Choly Knight

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Free Pattern Friday! Night & Light Fury Chibi Plush Backpack

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Hi everyone!
As you may know, I’ve done some plush backpacks before for sale, but I had a lot of requests for a free version ❤ So I thought it would be a fun challenge to see if I could design a plush backpack that was a good bit simpler, but still looked like a proper stuffed animal. Which brings us to Toothless & Light Fury!
I had developed this really chubby body shape that has barely any neck so it optimizes the storage space 😀 When you get down to it’s just basically a front and back with a lot of extra details sewn between the seams. It doesn’t have quite as much curved sewing or 3D shapes as my paid backpack patterns.

I found that this shape worked really well for Toothless – and since I hadn’t done anything for the last HTTYD movie I went for it! With any luck it might be helpful to those that wanted something a little easier than my paid backpack patterns. It’s still a little difficult for complete beginners, since it’s both a backpack and a plush and it has a lot of pieces. There’s an option for a non-adjustable strap as well as an adjustable one, so if you stick with non-adjustable that will go faster as well. All in all I rated it a 5/10.

The original pattern comes with applique templates, but there are embroidery files as well 😀 The eyes are stitched with applique because they’re so big, and there are little skulls for the tail fin too. Everything fits on 4” x 4” hoops so no one is left out!

If you want to check out some other fun color variations, I made a regular dragon version from Spoonflower fabric ❤ The pieces are available as cut & sew kits – though you still need to provide straps and a zipper. These samples are made from a full yard of fleece, which works well as both the plush material and the inner lining. And Spoonflower is having a free shipping promotion this week too so bonus!

I hope you all enjoy it!

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15 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday! Night & Light Fury Chibi Plush Backpack

  1. Merci beaucoup !!!

  2. merci pour ce partage
    .cette petite créature est superbe
    .elle va pouvoir à l’occasion faire des heureux.
    bonne soirée.
    jocelyne

  3. This pattern is awesome, thank you! I’m going to order on Spoonflower, the site offers on meter or quarter of meter, is one quarter enough for this pattern? it seems huge! Can i get two or four plushes on one meter?

    Best regards,

    Marie (les krapouilles)

  4. Thank you! This is adorable!

  5. So i need to order a yard of fabric right cause i see that they have a fat quarter too?

  6. Merci beaucoup, c’est très gentil d’offrir ces beaux designs.

  7. Love it! Thank you!

  8. You are fantabulous, thank you for these amazing Night and Light Furyes

  9. Hello Choly,
    I just love your designs and did some of the spoonflower ones (Rat, Fox) already by hand sewing (I don’t have a sewing maschine). I got a question concerning the spoonflower design for the backpack: the recommended material is fleece – I want to make them as plushies, not backpack, will the complete design fit on a meter of minky? According to the spoonflower site, the minky fabric is slightly smaler than the fleece one.
    Thanks again for the amazing patterns.

    • Hello!
      The design should kind of work on minky. It will just barely cut off some of the pieces, but not so much that it will be unusable. So if you’re willing to improvise a bit it could work 🙂

  10. WOW!! You have outdone yourself again, Choly Knight! Thank you.

  11. Hi Choly,
    I absolutely love the patterns you make. I only discovered this website 2 months ago and I’ve already made five of the patterns, with more in the works. I was wondering were you buy your minky fabric, do you buy online or in store?

    • Hello! Thank you so much for the kind words! ♥ I’m so glad you’re enjoying the patterns 😀
      To answer your question, I nearly all of my minky from Fabric.com. I use their Shannon Cuddle 3 the most, but their other varieties are good as well 🙂

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