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Ampharos Plush Tutorial by Diffeomorphism Ampharos Plush Tutorial by Diffeomorphism

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Here's a tutorial I put together for putting together an Ampharos plush of your own! Feel free to leave any questions you have it here.
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ClaraBara Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im confused on which part of the leg piece im not supposed to sew- what do you mean by the "bottom part"? great tutorial btw :D
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ClaraBara Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh never mind i figured it out! the straight edge on the piece is the bottom. i always have to ask at least one silly question, haha. thanks for the tutorial again!
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Diffeomorphism Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No worries, glad you figured it out!
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nemuri-soulver Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial and pattern^^
but I have a question
which fur/ stretch direction  have to be( expecially  the head gusset)?
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Diffeomorphism Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Typically you want the nap on the fur to be going down, much like the fur on an real life animal. For the gusset though, that's a little more ambiguous; for this project, since I was using minky, I made it so that the fur ran down from point 0 to point 1, so that the nap would run down on the front of the plush. You also might be able to split the head gusset into two pieces (maybe at point C) and then have the fur run from C to 0 and C to 1, so that it runs down on both sides of the head. Up to you!
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nemuri-soulver Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks, that is really helpfully^^
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Fallenpeach Featured By Owner Edited Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This plushie is soooo cute, and thanks for the tutorial! Perfect work n-n :heart:
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Mrgreen36 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
How exactly do you sew on the arms? I'm thinking of making plushies myself 
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Diffeomorphism Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You'll need to use what's called a ladder stitch; there's lots of resources that'll show you how to do it online.
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Mrgreen36 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry to bother you but I've got another question. Namely, how to stop a thread from coming out once you've sewn the pieces on
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Diffeomorphism Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're talking about ladder stitching, right? Usually what you do is that when you're at the end of your ladder stitch, you'll tie a knot, and then you'll pull the thread underneath one of the seams to try to slide the knot underneath one of the seams to hide it, and then bring the thread out on the other side. That way the "loose" end of the string stays tucked inside the arm so no one can see it. It takes a little practice; heck, I'm not even good at doing it all the time.
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N30nP0pt2rt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
one more question. How much fabric did you use?
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Diffeomorphism Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh man I totally forgot, although I know that a half yard of yellow should be more than enough to suffice for any reasonable-sized project (even the 25 inch one I made) so long as you budget your space carefully.
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N30nP0pt2rt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ok thanks a bunch!
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N30nP0pt2rt Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
what size would you have to make the pattern to make one that is about 20'' tall?
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Diffeomorphism Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Given that the current pattern would make roughly a 10" plush, you'd need to double the size of the existing pattern and then segment it out onto 750 x 1000 px rectangles. If you're having trouble figuring it out you may or may not find my Scaling tutorial helpful.
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N30nP0pt2rt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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Miiroku Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
You don't often see tutorials for more difficult patterns, so it's definitely cool that you posted this! I make patterns/plushies as well, but don't often do more difficult patterns. So I think this could be a nice refresher for me to attempt to kind of get into the swing of making less simple plushies.
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Diffeomorphism Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Truthfully I wouldn't consider this a "difficult" pattern; the shapes are pretty simple and the only really annoying parts are putting the legs on and sewing all the stripes together. It's definitely not on the same level of annoyingness as, say, the Florges plush I made. But yeah, glad you found it helpful, I hope you decide to make something with it =)
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Winterfaux Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You are a genius, thank you for making and sharing this!
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Diffeomorphism Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! I don't think making this tutorial qualifies me as a genius though, I just like to help people =P
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Naehmaschine Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is very well done tutorial :) I really want to say thanks for all the time and effort you put into making this. It is a great help for all that make plushes. I always learn something new when looking at your plushies or tutorials. ^^ And naturally I try to use it for my plushies.

I am looking forward to see more of your work!

Best regards,
Naeh
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Diffeomorphism Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! Part of what's nice about Ampharos is that it has a body shape which isn't too unusual so hopefully people will find ways to reuse it in other projects.
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Naehmaschine Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think so :) and even if it is not used for something else, it just helps to understand how patterns work. So, really helpful ^^
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Plush-Drops Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So nice of you to upload your pattern for people to use it as well as a detailed tutorial :D

Can I ask why you didn't consider selling the pattern? You put all this hard effort in designing if you were to sell it I would have bought it.
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Diffeomorphism Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The thought of putting it up for sale did cross my mind a few times during the creation of the tutorial. There are a few reasons why I decided not to do so. I feel like I'd have to make the pattern and tutorial a little tidier and clear to be able to sell it; I got lazy marking some points on the pattern and formatting the tutorial. Mainly though, I think people have different expectations from a tutorial when it's for sale as opposed to freely available, especially in regards to support. If I put it up for sale on Etsy or something and someone gets confused, I sort of have an obligation to help them understand, regardless of whether the misunderstanding is my fault or theirs. That's not to say that I won't answer support questions (quite the opposite of course); selling it just incentivizes people to ask me first when they get confused as opposed to experimenting themselves, and I really don't want to have to provide "proper" customer service on this pattern indefinitely. Finally, trust me when I say I'm not really in need of money right now =P
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Plush-Drops Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thats fair enough they're all good valid points but from all your tutorials you have put up here they're all very clear and informative more than most patterns I have bought off etsy (some didn't come with instructions)
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digigirl789 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015   Artist
I have seen some of those patterns, and your patterns are way better. Have you thought about selling a few patterns for charity since you don't need the money? 
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Plush-Drops Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry to say but this pattern isn't mine, it's Diffeomorphism.
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Diffeomorphism Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Welp I've always been a sort of didactic person, glad to see my clarity from academics transfers over to my plush-making as well! But yeah, I just like to help people out, and while generally I stick to the whole "teach a man to fish" principle such as with my other tutorials, once in a while it's nice to have patterns off of which people can base their future works.
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Plush-Drops Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's nice to have people out there to help others out, I'm still learning myself so I do try to help but I tend to send them to tutorials I learnt from.
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Yumio-chan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015   General Artist
Great tutorial, thank you very much. 
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