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Owlet's Embroidery/Sewing Boogaloo

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by TheOwlet, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    construction notes because otherwise i'll forget, this has a strong 'X has to happen at Y point in construction' element.

    • construct both arms separately, attach to shoulder curls, including black inside part. Ensure that this actually is a closed unit i can stuff. Potentially add some black fleece as 'backing' panel. Attach front lights to curl (leave space for final seam!)
    • construct entire chestcase safe for the 'top'. mark where chest curl would go with white basting thread for orientation + where to put the aston symbol. black straps under big front appliquée! Including wheels! (attach wheels of course). Ensure that curl and wheel don't fight (maybe shorten curls a bit)
    • stuff up to 2/3s of chest. Make ass extra plush. Stuff wheels.
    • construct head and attach to chest 'top', stuff it
    • sew front of top to chest, attach arms at 'armpit'. finish stuffing arms up to shoulder
    • Attach side of tops. pin/baste down back of the top for easier handling
    • attach the black inside part of shoulder curl. Leave rest of curl free
    • place front curl. Stuff as I go from the front, then stuff part of shoulder. repeat on other side
    • starting from the middle, close up one side of the backtop seam. hide ugliest part under shoulder curl.
    • place backcurl, sew it down, stuff as I go
    • repeat last two steps on the other side
    • stitch down the black straps on the back, make them look pretty somehow? maybe hide under shouldercurl, otherwise just 'slice' to a nice point.
    DONE!
     
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  2. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    also: state of robot now that i stuffed the feet and calfs:

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  3. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    gave KO mittens instead of proper hands because after two attempts i had to admit that i couldn't turn out the fingers, period. so mittens it is. at least it still looks cute

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  4. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    PROGRESS IS MADE!

    plan for tomorrow: construct second arm

    further: use monday to attach both arms and the front curl and then see if i still have the patience left to finish up or postpone that until tuesday
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2019
  5. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    I have made the second arm!! All constituent parts now exist and i can attempt final assembly tomorrow.

    Also: butter knifes are good for when you wanna sew sonething to the outside of a tube without sticking the sides together
     
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  6. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    I DID IT AM FINISHED I MADE A KNOCKOUT

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  7. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    It has begun!!

     
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  8. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    NEW DAY NEW STITCH!!

    Now: the lazy-daisy, which turns out will be my main stitch for the leafs, since it's fairly easy, fairly quick, and i like the resulting look

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