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Pikmin Plushie from Scratch

The first project of 2015! A cute little blue pikmin! It was my first try at making a plushie from scratch. After making the Luma Plushies I wanted to make something for my boyfriend. One of his favorite games he played while growing up was, you guessed it, Pikmin.
Pikmin on Bed

I tried drawing my own template for it in my sketchbook of a blue pikmin, then added about a 1/4 inch outline around it to make the seams. I went on to cut out the template and began to trace it on the blue fleece fabric. The rest was just basic sewing, except for the mouth which I created with pink acrylic paint. I added the leaf and face on after I completed the base of the pikmin.

This project caught me a lot about making plushies. First off, when making the template I needed to make the neck and other areas more dramatically smaller for the pikmin to be accurately proportional. If I had sewn it in a way to where I added the head to the body I might have been able to fix it. I will have to try this on my next project like this.  Secondly, I need a thicker material to make hands and such for plushies. Lastly, knowing how to draw a creature is the first step to making a plushie.

Pikmin on WallOverall, I love how this blue pikmin turned out. It is hopefully the start to many more new and exciting projects for myself.

What was your favorite videogame/movie growing up?

Close up Leaf

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