Saturday, September 17, 2016

How to applique tutorial and free heart applique pattern

How To Appliqué

heart applique pattern


Applique is a great way to make your plushie look very proffesional! 
Use it for eyes, mouth and other parts. It is not hard to do, you can use any sewing machine! No embroidery machine needed!
You need: a sewing machine, thread, fabric and fusible webbing.

This is how you do it:

Iron the fusible webbing onto the wrong side of your appliqué fabric and allow to cool. Pull off the protective layer from the fusible webbing and draw around your pattern piece onto the fusible-web backed fabric. Cut out the marked shape without seam allowance. Now place the fabric piece, fusible-web side down onto, the right side of the fabric it is to be appliquéd to and iron in place (E).


applique how to sewing machine


2. Iron you application on the fabric and let it cool. You can sew the figure on the fabric with a normal stitch or a Zigzag stitch. If you use a very narrow Zigzag stitch it will give a embroidery effect.  Try the stitches first on a small piece of test fabric. If you don't have a sewing machine then you could use a blanket stitch to sew the applique on by hand.

Give your plushie a proffesional look with this technique. You can find the owl and frog pattern on www.mariskavos.nl. the frog has been made with minky fabric. You can use this technique on every
DIY Fluffies pattern.




free heart applique design








Friday, September 9, 2016

Bird crochet pattern

After making a bird sewing pattern I decided to create a crochet pattern from this bird.
This is an easy project, great for beginners that want to create an bird amigurumi.

If you want to make one yourself, you can buy the pattern here:

Etsy
Craftsy
Ravelry 
bird amigurumi

bird crochet

bird amigurumi crochet






Friday, July 8, 2016

Bird sewing pattern

Sewing this bird was so much fun. When stuffing this birdie, it fills up like a balloon.
It has a nice round shape that makes you want to cuddle her!

If you like birds and sewing, this is the perfect pattern for you.

It is an easy plushie to make. The tutorial is very clear and has many illustrations to makes it even more fun to sew.

The pattern has two bird sizes included: 20 cm/ 8 inch and 30 cm / 8 inch , you can make a smaller bird by printing the pattern in a different size.

You can buy the bird sewing pattern here:

Etsy
Craftsy
Ravelry 

Bird pattern
Bird sewing pattern

Bird toy pattern
Bird plushie pattern

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Penguin amigurumi crochet pattern

Another crochet pattern! My newest amigurumi crochet pattern is a penguin.
It is the same design as my penguin sewing pattern.

I made about 6 penguins untill I was happy with the look. It took some time, but I think it was worth it. Hope you like it! You can use any yarn for this project, I used a 2.5 mm hook and catania yarn. If you use a thicker yarn you will get a larger penguin.

If you want to make one yourself, you can buy the pattern here:

Etsy
Craftsy
Ravelry 

penguin amigurumi crochet pattern
Penguin sewing & crochet pattern

crocheted penguin
Cute crocheted penguin couple

penguin amigurumi
Penguin amigurumi

Monday, January 25, 2016

Whale amigurumi crochet pattern

Last year I started with creating Crochet Amigurumi Patterns from my Sewing Pattern designs.

This is so much fun to do.

What I like about crochet is that you can do it everywhere! A crochet hook is very small and fits in a small bag with same cotton yarn. I bring my crochet work everywhere. You never know when you have a moment to crochet!

I also made a crochet pattern of my most populair sewing pattern, the whale.

Here is a photo of him, what do you think of this crocheted version?

If you want to make one yourself, you can buy the pattern here:

Etsy
Craftsy
Ravelry

whale crochet pattern

whale amigurumi

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Boris the cat crochet pattern

A few years ago I sewed a funny looking cat named Boris.
I decided to make a amigurumi crochet pattern of him to. I used a very furry yarn to get the same furry cat. The yarn is named Schachemayer Brazilia.  
It is quite a challenge to crochet with this yarn, but the result is so much fun!

What do you think of the crocheted version?

You can get the crochet pattern of Boris the cat here:

Etsy
Craftsy



cat amigurumi pattern

cat crochet amigurumi pattern


Friday, December 18, 2015

Raccoon sewing pattern

There is a new DIY Fluffies sewing pattern available.

I designed this raccoon while drawing with my kids. A lot of my plush designs have been made this way. Sometimes one of my sons says "Mom are you drawing plush toys again?!"
He prefers dinosaurs and sharks :)

What do you think of my raccoon sewing pattern?

You can get the pattern here:
DIY Fluffies Etsy shop 
Dawanda shop
Craftsy

raccoon sewing pattern

Raccoon plush pattrn

raccoon softie pattern