up the edges of the eye pieces. I gave up on this like 3 grubs in but damn does it look professional.)
**make sure that the direction of the fur goes down the face!**
4. This is where the paper comes in! The rest of the features are embroidered.
Because of the fuzzy nature of the grey fabric, I like to flatten it all really smooth in one direction, and then use the tip of my seam ripper to kind of ‘sketch’ where I’ll put the mouth and eyebrow dots by pushing the fur the wrong direction. Again play with expressions. (I’m not very creative with them haha)
Then I cheat and *very* carefully, very lightly, draw on the top of my fabric with blue sharpie. this made everything so much easier you will not believe.
I think that I am doing something obviously wrong with my machine every time I machine embroider because mine always looks nicer on the inside… but then i can’t see it as well when i’m sewing so i figure eh and it looks well enough. Play with a scrap piece of fabric and get a feel for how your machine does embroidery. Mine has a button that looks like this
and I set the distance between stitches to something really small. My machine is capable of more complex embroidery but I’m awful at it so I stick to the basics. Anyways, you’ll line your machine, paper and fabric like this:
Really the only advice I can give for this is PRACTICE. Practice,and that my eyebrow dots tended to be 10-16 stitches long.
5. Trim your thread leaving 2mm on the outside, then pull the ends to the inside and cut them.
6. Assemble head, sewing the sides of the face first and leaving a stuffing hole in the back. Also I learned to sew it like this:
and then turn it inside out, stuff, and sew up the stuffing hole.
Then sew the head to the body by hand using a ladder stitch and decide what hair to do.
1. Wind yarn around dowel/paintbrush/pencil. Wind yarn around like, seven dowels/paintbrushes/pencils. (reccomended diameter ~1 cm)
2. Run it under hot water somehow or i guess put it in a big bowl of near boiling water
3. Dry with a hairdryer, spray with hairspray, leave overnight
4. Unwind, cut and sew onto scalp along the top seam, string by string. Make sure you do so tightly so it doesn’t slide out.
1. Cut a rectangle 12x6 or 7 cm.
(1.5: Equius, Kanaya, other really straight styles: cut this rectangle to two ~6x6 squares, and sew them together so that you have hair coming down on two sides of a distinct part. Then proceed)
2. Pin it in the middle where the top seam meets the body and again in the middle of the forehead. Basically just keep following around the neck seam and forhead seam until you find the flap bit that is the result of applying a rectangle to a sphere:
3.Then whipstitch the entire edge of the hair.
4. Style it with your fingers and a little hairspray.
Thanks for your nice words anon, I hope this was helpful. I’ve been meaning to contact the creator of the pattern and ask permission to do a full photo or video tutorial, but that will probably take place when I take up sewing again in a month!