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Plushie Instructable Robot - Preview 1.0!! Answered

Here's how far I've gotten with the Robot that I'm making. Patterns are hard, ya'll! You'll see the arm graveyard in the pictures. (Including the one that turned out like a condom - no idea about that one. Very weird.) I went through a lot of different bodies, too, but those aren't nearly as annoying. The last stumbling block is the head - after that it will be smooth sailing! I'm working on that right now. Keep in mind that I'm making these pieces out of felt - it's cheaper for practicing. The actual plushie will be made out of fleece. Yay! And the body will be less angular, too. The shoulders should be more rounded. The ends of the legs and arms will be sewn into the body seams. :D And now... the gallery. Complete with evil kitties that are trying to stall the construction.

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=SMART=
=SMART=

11 years ago

How is it going? are you still on the "rough patch" you talked about?

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

I haven't really had time to work on it in the last couple of days because I've been working lots of overtime. So yeah, still there. Sewing plushies is just so much different than a lot of other things I've been sewing. Quilts, pillows, pincushions, curtains - I can do them all! But a plushie is much more trial and error. :P

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

11 years ago

sooo... how's this project going?

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

I hit a rough patch. I need to rework the pattern for the body. Very frustrating. But I want it to be really good!

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Doctor What
Doctor What

12 years ago

You seem to be obsessed with your cats. That's just what they want you to do. Love them to death, and not notice that they are planning a takeover of earth. Next thing you know, they will be nurses and farm humans for disease experiments.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 12 years ago

Cutest takeover ever! :D :D :D

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

That's not what you will be saying when you're infected with every disease in the universe.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

I would just like you to know that I watched that Doctor Who episode and those cats were the opposite of cute. :)

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 11 years ago

Of course they aren't cute, they're cats!

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

Pfft. You wouldn't happen to be a dog person, would you? :P

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

12 years ago

This helped me a bit.

By the way, I do have a new Instructable. :P

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 11 years ago

what program did you use to make that?

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 11 years ago

I didn't make it-- chooseausernmae did.

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 11 years ago

oh ok

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=SMART=
=SMART=

11 years ago

Looks cool!

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bumpus
bumpus

11 years ago

hmm, felt condoms.... I don't think that they would work very well :P
my cats lay on my computer desk, like they are now

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

12 years ago

Aww, your cats are really cute!

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 12 years ago

They thank you for noticing! They don't do all that grooming for nothing! :D

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

12 years ago

sweet, nice view by the way ;)

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 12 years ago

Haha, yes... lovely view! Thankfully everyone but me has five sets of blinds and they never look outside. I can do as I please. :P

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 12 years ago

on the subject of windows, why is there duct tape along the edge of the frame? or is the window a fire escape?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Probably helps keep the cold out :-)

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 12 years ago

Yep. All of the windows are taped and we still have major drafts. This building is 100+ years old. :P

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, where I live it is a little older than that (the gas stove is out of the middle ages LOL) and the drafts come up from between the floor and walls and everything *sigh*

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 12 years ago

so its not a fire escape? my house used to have draft problems. then my mom got new windows. problem solved

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

In my building that is the Landlords job :-)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

This is great - it's really interesting to see thoughts in progress.

Can't wait for the real deal - make sure you add scans of the patterns so we can all have a go.

Even though, last time I sewed, I accidentally sewed my shirt to my knee.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Even though, last time I sewed, I accidentally sewed my shirt to my knee.

Ouch, I hope you weren't using a sewing machine LOL

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

I know somebody who put their hand through an industrial sewing machine, and the needles snapped off in the bone... >gags<

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

*shiver* that had to hurt. I have, thankfully, never had the experience, but looking at a sewing machine needle, it is easy enough to see how it could be done (if the presser foot was raised, especially).

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 12 years ago

I will, and I'm also going to make another instructable about hand sewing so that the guys here can make one themselves. I have a feeling most of them won't own sewing machines. :P

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

We have a very ancient one at home. The wife doesn't sew much, I have to do my own buttons, pockets, etc. She does an occasional hem.

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 12 years ago

do tell. dare i assume kitewife does the sewing now?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

I was replacing a button, working on my knee, and sewed the shirt to my trousers. I'm not usually ~~sew~~ so bad. It's not perfect, but it works. She does, however, sew all the badges on the three scouting uniforms in the house.

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 12 years ago

there was an episode of the tv show reba like that. shes fixing a tare in her daughters dress before a wedding, and sows the dress to her knee.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 12 years ago

owwy my only bad expierence is in elementary school where they give you dull plastic needles and really tough felt... can you guess what happens next?

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 12 years ago

you stabbed yourself?? or the needle flew from you hand and, as if aimed by a malevolent spirit, struck your teacher in the face? (happened to me with a paper air plane)

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zachninme
zachninme

12 years ago

I love how happy your patterns are! "bottom!" "legs!" ":D" (double underline) "body!"

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 12 years ago

I was just so excited when things actually worked out, haha.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

Things appear to be going well. Remember, he has a flat back!

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah... it would be really hard to achieve that. ;) He's just going to be nicely curved all over!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

A portion of a "card" (blank index card or stiffer ?) could help square it up some, maybe?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

In the picture where one arm looks like a condom, one (to the lower left) also looks suspiciously like a large suppository LOL Your cats seem to enjoy them however. :-) They just wanted to be involved.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 12 years ago

The cats have mauled the suppository one, hahaha. I stuffed it for them and sewed up the ends so they could play with it. :P

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Oh I bet they had fun with that while it lasted :-)

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

12 years ago

going to have little gray buttons for knobs or gray felt/fleece?

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 12 years ago

I couldn't find any nice buttons. Therefore, it will be felt and embroidery at first. :)

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

12 years ago

Yay! Awesome work! I might do this too, like post a preview. :-) Maybe today, hopefully. :-)

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 12 years ago

That would be fancy! I just figured I should post something up so that you guys knew I was actually doing it. :P