Pattern Making TipsPattern Making Tips3 years ago in Other More Like This
Hello all, sorry I haven't posted anything in a while, I've had a buttload of homework lately. So the point of this deviation is to help out all those plushie makers that need help with making their patterns.
This is the key to pattern making.
If you can't figure out how to wrap your head around a new pattern, find a plushie that looks similar to what you want to make and look at it really hard for a while. Find all the seam lines and see which corners are where. It possible find any darts and deconstruct the plushie in your mind, putting the whole though process on paper. Once you have each part of the pattern on paper in a general idea, REFINE it.
Keep working on that pattern you have until it starts looking like it would fit together. Remember that a plushie is just an inflatable puzzle.
Then MEASURE the hell out of it. Get all height, length, perimeter, etc.
Go ahead and start working on it then. S
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