I'm not sure where I got the idea into my head, but I've decided I want to try some hand-stitched stuffed animals. So that I would (sorta) know what I was doing, I skimmed the relevant books at the University Village B&N:
- Plush-o-Rama: Curious Creatures for Immature Adults
- Plush You!: Lovable Misfit Toys to Sew and Stuff
- Softies: Simple Instructions for 25 Plush Pals
I've started sewing a plush rotisserie chicken (it's an in-joke gift), from a pattern I drafted from scratch. Google Image Search was helpful in reminding myself about the details of the chicken form. :) It turns out that the pattern pieces need to be significantly larger than I expected, so when I cut out the real fleece pieces I gave the pattern a one-inch margin.
The chicken is coming along nicely!
This post is backdated; it was actually written on January 23, 2008.