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New Product! Cut & Sew Bat Plush

Hey everyone!
Over the last few months I’ve really been getting into Spoonflower – the awesome service where you can get custom-printed fabric. I’ve been using them a lot for custom gifts for friends and family, and I thought I’d try them out to make a custom-printed version of my popular bat plush pattern. This way the fabric itself has a lot of fun details, and the faces are printed right on so it’s super fast to sew up! This is what resulted!

Their custom-printed minky produces really bright and crisp colors, even after washing 🙂 The classic darker colors like the gray and purple still have some white show up in the seams, but it tends to make the finished product look weathered in a cute kind of way. But if that’s not your thing, the lighter pastel ones don’t have that issue at all.

I created 12 different designs — you can check them out by clicking the corresponding thumbnails below. The bats need a fat quarter of minky or fleece to fit all the pieces, but that means if you buy a whole yard you get 4 bats! So you’ll find there are some combination options that let you buy a sampler of 4 bats at once.

The original instructions are changed just slightly to accommodate the fabric, and you can find them here: https://cholyknight.com/bat-plush/. I hope you guys like the options, and of course let me know if you’re interested in any other designs or prints! These were super fun to make and put together ♥


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New Shop Pattern! Cosplay Hoodie

Hi everyone!
This new pattern has been SO long in the works – so I can’t thank everyone enough for your patience! It’s definitely one of my most requested patterns. An animal themed cosplay hoodie!
It’s the hoodie pattern I’ve been using for years to make original and fanart characters for conventions. And with summer and convention season coming up, it seemed like the perfect time to put the finishing touches on it. It’s a really simple and streamlined pattern that’s perfect for making quick changes and customizations to.

I’ve been sewing these hoodies actually for a lot longer than I’ve been making patterns, so I kind of wanted to be sure my skills at instructions were well-secured before launching such a big project. I’ve done dozens of characters, so it was hard to determine what should be included in the pattern. In the end I stuck with the most popular features along with options and tips for using the pattern as the base for your own original characters. The pattern comes with bear ears, cat/fox/wolf ears, extra-long rabbit ears (another fan favorite), and bat or bird wings. There are also options to give it basic wrist cuffs, a contrast bottom band, or thumb hole cuffs. And to finish it off there are tons of applique templates for putting a cute face or fun stripes and spots on your character.

The actual construction of the hoodie also contains help with sewing with knits, zipper installation, hemming, and even how to use a twin needle. There are two options, both a women’s-style fitted hoodie or a unisex/men’s-style relaxed or “boyfriend” hoodie. And what’s great is the sizes range from an adult XS up to 5XL! They need a lot of pages to print out the templates, so I’ve offered the option of buying the patterns pre-printed if you want to skip that step for a few dollars more.
So if you’re interested in making a costume hoodie either of a favorite character or one you made up yourself, this will get you there without a lot of extra work. And the extra ear and wing patterns offer loads of mix-and-match options, not to mention giving you something to work off of if you want to design your own parts.

I sincerely hope you all like how it turned out 🙂 I’ll consider doing more clothing or at least more characters if it goes well!
To celebrate its launch, I’m offering the pattern for 33% off for the first week!
I hope you’ll give it a look!


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New Shop Pattern! Robot Plush


Hi everyone!
I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀

I had been toying around with the idea of a robot plush for some time now, both as a pattern and as finished plushies for sale in my shop. After releasing the Steampunk Chibi characters, however, I knew I had to give it a go! Why? So all the critters could have their own robot sidekicks of course!

What better way to go off on a globe-trotting adventure than with your own little steam-powered automaton? It has a fun chibi shape with a large head, small body, and thin little arms and legs. The pattern also comes with options for adding lots of gear motifs or a top hat so you’re sure to get a really custom looking character. But of course you can also use the pattern to make classic robots too, which are just as fun 🙂
To celebrate its launch, it was free for the first 50 people to download it. But that went by in a flash!
So if you’ve missed the chance, I’ll still be offering it at 50% off for the first week as part of the launch special: https://www.etsy.com/listing/510054018/sale-robot-steampunk-plush-sewing
I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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New Shop Pattern! Kirin Plush

Hi everyone!
I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀

Back when I was doing the legendary creature collection, I had a small handful of people asking for a Kirin (or Qilin). At the time I didn’t know what it was, but I did my research and found so much interesting information! They’re considered much like the Asian version of a Unicorn, as many versions are depicted with one horn and they’re known for being gentle.
I imagined most people also wouldn’t know about the creature, so I was hesitant to add it to the collection. As time went on, I couldn’t get them out of my head, and I knew I had to give it a try regardless of how it was received 🙂 More traditional art depicting kirins have them looking rather horse or ox-like, but more modern takes have them looking more deer/dragon-like, so I went down that route. But just like the original, it has an ox-like tail, a contrasting mane going down the body, and tufts of hair at the feet. And of course a detailed horn you can use singly or in a pair (both versions are common).

To celebrate its launch, I’m offering the pattern for 50% off for the first week!
If you manage to snag a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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New Shop Pattern! Jellyfish Plush

Hello everybody!
I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀

A few months back I introduced an octopus pattern that came with extra parts for several animal variations, and since then I’ve had the nagging idea to do other sea creatures. The first to come to mind was a jellyfish. This one in particular is a slight diversion from the typical looking jellyfish, as it has big flowy ruffles and wide tentacles. It’s more inspired by Clara from the adorable anime Princess Jellyfish. So it is an atypical pattern in that sense, but it was kind of a guilty pleasure for me and I couldn’t help but want to bring it to life 🙂

It was free to the first 50 people to download ♥ So I hope you all enjoy your copies!
But for everyone else I’ll be offering it at 50% off for the first week as part of the launch special. I hope you’ll give it a look!


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MCC Send-off Giveaway Winners!

Hi everyone!
I have the results for the MCC Send-off Giveaway! There were over 1200 entries to the giveaway, so thank you to everyone that entered!
The prize emails were sent out last night, so if you’re one of the winners here, be sure to check your spam folder 😀

The randomly chosen winners were:

In 1st place, who won 5 patterns, was Patricia Doe over at http://mademoiselledoe.com
In 2nd place, who won 4 patterns, was Katherine Evans who is OonaWingedWolf at DeviantArt
In 3rd place, who won 3 patterns, was Echo Dorr
In 4th place, who won 2 patterns, was Lisa Jonte who can be found over at Spoonflower
and lastly in 5th place, who won 1 pattern, was Vanessa Marold

I feel like the contest and giveaway were super successful and I had a ton of fun doing them! I hope you all enjoyed the fun as well 😀 And thanks again to everyone that entered!
So now we’ll finally be back to our regularly scheduled blog posts — including a new free pattern coming up this Friday! ♥


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MCC Send-off Giveaway!

Congrats once again to all of the awesome winners announced yesterday for the contest! I wanted to do one more promotion for the whole MCC Send-off thing to help out the people that said they’d be too busy to participate in the contest, or maybe didn’t feel like they had the skills for it 🙂 I thought it seemed a nice way to finally send off the Monthly Crafting Challenge since it’ll give everyone an equal chance to fill in the last few gaps in their pattern collection ♥
It’s just a simple random giveaway with a pattern prize!

UP FOR GRABS:
For this giveaway, you have 5 chances to win! Five different winners will be selected:

  • First place will be able to choose 5 different patterns from my shop (any price; pattern collections not included)
  • Second place will be able to choose 4 different patterns from my shop (any price; pattern collections not included)
  • Third place will be able to choose 3 different patterns from my shop (any price; pattern collections not included)
  • Fourth place will be able to choose 2 different patterns from my shop (any price; pattern collections not included)
  • And lastly, fifth place will be able to choose 1 pattern from my shop (any price; pattern collections not included)

TO ENTER:
Fill out the form at the bottom of this post and submit! 😀

DEADLINE:
The giveaway will be active from Tuesday, March 7th and the winners will be contacted at 9pm EST on Monday, March 13th

CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE:

  • The winning entrants will be chosen at random from the list of submissions.
  • The winning entrants will be contacted via email about their win (so keep an eye on your email!).
  • The winner will then get to choose which pattern(s) they’d like for their prize.
  • I’ll respond back to the winner (via email) with their selected patterns.

OTHER DETAILS:

  • As a winner, I’ll announce your name and website (if applicable) on this page, so every entrant knows who the final winners were.
  • International entrants are more than welcome to enter!
  • By entering in this contest, you agree to these rules 🙂
  • No purchase is necessary for this giveaway

EDIT!
Thanks to everyone that entered! Submissions are now closed 🙂
You can find who won here: https://cholyknight.com/2017/03/14/mcc-send-off-giveaway-winners/