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:
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.
Sew along the markings, fold the cloth over and add the markings once again, this time on the folded side, like this:
After cutting off the excess fabric it should look like this:
Then we want to cut off a round piece so we can attach a circle which works as a base later:
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!)
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.
See the markings for the round cutout at the end:
Fill and close the tail now so its ready for attaching.
Attach the tail, you’ll notice you filled it too much :P.
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.
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
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….
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…
Its not nyamos face in that state, but THAT IS IT! 😛
And fin, 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.