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making plushies

Post by AdrienneO » Wed Sep 29, 2004 5:25 pm

I need to make a plushie as an accessory to one of my costumes.

I think I'm ok on drafting the pattern, I just want a suggestion on what kind of fabric to use.

Most fan-made plushies I've seen are made of felt, but I'm not crazy about the texture of felt, so I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions. Tips are welcome.

Thank you. <3

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Post by Shinigami-X » Wed Sep 29, 2004 5:36 pm

If you don't like the feel of that material, try using expensive silk. XD

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Post by Laura92 » Wed Sep 29, 2004 6:27 pm

try cotton. Cheap. Abundant. Variety. It works.
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Post by Tia » Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:27 pm

Yeah. I think some good cotton would work for the large pieces and for smaller ones you could use broadcloth. I know, I know, it's broadcloth. But it's good for some things, you know. What specific plushie are you trying to make?
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Post by janmurphy » Wed Sep 29, 2004 11:22 pm

Check the section with cloth for making things for babies. There's usually really good stuff for plusies there. Like the knit fabrics, the really tight ones, they are great! - Cosplay Resource Site
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Post by Koji » Mon Oct 04, 2004 4:36 pm

What do you exactly wish to make? Is it a furry like character or something more smooth? (If you can think of the little Punyan creature from Loki then it would be smooth! ^^;;)

For a furry animal, you can always go extreme and use fake fur - And make your plushie look really convincing.
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