Choly Knight

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Free Pattern Friday! Koala Plush

Hi everyone!
For the first free pattern of 2021, I wanted to knock out a classic animal that had been on my list for a while, a cute koala! It’s really about time I introduced an Australian native, since so many adorable animals come from there.

This one has a basic shape, similar to the Panda from August of last year. It has the typical big head and little body style I do. The arms and legs have optional claws, and the face has the iconic big nose. It also features big fluffy ears, which would work especially great with faux fur fabric.

The centers of the ears are sewn in a really tight curved seam, but you could also applique them instead. In addition, the arms and legs are sewn into the side seams, so that part of the instructions can get a little crowded. With all that in mind, I rated it a 3/10. It might feel like a 4 if you’re not used to the curved sewing though.

As always, the pattern comes with both applique templates if you’ve got a regular sewing machine or embroidery files if you have an embroidery machine 🙂 Everything fits 4″ x 4″ hoops, you’ll just need to rotate the fabric for the face to make it fit.
I hope you all like 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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Last Minute Holiday Sale! and New Sitting Kitten & Wildcat Plush Sewing Pattern

Hi everyone! I’ve got one more sale I want to share for the year ❤ For those that are doing any last minute holiday shopping, all my 2020 patterns and embroidery are 30% off from now through the 25th! And the rest of my shop is 20% off ❤

 

To celebrate, I’ve got one last pattern launch for the year, and it’s the spiritual sequel to the puppy pattern from last month!

It’s only natural that a sitting kitty pattern would come after the puppies! So thank you for the cat people for your patience ❤ While I was at it, I wanted to knock out a classic wild cat pattern too so you can make tigers, lions, cheetahs, and leopards. I found the kittens and wildcats were similar enough that they should be one pattern, but not so similar that they’re one .pdf, haha! So you’ll find 2 .pdfs are included in the group, much like the Plague Doctor from back in October. The kitties have a similar body structure to the puppy, but they have a cute sitting pose with feet facing down. The kittens also have a slimmer body. And just like the puppies, you have your options of ears and tails to match your kitty exactly!

Using an animal print fabric would be great to create different wild cat species. But that can sometimes be hard to find (especially in specific colors). So applique templates are included for spots and stripes as well as the usual eyes, noses, and paw pads. And if you have an embroidery machine, you can purchase these files separately. I hope you’ll give it a look, and maybe it will make some thoughtful holiday gifts for your family and friends!


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Free Pattern Friday! Appa Plush

Yip yip!
Appa was high on my request list for this year, and being the last month of the year I knew I finally had to tackle him! Hopefully most of you recognize this cuddly bison ❤ For those that don't, Appa is a flying sky bison and the lifelong companion to Aang, the main character of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Sky bison appear throughout the sequel series, The Legend of Korra as well. I think part of the reason why Appa got pushed to the end of the year is because I really wanted to make this version like the big festival prize Korra wins in season 2, episode 1. It was a big undertaking but I knew I wouldn’t be satisfied until I tried it!

Obviously not everyone needs a huge Appa, so I designed it in 3 sizes. The middle size is the most ideal, and the smallest size was created mostly so people with 4″ x 4″ embroidery hoops could still join in the fun.
In general, this plush is constructed with a separate front and back with most of the extremities — like legs, tail, and ears, being sewn into the seam around the outer edge. This does make that outer edge seam a little crowded, since there are so many extra bits to stuff inside. For that reason I rated it a 4/10, though it might feel closer to a 5 if you tackle the larger Appa, just for the extra work due to the bigger size.
Appa looks amazing sewn in faux fur or long-pile minky, which I had plenty leftover after the Puppy plush from Thanksgiving. But it is tricky to sew, so to make Appa in smooth fabric but still keep the cute head fringe, I created a bangs piece that drapes over his forehead and eyes.

As always, the pattern comes with applique templates to make the details, which works great if you’re sewing with faux fur since that’s harder to embroider. These will work if you’re sewing the details by regular machine or by hand. If you have an embroidery machine, there are files for the 3 sizes as well — the small is best for 4″ x 4″ hoops, the medium for 5″ x 7″ hoops, and the large size needs a really big hoop: 8″ x 14″.
I hope you all like 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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Black Friday Sale! and New Sitting Puppy Plush Sewing Pattern

Hi everyone! And Happy Thanksgiving to all my people in the US!
Like every year I’m running a Black Friday sale from now through December 2nd!

It’s a ‘buy more, save more’ kind of sale where you get a larger percentage off your purchase depending on the number of items you buy ♥ So there are no coupons to remember, no dollar amounts to reach, everything discounts automatically!
If you just want 1-3 things, it starts at 20% off, at 4-6 items you get 30% off, and at 7 or more items you get 40% off!

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Free Pattern Friday! Pikachu Plush

Hi everyone!
Requests for a Pikachu plush have been on my list for a while now, and they really ramped up over the last year or two. He’s such an important character I wanted to make sure to nail it perfectly. So you could say the Hoodie Hack I released back in September was kind of a warm up. But the plush version is finally ready!

This one has a tiny chubby body with stubby legs. The feet and arms are sewn on by hand as well as the ears. It sits well on its own thanks to a flat bottom. Just like the hoodie hack, this one comes with bonus templates for a female version of the tail (with a heart shape at the end) and a shocked face from the meme, haha!

As always, the pattern comes with applique templates to make details — including both faces, the back stripes, and base of the tail. These will work if you’re sewing the details by regular machine or by hand. If you have an embroidery machine, those files are included as well. They fit 4″ x 4″ hoops if you place the fabric diagonally, and 5″ x 7″ hoops if the faces are upright.
This project has a lot of darts in the head as well as a weird curved dart in the body. Many of the smaller body parts are also sewn on by hand. So there’s a bit of a time sink there. There are also some crucial points to line up in the legs to get the right shape. So if you take your time with those parts and pin carefully before you sew you’ll get through better. With all of that in mind, I rated it a 4/10.

I hope it lives up to the character for you guys!


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! Plague Doctor Plush

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

This creepy classic plague doctor is a plush I wanted to do since last year ❤ It looks like others had it in mind too, including an awesome Plague Birb from CreepyKawaii and this version from Squishable. The timing is certainly a little on-the-nose considering all the trouble we’re dealing with, but hopefully this cute version of a medieval doctor will put a fun spin on everyone’s Halloween.

Just like the classic doctor, this plush features a long bird-like face. It’s just like the mask that the medieval doctors used to stuff sweet smelling herbs and flowers in the hopes of avoiding illness by keeping bad smells away. It also has a double-breasted coat, capelet with a hood or collar, and a tall hat.

While designing these cuties, I had convinced myself that this doctor must be chubby for maximum silliness. So you’ll find included is a simple body that is round and tubby. But I also thought the doctor would look good as an expansion to my standard human doll pattern — so I included both! So if you have my Chibi Human or Merpeople pattern you’re all set, and if you don’t, you can make a chubby doctor instead! ❤ You’ll find the instructions for the mask and clothes are similar for both, it’s just the sizes that differ a little.

The patterns come with applique templates for some simple face options and for the coat buttons. Embroidery is also included for a few more detailed mask designs.

To celebrate the launch, the new pattern will be 30% off from now through Halloween on the 31st! Since some might be staying home for the holiday, I thought I’d stretch the sale through the end of the month in case it helps some keep busy. And for extra Halloween fun, all my spooky patterns will be also be 30% off, and the rest of the shop will be 20% off! I hope you’ll give the new doctor a look! And if you snagged a copy of the new pattern, I hope you enjoy it!


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Free Pattern Friday The Child Plush

Hi everyone!
Almost a year ago everyone was excited about The Mandalorian, and of course the adorable green space baby that came along with it! I didn’t have a chance to make a pattern for it then (though TeacupLion made a great one). But I still got so many requests for it I had to give it another try this year — just in time so you can have a plush child to cuddle during season 2!
The pattern features a tiny chibi body, very similar to my Witch Kitty from a few years ago. It has expressive eyes, a mischievous smile, and of course big ears! It also shows you how to make a removable robe.
As always, the pattern comes with applique templates to make the face in case you’re sewing by regular machine or by hand, but there are free embroidery files as well if you have an embroidery machine. The face fits into a 4″ x 4″ hoop if it sits diagonally, and a 5″ x 5″ hoop if it sits upright.

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!

Also as usual, you’re free to sell items you’ve sewn using my pattern. A credit back to me to show appreciation would be all I ask for in return. But as you might already know, Disney is very strict about people selling fanart, so please do be careful out there in craft-seller land ❤ Which brings me to my next announcement — the plush giveaway!
Since I’m not selling these little babies, I’m offering the darker green child for a random winner! (My husband quickly snatched up the light green one lol!)

UP FOR GRABS:
A dark green space baby plush! Awarded to just 1 random winner.

TO ENTER:
Fill out the form at the bottom of this post and submit! 😀
DEADLINE:
The giveaway will be active from Friday, October 9th, 2020 through 11:59pm EDT on Monday, October 12th, 2019. The winner will be contacted between 9am and 10am EDT on Tuesday, October 13th.

CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE:

  • The winning entrants will be chosen at random from the list of submissions.
  • The winning entrants will be contacted via email about their win (so keep an eye on your email!).

OTHER DETAILS:

  • As a winner, I’ll announce your name and website (if applicable) on this page, so every entrant knows who the final winner was.
  • International entrants are more than welcome to enter!
  • When I contact you about winning, you’ll need to provide me (privately) with your address or PO Box to receive the item.
  • The prize will be shipped out in about 2 business days with tracking.
  • Only one entry per person please; duplicate entries will not be counted.
  • By entering in this contest, you agree to these rules 🙂
  • No purchase is necessary for this giveaway

Good luck to everyone who enters! Don’t forget to check back on the 13th to see if you’ve won!

RESULTS:
Congratulations to Eunice who is the winner of the giveaway! Thank you to everyone that entered!


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Doll Pattern Sale! and New Witch Doll Expansion Pack ♥

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

With Halloween creeping up on us, I just couldn’t help myself and I did an expansion pack filled with cute witchy clothes! Despite doing other witchy projects in the past, I just didn’t get my fill — I kept coming up with more ideas as the months went by, haha!
In this pack you’ll find a few new face and hair templates, but the real star is a set of elegant dresses that would work nicely whether your doll is a good witch or a bad witch 😉 They have big flowy skirts, tiny ruffles, and intricate collars and other details. And of course there are classic witch hats too, as well as a few variations on the crown and brim shape to keep things interesting.

The new hair designs work best with my humanoid patterns, like the Chibi Human, Merpeople, or Centaur. But the clothes will fit any of my standing doll patterns, like the Anthro Doll, new Anthro Dragon, or even the free Bat & Cat Girl from last year! It comes with lots of tips for how to adapt the dresses to fit wings and tails.
The expansion pack comes with applique templates for the new hair designs as well as how to applique witchy boots onto several shapes of legs. These applique templates are perfect if you sew by hand or a regular sewing machine. If you have an embroidery machine, there are embroidery files available sold separately.

To celebrate the launch, the new pattern will be 30% off from now through next Wednesday, the 23rd. Meanwhile the embroidery will be 50% off. All other doll patterns 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! 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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New Shop Pattern & Sale! Anthro Dragon Plush

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

I’ve been getting requests lately for more anthropomorphic animals like the woodland animals I did a few years back. So while I hope to dig into making birds, unicorns, bats, and the like, I thought what better animal to start with than a dragon!

It’s a 2-legged standing doll version of one of my dragons, sized in proportion with my other human and animal dolls. So if you’re familiar with putting those together, this pattern will have a lot of similarities. As usual with my dragon patterns, you’ll find it has tons of wing, horn, and spike details you can mix and match for different looks. And of course, being dolls, they need some cute clothes! For this group I thought a pirate theme with a steampunk twist would be fun. So you’ll find instructions for a fun pirate coat, corset, tricorn hat, utility belt, goggles, and a staple skirt and pants.

If you’d like to dress the dragons in other doll clothes, upper body clothes fit the best (due to the tail causing wider hips). For example this cloak from the Fairy Expansion Pack ♥


Sadly due to the unique details like the horns, wings, and thick tail, they can’t wear all of the other doll clothes available. You’ll have the best luck with clothes that fit around the neck and shoulders, like the vests and cloaks from the Fairy Expansion Pack. That’s why this pattern includes some basic clothes so you can adapt them to suit your own designs ♥

As always, the sewing pattern contains applique templates to make the dragon faces by hand or regular sewing machine. You can also applique some of the details on the clothing, though the ones in the samples have machine embroidered details. If you wanted to try painting or hand-embroidering the details, I’ve included those templates so you have that option <3. If you do have an embroidery machine, you’ll find those files sold separately. Or you could also use the Floppy Dragon embroidery files since they have similar head shapes.

To celebrate the launch, the new pattern will be 30% off from now through next Wednesday, the 26th. Meanwhile the embroidery will be 50% off. All other dragon patterns 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!