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Yoshi is my favorite game character and since I didn't have any Yoshi stuffed animals yet I thought why not make one...and since I was going to make one, why not make him huge!
 
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Step 1: Making the Pattern

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I started out by buying a small Yoshi stuffed animal so that I could take him apart and create my pattern. (Don't worry, I sewed him back together at the end)

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

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Supplies Needed:

Tools:
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Scissors or Paper Trimmer

Materials:
  • 79 pieces of 81/2" x 11" paper (2 pages are reference templates)
  • Tape
*Just updated with the printable pattern, I've included the giant version as well as the original small version : ) have fun! Also, the giant version may take a few minutes to load due to the size.*

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. 

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over all how much does this project cost?

I believe in total I paid about $130 for everything : )

field50017 days ago

Awesome!!

mactothefuture (author)  field50016 days ago

Thanks!! : )

This is incredible! I am attempting to make a yoshi costume (using a hoodie) and was looking for something visual to make his nose and eyes. I have 0 skills. I'm still going to give it a try!

mactothefuture (author)  beens.thebeen1 month ago

Thanks so much!! That sounds awesome you should definitely Do It! No one has 0 skills lol! : ) I'd love to see your project when your done! Here is a link to another instructable that is actually a Yoshi hoodie so this might help:

http://www.instructables.com/id/YOSHI-HOODI/

Good luck!! : )

Noelia Tumba4 months ago

Thanks for sharing your
pattern, I really love your Yoshis, please make me one, I will pay you. To be
honest I would like the all pieces together without sandbag and stuffing, just
the Sewn Yoshi body, this is my email: noemar_1778@hotmail.com.

I´ll wait for your
answer.

Have a good day! :D

Noelia Tumba4 months ago

Thanks for sharing your
pattern, I really love your Yoshis, please make me one, I will pay you. To be
honest I would like the all pieces together without sandbag and stuffing, just
the Sewn Yoshi body, this is my email: noemar_1778@hotmail.com.

I´ll wait for your
answer.

Have a good day! :D

Noelia Tumba4 months ago

Thanks for sharing your
pattern, I really love your Yoshis, please make me one, I will pay you. To be
honest I would like the all pieces together without sandbag and stuffing, just
the Sewn Yoshi body, this is my email: noemar_1778@hotmail.com.

I´ll wait for your
answer.

Have a good day! :D

Noelia Tumba4 months ago

Thanks for sharing your pattern, I really love your Yoshis, please make
me one, I will pay you. To be honest I would like the all pieces together
without sandbag and stuffing,
just the Sewn Yoshi body, this is my email: noemar_1778@hotmail.com.

I´ll wait for your
answer.

have a good day. :D

AARENAARON5 months ago

Its Giant...bUt its very Cute

persia1116 months ago

OMG!!! That's amazing!!! I could never make that, but you definitely seem capable-it looks like it was bought from a store! If you buy normal sized dolls for about $25, you could sell that for $100!!! Wait, I meant 10, so I could get one first, then you can increase the price! xD What price would you actually be thinking to sell them for?

jerome11476 months ago

lets trade: i'll give you my yoshi for that yoshi lets trade at the new castle famers market. in the afternoon

Stumander6 months ago

Would this work for a costume?

mactothefuture (author)  Stumander6 months ago

I think you could use it as base but you would need to adjust the length of pieces like the arms and legs depending on your size

bajablue7 months ago

Darling!!!

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wbannister7 months ago
make me one and I will pay you!
OMG, amazing work on those Yoshis!!! You instructable is so detailed, yet so clear and easy to understand! :)

Your sewing skills are EPIC!
truliwicked7 months ago

OMG!!! This would be a great project to do. Thanks for sharing.

Tanzer267 months ago

What about stuffing him the styro beads, like you can purchase for a 'bean bag' chair? Incredible job all round.

mactothefuture (author)  Tanzer267 months ago

I think that would definitely work, the original Yoshi I took apart had a little bean bag in his belly. Would be fun to try! : )

At Liberty7 months ago

Unbelievably generous of you to share the pattern you made. Thank you SO much!

hunter9997 months ago

Very, very neat! Projects like these are why I love 'Ibles and deserve a lot more recognition. Thanks for sharing :-)

Thank you so much for putting up the pattern! I can;'t wait to get the fabrics and make one :D

mactothefuture (author)  emilyvanleemput7 months ago

No problem, happy to share it! Good luck with your Yoshi!! : ) (it was fun watching him come to life!)

casperanna7 months ago
That is really cool. I like the idea of sandbags to stuff him. If you used stuffing that would be alotttt!!!!!
Hopei can try it without failing. Ha ha! =D
hometownbetty7 months ago

Thank you for sharing your pattern. Wow, I hope it comes out as nicely as yours...

mactothefuture (author)  hometownbetty7 months ago
No problem! Glad to share it! And yours will come out great!! : )
jespinoza67 months ago
final measurements?
mactothefuture (author)  jespinoza67 months ago

Just measured him, he sits about 43" tall and the measurement around his head is about 88" hope this helps : )

jespinoza67 months ago
do you have a file for the final meaus
BayRatt7 months ago

That's AWESOME!!!

Why is he blue ? Yoshi is green.

All kind of colors actually! As shown on the image and in the sentence :D

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Oh, it's one of Yoshi's babies, not Yoshi himself. Didn't catch that before.
hometownbetty7 months ago

Wow, this is so awesome! I'm going to show my kids your amazing work!

BTW, if you do share your pattern, I would love to try this for my kids!

mactothefuture (author)  hometownbetty7 months ago

Will do : ) I just need to adjust a few things and will upload it shortly! Glad you enjoyed it!

Mielameri7 months ago
So cleverly done! Amazing end result
MonkiMan7 months ago

omg i wish i had the skill to make one of those

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