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28Dec/094

Nyamo~~ nya nya fuwaaa~ Plushie

Plushie-time again, it is!

This is one of the awaited chrismas present tutorials, a gift we've made for a good friend who happens to like everything thats cat-ish, especially - of course - if it has its origins in otaku-culture, like this:

Nyamo and Miyuki (figure)

Nyamo and Miyuki (figure)

We decided to give a Nyamo (the small catish thingy) a try and make it. As a base we used the well known Poring Plushie pattern, attached ears and tail, cut the right face and swoosh, there it was. But step for step for now...

First take a sheet of Cloth thats quadratic if you fold it in half, so 25x50cm for example, add the markings as shown.

Folded cloth with markings

Folded cloth with markings

Sew along the markings, fold the cloth over and add the markings once again, this time on the folded side, like this:

After sewing fold over again, mark again, go

After sewing fold over again, mark again, go

After cutting off the excess fabric it should look like this:

Cut off the excess edges

Cut off the excess edges

Then we want to cut off a round piece so we can attach a circle which works as a base later:

Mark the bottom cutout

Mark the bottom cutout

You need to measure the base with a flexible measure to know how large your circle has to be (notice saber lily in the background watching the action!)

Pin the bottom to the bottom cutout

Pin the bottom to the bottom cutout

We decided that the tail will be simple sewed from a large piece (27x12cm) of cloth with a double round shape (4cm in heigt) at the end so the end (when sewed together and turned inside out) will look nice and round.

The tail ... mockup

The tail ... mockup

See the markings for the round cutout at the end:

Pin up the tail for sewing

Pin up the tail for sewing

Fill and close the tail now so its ready for attaching.

Tail sewed, mockup (aahhh, don't look at that shape)

Tail sewed, mockup (aahhh, don't look at that shape)

Attach the tail, you'll notice you filled it too much :P.

Fastening the tail to the corpus

Fastening the tail to the corpus

Then the most important part, the Neko-Mimi.... i thought i'd not scan the Shapes and provide them as a pattern cause its so dead-simple, everyone can make it. So you also have a bit more of your own.

Yay, Neko Mimi

Yay, Neko Mimi

They consist of 3 parts each, two "main ear" parts and the "inner pink" which will be hand-sewed onto the sewed-together-and-already-turned-inside-out-main-ears

This is how the pink gets on the Nekomimi

This is how the pink gets on the Nekomimi

Don't make the same mistake as i did...

Don't make the same mistake as i did...

But sew it on there nicely

But sew it on there nicely

XFin

XFin

Yay, the ought to look nice

Yay, the ought to look nice

The face, as always is one of the biggest problem, cause it will determin how cute and nice the plushies look will be when finished, so some experimenting needs to be done, first the eyes, with standard-sparkle....

Cut out eyes, glue the sparkle on the eye-black

Cut out eyes, glue the sparkle on the eye-black

No Hitler-beard for Nyamo...

No Hitler-beard for Nyamo...

Not bad already, the mouth wasn't quite it... also the eyes are not too nice. If you've seen lucky star all that nyamo does is yawning, so a more sleepy face needs to be found...

Better ... not quite

Better ... not quite

Yay, but too ... awake and lively

Yay, but too ... awake and lively

Its not nyamos face in that state, but THAT IS IT! 😛

Better, smiling knee

Better, smiling knee

And sleepy eyes on Nyamo

And sleepy eyes on Nyamo

Only the whiskers are missing

Only the whiskers are missing

And fin, with whiskers!

And yay, with whiskers

And yay, with whiskers

Now, i hope this is a nice idea for everyone who loves making things themselves, and loves lucky star. If you have a dear otaku/nerd whose birthday is coming up, or who you want to give this for chrismas (well, planning early ... a bit) or any other occasion, i think nyamo is a nice idea :P. I hope you enjoyed this tut, and maybe also enjoyed making a Nyamo yourself.

Hope to read you soon again, up for more plushies, tinkering and general nerdism :P.

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  1. Nyamo shure is taking it easy in the 2.0 facial expression version… ~nya

  2. Really interesting. It\’s nice of you taking the time to taking photos of each steps. Final result is cute. 😀 We want to do some cuddling.

  3. hahah! This is adorable! Thanks for sharing! 😀

  4. Awww. This is totally adorable. I might just make one for myself over the summer! Hehe. Thanks for the motivation and tutorial. :3


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