Step 1: Making the Pattern
To take the toy apart I just started by snipping one of the seams and pulling out the thread. I didn't cut any of the fabric since I needed everything in tact to create the pattern.
Once I had all of the pieces taken apart, I ironed them flat, pinned them to paper and traced out the shapes. I labeled everything and took a lot of pictures so I would be able to figure out how it went back together.
I tested out my new pattern by making a small yoshi, the same size as the one I bought, and everything went together great :)
Next I scanned my pattern into photoshop, traced it in illustrator so I would have clean lines, and blew it up 600%! I tiled out the pattern so I could print it out and tape it together and the final count was 77pages!
Step 2: Putting the Pattern Together
- Scissors or Paper Trimmer
- 79 pieces of 81/2" x 11" paper (2 pages are reference templates)
Once I had my printable pattern created, the next step was to print it out.
Once the pages are printed, the next step is to tape them together. All the pages are numbered and have matching registration marks so they are easy to align. I taped my pages in sections and cut out pieces as I went along so I didn't have such a huge piece of paper to work with.