Choly Knight

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Free Pattern Friday! Alpaca Plush

Hi everyone!
Another highly requested pattern today 😀 I’ve gotten so many suggestions for an alpaca, so I’m very glad I finally got to tackle it. I knew I wanted it to have the classic fuzzy face with a cute muzzle and be able to stand on four legs without too much fuss. So the shapes are pretty basic but I think using a fluffy fabric really helps sell it.
You can make it with perky ears or down-turned ears for a sweeter look. The standing version has the legs sewn on by hand, so that takes a little time. But the one with flat legs has them sewn in seam so it’s much faster. I still rated it a 3/10 because the shapes are simple, but if you’re not familiar with using faux for it might seem a little harder. In case you’re curious, the faux fur I used for this is Shannon Cuddle Sherpa (blush), and Shannon Cuddle Galaxy (plum). They were a lot of fun to work with 😀

The original pattern comes with applique templates, but there are embroidery files as well 😀 The eyes are stitched with little applique bases and the muzzles are included as well. Everything fits on 4” x 4” hoops so no one is left out! I hope you all like it as much as I enjoyed designing it!


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Free Pattern Friday! Night & Light Fury Chibi Plush Backpack

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!

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 Pattern Friday! Shark Plush

Hi everyone!
A bit of a simpler pattern today, which should be nice for beginners! It’s a highly-requested partner to the dolphin and narwhal plush I made previously 😀 A cute baby shark!
It has just a few pattern pieces like the ones before it and comes together quickly. I rated it a 2/10 — the most difficult part is probably the belly, since it comes to a point in the back of the tail like a gusset. But it’s not terribly hard to do. So if you’re a beginner this would be a good way to get acquainted with gussets. If you’ve never sewn anything curved before this might feel more like a 3/10.
The applique templates include a classic round eye, a big toothy grin, and silly anime-style eyes so you can make a tsundere shark just like the internet meme :3 Each version has embroidery files included as well – with the teeth done in applique. All fit on 4” x 4” hoops so no one is left out!

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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Spring sale!

Hey everyone!
I just wanted to pop in and mention I’m having a Spring sale! I’ve had some requests to run one, so I figure people have been working on their Easter gifts or just picking up more sewing with the change in season ❤ Everything in my store is 15% off and all of my newest items are 25% off! That includes everything that’s a year old or younger 🙂 It also includes the Dragon Backpack Plush from last week, so you have a second chance to grab it at a discount!

I hope this might help some of your sewing prep!


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Free Pattern Friday! Kero-chan & Suppi Plush

Hi everybody!
As some long-time fans may know, I have made some Cardcaptor Sakura patterns in the past 😀 And since the new series has been out I’ve gotten a lot of requests to make these little guys ❤ So I finally gave it a go! With this one pattern you can make either Kero-chan or Suppi! Ready to go on card capturing adventures.

They both have huge ears and cute little faces as well as puffy wings and floppy bodies that can sit up if you put beans in their bottom. Sewing the arms, wings, and tail gets a little crowded when doing the body, so I rated this one a 4/10 in difficulty. But there’s a tip in the instructions to help you through it ♥ The ears sewn partially into the head darts accounts for the rating too, but you could also just fold the ears instead.

You can sew all the features with fusible web applique or using the embroidery files I’ve included below. Both faces are small enough to sew entirely in a 4" x 4" hoop so no one is left out!


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Free Pattern Friday! Moogle Plush

Hi everyone! Kupo!

After I made a Chocobo pattern back in June of last year, I had an overwhelming slew of requests to make a Moogle. How could I say no when Final Fantasy is pretty much my favorite video game franchise? This little guy has all the classic Moogle features, a big red pom pom, tiny wings, smiling eyes, and of course a big red nose. I also love that they have pudgy little bellies and fluffy neck ruffs too ♥

It has a lot of little pieces that are sewn on by hand, like the wings and arms. Luckily the neck ruff helps cover any mistakes with the neck if it gives you a tough time. But overall I gave it a 3/10 in difficulty.

You can sew all the features with fusible web applique or using the embroidery files I’ve included below. The face is small enough to sew entirely in a 4″ x 4″ hoop so no one is left out!
I hope all you Final Fantasy fans like it!


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Embroidery catch-up and a sale!

Hi everyone!
Those of you with embroidery machines will hopefully be pleased with today’s news ♥ It’s sort of my New Year’s resolution this year to get caught up on embroidery files for my Etsy patterns. Since we’re more than a month into 2019 it seems like a good time to touch base and show how that’s been going!



My Floppy Dragon, Celestial Fox & Hare, and Chubby Dragon patterns all have new embroidery files!
Like with previous embroidery packs, these listings contain all the files you need to replace the applique in the pattern as well as a set of different sizes in case you want to use the eyes and motifs for a different project. This way you don’t absolutely need the pattern to use the embroidery and vice-versa.
From today until Wednesday, February 13th, the new embroidery files will be 50% off! And their partner patterns will be 30% off 😀
I hope this makes everyone’s sewing a little easier!

Meanwhile I’ve got to get back to embroidering ;P I’ve got a bunch more to catch up on!