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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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Free Pattern Friday! Narwhal Plush

Hi everyone! I got a couple of requests for this pattern, but more than anything I just wanted to make it so my Dolphin Plush could have a little friend ❤


A little palm-sized narwhal!

There’s something so special about having a whole multi-colored set of them 😀 And because they’re so tiny and made with so little fabric, they’re perfect for using up scraps – that’s definitely what I did! At an adorable palm size, you can hide them in all the little nooks and crannies in your house ❤
Much like the dolphin, I gave this pattern a 2/10 stars. It would be perfect for a sewist that’s only made a few plushies before. And if you left off the spiral horn and made it into a regular whale it’s even easier!
I hope you guys like it!


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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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Free Pattern Friday! Night Fury Plush

Well, you guys asked I did my best to deliver! I got a huge demand for a Toothless pattern after releasing the Totoro plush pattern, so I thought I’d give it a go. Hopefully I didn’t disappoint 🙂

I saw some awesome free Toothless patterns already available, so I wanted to see if I could contribute something different but still cute to the mix.
Unlike some of the already existing patterns, it’s not 100% realistic to the proportions in the show, that way it looks a little more baby-like and cuter. It’s got a flat, floppy body much like my bat plush, but still has all of the major details that make Toothless what he is 🙂 Lots of spikes along the head and body, and of course the red tail fin with Viking skull motif.
I must admit there was something really comforting about hugging it because it had so many things to grab onto, haha.

I gave it a 5/10 in difficulty because of all of the tiny details involved as well as the curves sewn in making the body. So it takes quite a bit of time to put together but I really felt it was worth it when it was all done. As you can see I made a dark blue version so you’ll be able to see what’s going on in the step by step instructions instead of a big black hole 🙂 Shall we call this new dragon a ‘Twilight Fury’?
But I think the new color also shows how you can use the pattern to make different kinds of dragons as well. For instance I think its shape and silhouette would make a cute charmander or charizard.


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Infographic: Satin Stitch Applique

It’s infographic time again! I feel like a lot of my topics have been leading up to this one, since it is a slightly more advanced technique. Satin stitching is one of those techniques that is mostly about practice. Once you’re sure your machine can do the stitch, you just need to get used to the feel of it in your hands and you’ll get better. So don’t feel too upset if it’s not perfect the first time.
I personally love it a lot since you can get embroidery machine-quality results while using a regular machine. It’s like regular fusible web applique but taken up a few notches with the addition of stabilizer and some other tweaks to your machine.
If you want to give it a try, I definitely suggest testing it first on scrap fabric. Maybe even try just doing straight lines first to see if your machine can handle it.
I hope this helps some people!


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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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Free Pattern Friday! Mewnicorn Pillow Plush


Today’s pattern isn’t so much a direct response to requests I had been getting, only in that people have been asking for more cats! I can’t blame them, haha ❤
I was toying with the idea of a unicorn cat so I could include another horrible pun 😛
This one is a really simple but big plush so it could double as a pillow if you keep it on your bed or couch. It has a sweet and pretty kitty face with additional accent bangs and tail that give it its unicorn features. Not to mention the fun spiral horn on top. It has tiny little front and back paws to finish off the look.
I gave this a difficulty of 3/10 because of all the tiny details, but if you made a plain kitty I would probably rate it lower. So a pretty simple pattern overall 🙂
I hope you all enjoy it!