Choly Knight

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Free Pattern Friday! Pikachu Hoodie Hack

Hi everyone!
It’s September now, so that means spooky season is coming up fast! As usual, I think it’s nice to start off with some costume ideas — so here’s another hoodie hack! ❤
I used to create Pokemon hoodies for sale pretty regularly, but pattern-making now takes up my whole schedule. I told myself if that happened I would start sharing my templates for the character hoodies. Who better to start with than everyone’s favorite: Pikachu?

The pattern has the templates for making the ears, tails, and back stripes to dress up a hooded garment. You could use it with my free Scoodie pattern, my free Hooded Shrug Pattern, the Hooded Cowl Pattern from last year, or my paid pattern for a Cosplay hoodie. You could also try it on a pre-purchased hoodie if you can find matching yellow fabric. The pieces can be added to either child or adult garments, though you might want to decrease the size about 25%-40% for a baby size.

For a little extra fun, I’ve also included a female version of the tail, which has sort of a heart shape at the end. And there’s also a surprised face you can use from the popular meme, haha! Both faces are available in both applique template and embroidery file versions. So if you adjust the front of the hood to be one long piece, you can embroider the face in the middle.
I hope you all like it and it might make some of your Halloween planning a little easier!

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! Holiday Style <3

Hey everybody!
I’m rounding up on updating the last of my store patterns with embroidery! With this batch I worked on, I felt that the embroidery was too simple or small to warrant making into paid files, so from now on they’ll be included for free in the pattern! For those who have already purchased the ones in question, they’re free right here!

Which ones are included? We’ve got:
• The Cerberus plush from September of 2017. It only needs one tiny face (stitched up 3 times) to make it (perfect for 4” x 4” hoops), so it’s now free!
• The Usagi Manjuu plush from May of 2014. It was tricky since the original eyes were right on the seams. But I adjusted the pattern so now the eyes can be embroidered on hoops 4” x 4” and above.
• The Mini Sushi pack from June of 2016. Several of the nigiri and the maki rolls now have embroidery (for hoops 4” x 4” and above), some of which are even sewn in the hoop!
• And finally the Robot from May of 2017. This one has several faces to choose from (for 5” x 7” hoops) as well as all of the fun gear designs and other motifs for the robot (for 4” x 4” hoops).
If you haven’t taken a look at these patterns before and are interested, they’ll be 30% off this weekend!

But for one last surprise there’s also a free pattern I’ve updated the embroidery for!
The Eeveelution blob plush from January of 2018! It was a big undertaking, but the embroidery includes faces for all 9 of the Eevee evolutions as well as some in-the-hoop files for the ears and tails. Some of the sewing templates had to be adjusted to fit the embroidery, since sometimes the applique was done over seams in the old pattern. Be sure to look out for the new sewing templates in the instructions!

I hope you all enjoy these new additions and they stitch out well for you! Hopefully this provides a nice start to the holiday season!


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Free Pattern Friday! Gen 8 Pokemon Starter Hoodie Hacks

Hi everyone!

So it’s September and that means I’m kicking off my Halloween projects! I’ve got 2 months of lots of creepy patterns and costumes to look forward to, as well as a giveaway in October! I hope you’ll stay tuned for all I have planned ❤

The first project on my list is a new hoodie hack! I figure releasing it now will give time for everyone to sew it in time for Halloween if they like it. With the new Pokemon game coming out later this year, I thought it might be fun to do costumes for the new starters – Scorbunny, Grookey, and Sobble!

This pattern has the templates for making the ears, tails, and other features to dress up a hooded garment like these three Pokemon. You could use it with my free Scoodie pattern, my free Hooded Shrug pattern, the free Hooded Cowl Pattern from last year, or my paid pattern for a Cosplay Hoodie. You could also try it on a pre-purchased hoodie if you’re willing to do some hand-sewing 😀

The pieces can be added to either child or adult garments, though you might want to decrease the size about 25%-40% for a baby size. I hope you all like it and it might make some of your Halloween planning a little easier!

I fell in love with Sobble at first sight during the announcement, but I must admit wearing the Grookey hoodie was really cute and fun! I know Scorbunny was a runaway hit – who’s your favorite starter?

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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New Shop Pattern! Celestial Fox & Hare Plush

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

The shape of the plush is not terribly uncommon; it’s a chibi-style plush that stands on four legs. It has a large head and a tiny body with stubby little feet. It works for a lot of different animals, and would be perfect for things like Pokedolls, but I went with a Fox and a Hare for this collection. The hare has a slightly smaller body than the fox, but they both have the same size head. So you have your pick of body size, or use both if it works for a set you’re doing!

To put a unique spin on them, they have a celestial theme like the elemental dragons I did back in March. Included is a Sun Fox, Moon Hare, Star Hare, and Black Hole Fox. So there are 4 different ear templates as well as different tail and wing templates to dress up your animal. Technically the hares are wolpertingers because they have both horns and wings, but it made the title less of a mouthful to just call them hares in the pattern, haha ❤ You don’t need to follow my theme to make a cute character, but this gives you lots to work with.
It’s a little tricky to make like some of my other recent patterns, especially if you’re not used to sewing gussets. But I try to make it easy as possible by clearly labeling all the points you need to match up. And of course each step is taken really slowly.

To celebrate its launch, I’ll be offering it at 30% off all through Memorial Day weekend! So you have until the end of May 28th to get the discount. 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! Pikachu Pouch

Hi everyone! Today’s freebie is sort of a mini project 😀 there’ll be a bigger one in two weeks ❤

I feel like this pattern is a bit of a tease because I’ve been asked to do a Pikachu plush but instead you guys get its backside, haha! I wanted to try something to dabble in the Corgi butt craze. I believe you can buy Pokemon butt themed keychains but this one is a full blown zipper pouch, complete with a vinyl pocket in the front for holding your ID card or train pass. The slot inside is large enough to hold some credit cards, cash, or coins. I’ve seen pouches of this style sold in Japan and I just had to give it a try.

The trickiest parts to sew is definitely the zipper, since it’s curved and sometimes it’s difficult to get the ends to look clean. However if you skipped the zipper it would still make a really cute plush. And the butt shape is pretty universal so it could work for lots of characters if you’re up for designing your own tails ❤
I hope you guys enjoy this weird experiment of mine! 😀


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New Shop Pattern! Fleece Fish Hat


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

I’ve had a lot of requests for the pattern I use to create my Magikarp hats. I try to save my fanart for my free patterns, so I thought this was a good opportunity to have fun and really expand the pattern into lots of different fish! The pattern gives you the instructions and templates to make a cute slouchy-style hat that’s very trendy lately, but the opening of the hat forms the mouth of a fish that’s glomming into your head ❤

With the pattern you can make a classic goldfish, shark (complete with sharp teeth!), betta fish, or koi fish (ideal for Magikarp). Though you can swap out the side, top, and tail fins to make lots of different combinations. The pattern is sized for heads between 13” and 25” around, so it runs the scope of sizes from babies to large adults.

To celebrate its launch, I’ll be offering it at 30% off (not including taxes and fees) for this weekend! 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! Eeveelution Blob Plush

Hi everybody!
I still hadn’t quite gotten over my Pokemon binge sewing from October so I had to delve into the Eeveelution pool just one more time with this new pattern 😀 It’s a simple blob-shaped style of plush, but I’ve dressed them up into all nine of the Eevee evolutions. Much like the previous eeveelution patterns I’ve done, these have a lot of little details to get through, but in the end they are so worth it!

All together they look like quite the set! They’re the perfect size for hanging around your desk and would make a great gift. But would look even better set up on a convention table. The base pattern itself would work well for lots of other animals, but because the eeveelutions have so many small details, I’ve set this one at 4/10 difficulty.
I hope you guys like it!


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Free Pattern Friday! Eevee Evolution Hooded Shrug

It’s less than a month now until Halloween! So if you haven’t started your costume ideas yet, now might be a good time to get cracking! And today I have a really simple pattern that makes a great fast costume for sewing newbies 😀 It’s a cute hooded shrug made up to look like, yes, all 9 current Eevee evolutions 🙂

Just like my previous zippered pouch pattern, I felt I couldn’t possibly introduce this pattern without creating all 9 versions, so no one’s favorite gets left out. The pattern is for a fun short jacket that pairs well with lots of casual outfits so it makes a quick and super cute costume. The sizes are for adults and range from XS up to 5XL.
You can usually pick your size based what size t-shirt you wear, but there’s a size chart in the pattern file as well. Since the jacket isn’t super fitted, there’s some leeway with what size you pick. So larger kids could likely get away with an XS.

If you haven’t made much clothes before, this pattern will be perfect for you! If you have knowledge of darts and hemming you’re in the clear. The only thing that might slow you down is all the little details that make the characters what they are. I hope you all like it!


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Free Pattern Friday! Eevee Zipper Pouch

I had been getting a lot of requests for a pattern that’s similar to the animal-faced zipper pouches that are quite trendy right now. And when it occurred to me that I hadn’t done any Pokemon projects in a while, I thought I might combine the two! So together it’s a small and cute rounded pouch that has a face of one of the 9 eevee evolutions.
Yes, that’s right! All 9 of them are included! It felt weird to do it any other way, but it ended up being a pretty large undertaking to explain sewing the details for 9 different versions, haha 😀 Hopefully it all goes over well! Unfortunately the pouch itself looks a lot easier than it is. Sewing a curved zipper is often difficult for people, and getting the ends of the zipper to work into the pouch is tricky and similar to doing y-seams. So I rated it a 5/10 in difficulty. If you’ve had some practice with zippers you might feel comfortable giving it a try for someone special 🙂

They’re fully lined and look great inside and out, so you can be sure if you made this for a convention they would really steal the show – especially if you make the set of 9 together! Do you have a favorite? Mine’s probably Leafeon ❤


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Free Pattern Friday! Supersized Pokeball Pillow

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I’m sure all you nerds like me out there don’t need much explanation for this project 😀 I made it from some scraps I had from some blanket projects earlier. I decided to just let the size of the scraps dictate how large the pillow would be, so I ended up with a whopping 24″ pillow, haha! We love big pillows in our house, so it’s not a problem, but I’ve included a scaled down 16″ pillow in the pattern as well if you want something more manageable. It’s put together the same, you just need to print different pages to get it 🙂

The fabrics are from Joann’s Ultra Fluffy collection. I like it as an alternative to minky since it’s a little thicker, fluffier, it’s double-sided, and a bit stretchier. I think it adds extra squishability to the pillow 🙂 I’ve heard some people have trouble sewing with it, so fleece would be a nice choice too. In the tutorial I’ve also included a little tip about using quilt batting inside the pillow. It’s completely optional, but I’ve found using a layer of batting between the outer pillow fabric and the stuffing inside prevents lumpiness.

If you decide to make it, I hope it works out well for your home!

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