So you want to buy minkyI get asked this question alot and I promised a guide a while back but I'm just now getting around to making it! Here is a list of websites where you can buy minky fabric for your projects!So you want to buy minky in Personal More Like This
www.beverlys.com - search cuddle 3
www.joann.com - search for Soft n Comfy
www.minkee.com.au - Australia
Land of Oh Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/listing/95419080/1-yard-1-mm-smooth-cuddle-minky-fabric?ref=usr_faveitems
Igloo0203 - http://myworld.ebay.com/igloo0203/&_trksid3984.m1439.l2754 - This seller has a wide color selection and the minky comes in 3mm and 5mm pile! She's located in Korea and shipping usually takes about 2 weeks, or at least that is when my orders arrive.
KYcutters - http://myworld.ebay.com/kycutters/?_trksid4340.l2559 - They sell Benartex Minkee Gelat
So you want to make a ponyI get asked alot of questions on how to make pony plushes. I really don't think I'm the best person to ask since I'm a total noob, but I will try to help! First off, you need a pattern. I don't sell or give out my pattern, but there are plenty of nice ones online! All it takes is a bit of searching but I'm going to make that part easy for you.So you want to make a pony in Personal More Like This
BabyLondonStar's kawaii pony -
The pattern: http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/p1.jpg http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/p2.jpg http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/p3.jpg
The Tutorial: http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/
:iconVoodoo-Tiki:'s pony -
The pattern: http://voodoo-tiki.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4tbodh http://voodoo-tiki.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4tbol7
The Tutorial: ht
Naz's Mini tut #2:Satin stitch/Applique with minkyWas doing some satin stitching and applique on my new machine today and thought I'd take some pics of the process. Here is how I do applique on minky and get tight/neat satin stitching.Naz's Mini tut #2:Satin stitch/Applique with minky in Personal More Like This
I don't use a stabiliser on top of the fabric as it obscures my view. It requires more work but the result is worth it for me.
First, cut out your base piece and your piece to be appliqued on top (in this case a blue stripe onto a yellow tail piece).
Using spray adhesive (or iron on, whatever floats your boat) spray the back of the top piece (blue here) and stick it into your base (yellow) where you want it to go. Use the same adhesive to attach cutaway stabiliser onto the back of he base piece where the stitching will go through (I use lots of little scrap pieces from embroidery but as long as it is covered that is fine).
Straight stitch around all the edges of the top piece. Get as close to the edge as you can
Naz's Mini tut #1: How I sew hoovesA quick tutorial on how I sew hooves. A few people have been asking and I thought it might help.Naz's Mini tut #1: How I sew hooves in Personal More Like This
If there are any other small sewing tutorials or topics you'd like me to make a video on let me know, it might even become a regular thing.
I'm sorry I haven't had time to sit down and respond to comments lately, I'll answer them all on Friday when I have my 2 hr train ride. I've been super busy irl.
You want to make plushies? Tips and resources listEdit: added a part about fabric selection before 'where do I start'!You want to make plushies? Tips and resources list in Personal More Like This
Ever since I posted Wolf Link and Midna I've been getting an influx of messages asking me to teach, reveal my secrets, take people under my wing, and so on. The sad thing is I can't spend all that much time one on one with everybody asking me to teach them. So I've decided to put together this massive block of text, relating some of my personal experience in plush making and listing off all my resources at the bottom. This will cover the very basics of plush and pattern making so if you are completely new to plush making this is for you, if you're not and you're just looking for resources skip to the bottom. I hope this will be helpful to someone!
First off, the reality. The big secret. The key to becoming a good plush artist is...
I can already feel the glares and exasperation but hear me out first.
One thing I've noticed with a lot of the messages I got were that a lot of people were scared of screwing up.