Choly Knight

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New Shop Pattern! Steampunk Aviator Cap

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

It’s a little pet project of mine to create as many cute steampunk things as possible, so many years back I designed these classic aviator caps but added animal ears to them. Since then I’ve had a lot of requests to share the pattern, so that day is finally here!
This hat pattern has a classic aviator cap look, but is more optimized for costumers 😀 It’s a little more loose-fitting so it fits more comfortably for wearing all day and is less likely to give you hat hair. It also grabs your attention a lot more with its big chin strap and buckle. So this hat isn’t intended for actual aviation, but it still makes a great statement ❤
You can make it tighter if you choose, since it has sizes for heads from 13” all the way to 25”. So you can also make fleece versions for babies that are both cozy and cute.

The pattern includes templates to make a fox, cat, rabbit, or deer. You can also use the antler template to make a jackalope as well ❤ It works well with fuzzy fabrics like fleece, simple fabrics like twill, or even leather and faux fur! My personal favorite combination is faux suede with a minky lining.
The pattern has some curves that are a little difficult to contend with (especially if you’re not using a stretchy fabric), but overall the pattern doesn’t have a lot of surprises. Installing all the hardware can be tricky if you’re not used to it, but even if you skip it the result still looks pretty great.

For an extra steampunk look, I’ve also designed two embroidery files that can work along with this pattern, but they would be perfect for lots of other projects too. There’s both a set of gears and a bird skull with a creepy Victorian vibe.

To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be 30% off for the first weekend, and the embroidery files will be 50% off! I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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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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New Shop Pattern! Woodland Witches Anthro Dolls

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

I’ve gotten a lot of requests for more dolls, so before I jump into humans I thought I’d try my own version of an Anthropomorphic doll 🙂 It’s similar to the standing animal plush I did previously, but these are little less chibi and have longer limbs and a more clearly defined neck. The shape of the head has a more classic animal shape than the big round heads that I usually do.
Their longer silhouette means they look very nice dressed up, so for this first batch I thought I’d go with a witchy theme! The pattern includes templates to make a hooded cape, witch’s hat, and a leaf backpack. It also has templates for little felt details like flowers, wings, and leaves.
With that said, you can use the clothes from this pattern for the standing animal as well! Though the hoodie from the standing animal pattern is for smaller arms, so that’s a bit of a tight fit.

The hardest part of the plush is definitely the arms, though unfortunately that’s what helps them hang down instead of stick outward. So if you didn’t have a lot of trouble with the arms on the standing plush pattern, then this one won’t be too bad for you. All in all, I get a lot of requests for more plushies that are almost completely machine-sewn, which made the arms difficult. But on the bright side it means it comes together a lot faster once you get the hang of it!

One thing that might help is this pattern has some accompanying embroidery files you can purchase! All 4 eye designs are available together in a pack. The design pack comes with a files suited specifically for the plush and also standalone files that you can use for other plushies should you choose. The ones meant for the plush can fit either on a 4×4 hoop (if you’re doing a fox style plush with a muzzle), or a 5×7 hoop (if you’re doing a full face like the cat).

To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be 30% off for the first weekend, and the embroidery files will be 50% off! 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! Catbus Plush

Hi everyone!
I’ve got another Ghibli pattern in tow! I can’t believe how many I’ve done so far ❤ But there was huge support for this one over the past year. It was even more fun to design and make than I anticipated 😀 The big bus body with loads of little legs are just so silly and awesome; I hope you all enjoy my take on it!
I’ve rated it a 4/10 since the head is sewn on a little differently and all the legs can be tricky. But besides that it’s a lot of basic geometry to handle the bus body, so it might feel more like a 3 for you depending on what you’re comfortable with.
You can sew all the features with fusible web applique or using the embroidery files I’ve included. The face needs at least a 5” x 7” hoop as well as the body sides. However, the back of the plush, which has the tiny bus sign, only needs a 4” x 4” hoop. For fun I did the embroidered version in Tim Burton’s Cheshire Cat colors ❤ complete with glow-in-the-dark eyes. I hope you all enjoy it!


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New Shop Pattern! Plush Backpack

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

I’ve had a lot of requests for a plush backpack, so with con season coming in strong and back-to-school after that, I finally took my first crack at it! It was quite involved to make, but lots of fun, so I hope you all like what you see! The templates cover how to make a classic fox, cat, or rabbit. The ears and tails are really cute and detailed so you’re sure to make an interesting character no matter what animal you go with. The bodies are designed so they look like they’re clinging to your back and looking off to the side.

Like most plush backpacks, the storage size inside isn’t huge, but I optimized the shapes the best I could to get the most storage possible 😀 The plush comes in two sizes and each has a pocket that is held closed with a zipper on the belly. The small has a 5½” x 8½” pocket — enough to hold a phone and a few essentials (like keys and a wallet). It would work great as a purse or a child’s backpack. While the large has an 8” x 12” pocket – enough to hold a standard tablet! The large plush clocks in at about 23” long, so it’s quite the statement piece ❤ It would be great for a convention or making some very impressive commissions. You can see them in action on my Instagram here: Large size & small size.

It’s a slightly harder pattern, since it combines all the difficulties of making plush and a backpack, but the instructions are extra detailed and chock-full of information to help alleviate any issues 🙂 Just know that it will take longer because it is so large.

One thing that might help is this pattern has some accompanying embroidery files you can purchase! Both the paw and eye designs are available to buy. The design pack comes with a files suited specifically for the backpack and also standalone files that you can use for other plushies should you choose. The ones meant specifically for the backpack all fit within a 4″ x 4″ embroidery hoop too 😀

To celebrate the launch they will be on special for the next 3 days! The backpack pattern will be 30% off and the embroidery designs will be 50% off ❤ I hope you guys will take a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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Shop update! More cut & sew fabrics!

Hey everybody!
For those of you into Spoonflower, I thought I might share this newest update with you! I’m going back and revisiting some of my older patterns to give them the cut & sew treatment 🙂
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 fantastic resource for making stuffed animals too because you can print your pattern pieces right on the fabric. And it’s amazing 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 bat plush designs, which I’ve added kimono patterns to.
The cube puppy plush, which now has 4 different dog breeds like a pug & corgi.
The Unicorn Kitty pillow plush, which is shrunk down to fit ¼ yd. so it’s more classic plush sized.
The owl plush, specifically the heart faced one. These have feathers printed into the bodies which is so fun!
And I transformed my Eeveelution blob plush into classic cats like a tabby and calico.

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 previewing 😀
I hope you guys enjoy them!


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Free Pattern Friday! Mer-kitty Plush

Hi everyone!
I’ve been enamored by all the online art challenges that go on through the year, like Inktober. And some of you might know that this month is Mermay! So it felt like a mermaid of some kind had to be in order ❤ This little cutie is similar to my Witch Kitty plush from last October, but it has a huge colorful tail with complementing little waist fins.
With just a few major pieces, it’s a little easier to put together than the Witch Kitty, though the waist seam gets a little crowded when you sew it. So I settled on 4/10 stars but it’s just barely there.

This pattern also comes with embroidery files for the face 😀 Although a 5” x 7” hoop is needed. The chest fur only needs a 4” x 4” hoop though. I also created a top stitched design for the tail. Sadly the tail is quite large so you’ll need at least a 7” x 10” hoop to stitch all the little scales – which looks pretty cool when it’s done. But if you don’t have a large hoop the tail will still look really great with the more manageable top stitching guides included in the pattern.

And if you’d like to buy the fabric already pre-printed and ready to sew, 4 different designs are available on my Spoonflower page! No embroidery or applique (or even fabric hunting for that matter) needed <3. I’m so happy with how these came out — the fins are super detailed and have loads of bright gradated colors!