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New Shop Pattern! Doll Kigurumi Expansion Pack

Hi everyone!
I’ve got a new doll clothing pattern I’ve added to my shop!

This one has been requested by fans for some time, a kigurumi! That is the Japanese word for a onesie costume made to look like an animal ❤ With it, you can take any of my human doll plush patterns to dress it up like 8 different animals! Including a cat, rabbit/jackalope, fox, bat, unicorn, dragon, shark, and bird. There are tons of ear, tail, wing, and sleeve options so you can mix and match to make different animals too (I bet a T-rex would be super cute!).

If you already have my Chibi Human Doll or Merpeople pattern, then you’re all set to get dressed up! But if not, this costume also works on my free Bat & Cat Girl Doll.
As always, the sewing pattern contains applique templates to make the hood faces by hand or regular sewing machine. But if you want to do embroidery, those files are sold separately. You’ll find there are sweet animal faces for the costume hoods, but also silly anime faces for the humans wearing them! I’ve been wanting to do a pack of anime faces for the longest time, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to unleash them ❤ They're a separate embroidery pack since they're completely optional and not needed to make the costumes.

To celebrate the launch, the new pattern will be 30% off from now through next Wednesday, the 1st. The compatible base patterns will also be 30% off. Meanwhile the embroidery packs will be 50% off, all other dolls and expansion packs will be 20% off, the rest of the shop will be 10% off. I hope you'll give them a look! And if you snagged a copy of the new pattern, I hope you enjoy it!


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Free Pattern Friday! Bat & Cat Girl Doll Plush

Hi everyone!
I’m leaning more on the costume side of the Halloween spirit today! These plush dolls are a much simpler version of the Chibi Human plush dolls from my store. So they have a little more hand sewing and fewer curves, since the version I sell has some complicated bits. It always bothered me that I don’t have a simple doll plush for those that are still starting out, so hopefully this helps some beginners!

In the spirit of Halloween, these cute dolls are in their best bat and cat costumes, complete with animal ear hats and fun printed dresses 😀 So if you have some cute Halloween cotton prints this is the perfect time to bust them out! But since these have the same proportions as my Chibi Human doll plush, you should know they can share clothes with them too! 😉
I rated this one a 4/10 in difficulty since there are some tiny pieces and a good bit of hand sewing, but it’s still much more basic than the paid version. The hat and dress come together especially fast so you can have a whole wardrobe in just a day!

There are applique templates included to make the face and hair, as well as embroidery files too ❤ To applique the hair by embroidery machine you need a 5” x 7” hoop, but for just the face it can fit into a 4” x 4” hoop.
I hope these mischievous little girls can make it into your spooky sewing plans too!

Would you like to see how I designed this pattern? You can support me on Patreon for as little as $1 and get behind-the-scenes details!


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Free Embroidery Update! Halloween Style ♥

Hey everybody!
For Halloween I wanted to go back and make embroidery for some of my older free spooky patterns – particularly the ones that got the most requests. And to round out the group I created some Halloween versions of the Bat Plush as well! I wanted to make sure people with 4” x 4” embroidery hoops were included so I made adjustments in different ways to make it work.
Included are:


• The Witch Kitty from 2017 😀 This one has a diagonal face in order to fit in smaller hoops. And just for fun there are options to stitch stars all over the kitty’s cape and hat too!


The Sugar Skull Kitty from 2016! This one was too large to fit into a 5” x 7” or 4” x 4” hoop, so the pattern has been shrunk down about 30% (the new templates are included in the instructions). This way both the skull and rib cage can fit in a 5” x 7” hoop and just the skull can fit into a 4” x 4” hoop.


• And of course the Bat Plush is back! The original faces for this design could only fit in a 5” x 7” hoop, so to include smaller hoops I shrunk down the pattern about 20% for mini bats! The new templates are included in the embroidery instructions 😀 These bats are about 7” tall instead of the usual 9” and their faces and other details fit within a 4” x 4” hoop diagonally.
The original embroidery instructions and files are now updated to include 4” x 4” versions of the original faces and the new templates too ❤ But for this Halloween add-on you can also make a Pumpkin Jack-o-lantern bat or a Skeleton bat in both the standard and mini size! If you don’t have an embroidery machine, I also have the applique templates for the Halloween Bats here.


I hope you all enjoy these new additions and they stitch out well for you!


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Update! Spooky cut & sew fabrics!

Hey everybody!
For those of you into Spoonflower, I thought I might share this newest update with you! I gave some of my older cut & sew patterns a spooky Halloween treatment! 🙂 I know it’s still super early, but us sewists know that you have to plan really far ahead to get your sewing done, right?

If you’re not familiar with Spoonflower, it’s a great service with offices in North Carolina and Berlin. They custom print on all kinds of fabric. It’s a great resource for making stuffed animals too because you can print your pattern pieces right on the fabric. It’s perfect for beginners because you don’t have to learn about how to buy supplies and fabric or how to transfer markings.




The new additions are:
More owl plushies! Which come in a dark shadowy version, a vampire, candy corn, and pumpkin (my favorite)
More bat plushies! I made up a ghost version, skeleton, and candy corn version. I brought back the zombie from before to be part of the spooky collection, and a new galaxy version took its place!
More Mer-kitties! But this time I made them into haunting sea witches ❤ They’re not classic Halloween themed, but rather have creepy faces and dark, mysterious colors inspired by sea witch illustrations I found. One is even like a lion fish 😀
And my Witch Kitties are a new edition! There’s a set of classic Halloween-themed kitties that have capes with skulls, ghosts, candy corn, and bats. And there’s another set that are themed after Hogwarts classes including Herbology, Astronomy, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Potions.

You can buy them one fat quarter at a time, or buy a whole yard for all 4 of the colors in the collection. The instructions are just slightly different to accommodate the new fabric. You can find all of my cut & sew designs on my Spoonflower page, or a dedicated page here on my site for easier previews 😀
If you try ordering some, I hope you really enjoy it!


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Update! More embroidery files!

Hey everybody!
I’ve gone back and revisited my most popular older patterns to create new embroidery files for them 🙂 I realize they’ve been in demand for quite some time, so I hope you’ll forgive me for taking so long!
I went with my most popular free patterns based on comments and number of downloads, and the pages are now updated to include the file pack.

The new additions are:
• The bat plush of course! Which now includes both a round-eyed face with nose and the lashed-eye face with mouth and fangs. Both faces need at least 5×7 hoops.
• The Totoro plush, which includes both the face and the belly markings — both of which need 5×7 hoops.
• The Haku dragon scarf, which also needs a 5×7 hoop.
• And the Night Fury plush, which includes both the face and the tail design. The face also needs a 5×7 hoop, but the tail design can fit on a 4×4 🙂

I’m slowly but surely working backwards to try and offer embroidery files for what’s in most demand ❤ I’ve had a lot of suggestions for the Owl Plush, Kitty Bean, and Witch Kitty, but please do let me know what you’d like to see in the comments!


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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! Winged Hair Clips

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Lately I’ve gotten a lot of requests both for projects for complete sewing beginners and also for projects that use tiny little scraps of fabric 😀 So today I’ve got a little of both! It’s a super simple and sweet pattern for small plush wings you can use as hair clips. Included are both angel wings and bat wings. They look adorable in dark and pastel colors alike.

I imagine you could also attach a ribbon to them and make them into keychains as well. Needless to say, these are perfect for selling at craft shows and conventions since you can make them with little fabric leftovers. They sew up fast – even by hand – so you can even make them while you’re hanging out at the booth!
Even better, this might even help you put the finishing touches on a Halloween costume you’re working on! Either way, I hope you all enjoy it and it gives some more options to you newbies out there!

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Free Pattern Friday! Bat Plush

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Since it’s still September it’s not quite Halloween season, but I couldn’t help myself! I felt the urge to make a little bat plush and wanted to share the pattern with you 😀
It’s a pretty basic shape with a big head, tiny body, and oversized wings and ears. It’s wonderfully floppy and expressive and very fun to hug. It features several face applique options including lashed eyes, heart shaped nose, fangs, and blush marks. You can mix and match to make your favorite. The wings also have extra top-stitching for some special detail.

It only has four pattern pieces, but placing everything just right is crucial. Not only to be sure the wings and ears are symmetrical, but to be certain the neck is sewn straight as well. If you have no problem taking it carefully during those parts you should be good! I gave it a 3/10 stars in difficulty with all that in mind. I hope you’ll try making one in time for Halloween!

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Bat Hat Giveaway!

Thanks to all of you I now have over 1,000 followers on my website here! In honor of this, I’m holding another giveaway!

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BatHat2The prize for this giveaway is one of my original hat creations, this adorable and fluffy little bat x3 It features cute little ears, a professional satin stitched face, and two long wings that come down the sides. It’s made from polar fleece which is perfectly machine washable, but also air dries quickly if you want to avoid machine drying it and keep it looking new as long as possible. It’s pretty much a one-size-fits-all for adults, as it fits heads between 22”-25” in circumference because it stretches so nicely.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
For this giveaway, I thought I’d try something new. While the randomly chosen winner will get the bat hat, everyone else will also get a prize! I’ve been working hard all month making some more hats and hoodies (like the bat hat here) from the last of my fleece yardage and they’ll be done just in time for the holiday season (stay tuned for an update about that in about a week) 😀 Once the winner of the giveaway reaches me, everyone will be mailed a coupon code to my Etsy store so you’re free to buy a hat at a discount if you didn’t win! ^-^

The fun part is, the coupon code is a mystery that you choose >w< When you sign up for the giveaway below, you’ll be asked to pick what’s behind door number 1, 2, or 3, and depending on what you choose you might receive a coupon for a certain percentage off your total purchase, a certain dollar amount off, or maybe a free gift with purchase – that kind of thing!

Thank you all again for signing up for email updates and getting me to over 1,000 followers! And good luck to all of you that are entering 😀 I hope the winner loves their new hat!

Here are all the details you’ll need to know when entering:
• The giveaway will be active from Monday, November 18th and the winner will be chosen at 10pm EST on Monday, November 25th
• To enter, simply fill out the form found at the bottom of this post
• The winning entrant will be chosen at random from the list of completed forms
• The winning entrant will be contacted via email about their win (so keep an eye on your emails for messages from cholyknight@gmail.com!)
• The winner will have 48 hours to respond to their winning notification before another winner is chosen
• As a winner, you will be expected to divulge your address (or PO Box) to me so the prize can be shipped to you
• As a winner, your name or pseudonym (and website, if given) will be announced on this website as the winner of the prize, so every entrant knows who was the final winner
• By submitting this form, you agree that you’re totally fine with me emailing you a coupon to my store (just this one time, I’m not a spammer!)
• The prize will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail — domestic takes 2-3 business days while international takes 6-10
• International entrants are more than welcome to enter
• To all international entrants: note that you may be required to pick up your package at your local post office or pay customs fees. These rules differ for every country so unfortunately I can’t be held responsible for any extra charges you might be asked to pay.
• By entering in this contest, you agree to these rules 🙂

Edit! 11/25: The giveaway is now over, thank you everyone for entering!
The winner has been contacted as of 10pm tonight, and I’ll make a post about the winner and send out the coupons to everyone else as soon as the chosen person confirms their address 😀


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Freebie Friday! The Battie Treat Bag

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Another Halloween treat for you all! This time it’s directed mostly at the kiddies ^-^ I had some scraps of black twill that I thought would work perfectly for a little treat bag. Lots of different animal options came to mind, but a cute little bat enamored me the most. Now your favorite vampire or witch will be completely set for Halloween!
The bag is just a simple bucket bag style, but the added wings, ears, and appliqué make it perfect for any little vampires or witches out there. Or you could leave off the handle and use it for handing out candy this year 😀

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