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Let's Sew A Ditto! beginner's plushie tutorial by scilk Let's Sew A Ditto! beginner's plushie tutorial by scilk
In response to several requests for a simple plush tutorial for beginners, here it is! :D This tutorial is suitable for someone who has never made a plush before! This tutorial contains the basic techniques you need to make plushies. In this tutorial you will learn how to:
:bulletred: Make your own pattern
:bulletred: Cut out fabric and pin
:bulletred: Sew inside out, so the seams are on the inside
:bulletred: Stuff and finish a plush.


If you do not own a sewing machine, you can still sew this by hand easily enough! For instructions on hand sewing, please see this tutorial -->

This will not take long for someone with a sewing machine (maybe an hour). For someone experienced at plush making, this will probably take only 20 minutes.

:star:Good luck! :star: Please feel free to ask for help if you need to, and make sure you show me your end result!! :D
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:icondragonlady864:
dragonlady864 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Hello! I used your tutorial to make my first plushie; fav.me/d8l1bu3
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Ribbon-Wren Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made two dittos! :D They were very fun to make! I doubt I would have been able to make them half as well if not for your fantastic tutorial, so thank you!

Here is one of the two dittos I made: Ditto Plushie It was a gift for my sister's birthday. ^^
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scilk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aww I'm so glad I could help!! :D :D
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:iconpedrothepie:
PedroThePie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What sewing machine do you use? I just bought a singer, but it sews waaay too fast to sew tiny things like plushies. Thank you!
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scilk Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
heyo!
I have 3 machines- a Bernina, an Elna and a Singer. But see most machines go slower when you put less pressure on the pedal! Have you tried using a lighter touch on the pedal?

If it's just a fast machine, you will eventually become used to it! In my expereince the cheaper machines are slower. So my $150 Elna is fairly slow. might be a good place to start. But for very tiny things I often choose to sew by hand.
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:iconpedrothepie:
PedroThePie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, my pedal doesn't even register light pressure, it only goes two speed unu
But wow! 3 machines! I've come to love sewing by hand, but sometimes I just wanna see the final product already! oxo
Thank you~!
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:iconcoolcat0:
coolcat0 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
my ditto...DX Poor ditto...It doesn't look as good as that! But I still like my ditto. I need practice...
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:iconscilk:
scilk Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
But you gave it a go! :D
Can I see a pic? :)
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:iconcoolcat0:
coolcat0 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
My computer doesn't have a webcam, though...
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:iconscilk:
scilk Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you can take a photo with a camera, and put the SD card in your computer to upload the file on deviantart? If you want.
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:iconcoolcat0:
coolcat0 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
I don't have a camera... DX They cost too much...
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:iconcoolcat0:
coolcat0 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
So, I made a second ditto, but it looks like blue toast...DX
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:iconribbon-wren:
Ribbon-Wren Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is awesome! The outcome is adorable, and you explained it very well and clearly! Thank you!
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:iconscilk:
scilk Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
glad it was useful :)
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EmoNShoutN Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist

This is such a helpful tutorial<3

I've tried making plushies in the past but they turn out all derpy :'/

This is going to help so much!

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:iconscilk:
scilk Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aww thanks! ;w; Glad I could help you! :)
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Jackie-Jaw Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
that should be a dayly deviation, is the most awesome thing i've seen!!! Pikachu Loves It Plz 
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:iconscilk:
scilk Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww, youre too kind!
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HealerKira Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this.

I used this tutorial to make my first plushie(not a ditto, sadly, but guess whats next on my list?).  However is there anyway to make your pattern last longer
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:iconscilk:
scilk Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D yaay!

Hmm well I suppose you could cut the pattern out of card, or maybe laminate it?
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:iconhealerkira:
HealerKira Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
...That is brilliance. I tried to duct tape mine.Blush Don't know how I thought that would work, but...
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:icontheedragonnight:
TheeDragonNight Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That might help me in the future.
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:iconscilk:
scilk Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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:iconlemonsama:
LemonSama Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist
how do you sew a circular shape? like a head?
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:iconscilk:
scilk Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have a tutorial in my gallery :)
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:iconlemonsama:
LemonSama Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist
k
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:iconkaysavage:
KaySavage Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ditto is one of the easiest pokemon to make into a plushie. So I have to ask myself. Why the hell haven't I made one yet? XD
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:iconscilk:
scilk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha yeah why not?? XD
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:iconkaysavage:
KaySavage Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Never got around to it. I do love sewing though. lol
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:iconnatt-katt:
Natt-Katt Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
I think I will try and do this! I haven't been sewing something since forever (well, aside from fixing holes in clothes and whatnot) so this will be fun haha.
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scilk Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yaay! do show me how it turns out! :D
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:iconbeanchan:
beanchan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So cute! Would it be ok if I made some of these and sold that at a con art table? I'd make a sign giving you credit for the concept. Let me know
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scilk Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yeah sure! ^_^
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:iconbeanchan:
beanchan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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:iconlemonadetwist:
LemonadeTwist Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
working on it, but it will be done soon! ^^lemonadetwist.deviantart.com/a…
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:iconscilk:
scilk Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yaaaaay!
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:iconlemonadetwist:
LemonadeTwist Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wish me luck, I inform you, this is MY FIRST plushie work in forever. I have only done embroidery, so maybe the eyes would be easier ^^;
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:iconscilk:
scilk Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you'll do fine! :D
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LemonadeTwist Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks ^^
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Hinata-teh-Lefty Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Photographer
I MUST MAKE MYSELF A DITTO OAO// Great job!!
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:iconscilk:
scilk Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
do it! :D
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grasssnake485 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any tips on serperior? I have some satiny fabric left from my halloween costume :P
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scilk Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hehe not sure what tips i can offer... exceot if you want to try the pattern out befor you use up the nice fabric, make it out of some cheap cloth to test it out first?
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SpaceOrchid Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Inspired me so I made an Oddish poke doll.Thanks
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:iconzanji-and-nela:
Zanji-and-Nela Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know how convenient this is for me right now? I have to make a plush for school :dummy:
Thanks a lot for this, really :D

-N
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:iconscilk:
scilk Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad it was useful! :)
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Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Awsome
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:iconscilk:
scilk Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks!
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Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
npz!
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Cheesegoddess Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I'm going have to try this!
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