Sunday, January 15, 2012
Chain Chomp plush
I love video games. Back in October, I followed a tutorial here and made a very cute Boo plush.
See? I told you! Cute, right?
I have never made a pattern of my own before and had no idea where to start, so I just used what I already had. The Boo pattern. I was pretty sure that if I used her pieces, but cut four of the plain ones instead of two (because Chain Chomps don't have tails) I would end up with a ball shape.
So that is what I tried. I cut four out of black (yes, it really is black) felt.
Sewed two together along one side, then the other two together along one side, then sewed the two half-circles I just made together. Leaving a gap for turning of course. I know felt does not fray and doesn't need to be cut with pinking shears, but they are new and I wanted to use them!
Here is my method for remembering to leave a gap for turning. I hope I am not the only person who has happily sewed a piece completely closed before...
My trick is to put a whole bunch of pins in the area tha I am leaving opened. It is a good visual reminder because you just can't miss all those pins and continue to sew your piece shut.
Then I turned it, stuffed it and sewed it shut. After that I ran the lint brush over it to clean all the stuffing scraps off of it.
Thank you so much Serena for posting your Boo! I never would have been able to make this without you! Pin It