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Plushie face lift tutorial by VengefulSpirits Plushie face lift tutorial by VengefulSpirits
(edited) I added more detail to show why the support is needed.



Sorry about spelling errors and grammar, I'm a n00b plush maker, so if you have ideas on how to improve this or if I did something wrong feel free to tell me.

The plushie head feature here is my Thylacine prototype.


I do not give out my patterns sorry.

Hope you can understand it lol.
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Rookshock Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
omg i am definitely going to remember this owo
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SweetMikosuKai Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Im going to try to make some pushies this weekend. :'D Im having my sweet 16 and i haven't seem my friends in a year and a half, so i want to make it perfect. I don't really have too much money that i can spare, and Im going to get my materials and Hobby Lobby and Michaels. Does anyone have any tips on a good fabric to use? (Im not very experienced with fabric that has faux fur, and Im doing it all by hand, so any other type of fabric would be helpful.) And what kind of stuffing should i use? ;.; I tried the cluster stuffing once and i didn't really like how it made things. I want it to feel like a real plushie, not a cheap one. :'3 Sorry that i wrote so much....I just don't know what i should use. x'3
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Minky is good for simple plushes, you use cluster stuff if you want a floppy limp plush. Premium polyester fiber for a harder plushie. 

I normally use the harder stuffing for the heads, and cluster for the body. 
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SweetMikosuKai Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Ah, thank you very much for the advice! I'll get the materials today. ^^
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TsukiOhkami Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student General Artist
You're a noob!?  Could I still ask you to teach me? :XD:
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have only been making pushes for a year and a half, so yeah I consdier my self still a noob lol. 

You can't really teach a person how to do this, its mostly learned from trail and error. The most you can teach is how to sew your own patterns, but I don't give my patterns out. 
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TsukiOhkami Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Ok, I understand. :) Thank you though. Is there any good starting pointers you could give a fellow noob? Maybe not on how to sew or even make a plush, but any suggestions on certain types of projects I should start on to get a better feel for how to construct a plush? My biggest issue is making pieces that go together properly to get the desired shape I need.
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do my patterns on the computer, I guess it wouldn't hurt to make a tutorial about that sometime using the basics :3
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TsukiOhkami Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
If it wouldn't be too much trouble, that would be absolutely amazing. :XD: 
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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TsukiOhkami Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh no, it's on private. D:
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh its not letting you see it? this is my first time using the privet feature X'D hang on let me fix it

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whispwill Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks!
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Whispering-Spirit Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now make a tutorial On how to make plushies with Muzzles <3 Awesome work *-*
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
idk how to do that without giving out my patterns. But there's many free patterns out there that have animals with muzzles. vengefulspirits.deviantart.com…
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BiscuitoSauce Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
So would this work with a new plush that hasn't been stuffed yet, or has it had to of been stuffed and used to work? o.O
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its only a support to help shape the jaw line, it can be used on a old plush or one you just made. The ones in this tutorial are new plush heads I just made. 
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BiscuitoSauce Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Ohh, thank you :DD
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Hinata-teh-Lefty Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Photographer
so making the "V" shape with the thread makes the face more pronounced, right? Thank you for sharing this!
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes! lol, I guess I need to explain what it dose more lol. 
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Hinata-teh-Lefty Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Photographer
I ask because I have trouble seeing the difference from your two heads at the top. I may just be blind, and I understood what you were doing, but it looked like you had still done something similar on the first head, so the second head just looked smaller and less furry to me xD I can't tell the difference between anything unless there are suddenly purple spots on one lol
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alright XD I'll try to update and explain it better. 
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Yo-Angie Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is very helpful! I totally want to make a plush just to try this out now haha

I use a thread pully method for toes on paws too, but I'm sure you've worked that one out by now haha
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, xD I found a tutorial about it on google. Glad I could help :3
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Yo-Angie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
I copied it from a Nala toy I had as a kid x'D
I pulled the toes apart on my sister's Nala toy when I was about 7 to work out how to do it, I never told her I did it hahaa
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Husky-Foxgryph Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Eee,it's really useful,thank you,Ash :3
I finally found material and I'll start to do my sona...I hope it'll be soon xDD
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Spork-san Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
If I ever get into plushmaking I'll have to try this out on a pinkie pie plushie I have.. poor dear looks like she's got a permanent "OH GOD I ATE A LEMON" face :c
Good tutorial!
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JazzyLick Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
XD
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Fanbuscus8 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Where did you get an animal head? O_O
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Made it. 
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Fanbuscus8 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, okay. For a second I was just like: "Did you just have a head lying around?"
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I indeed have many heads laying around and bodies with needles stuck in them. :3
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Fanbuscus8 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Hold me... I'm scared. 
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zomgmad Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Great tutorial! I do a similar thing with my amigurumi. :)
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Pazze-amike Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
is cute!!!!!!!! :3
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PlBeQu Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
good job *-*
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maironmatos Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Nice!
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Spihon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks for the helpful tips
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TheStringofFate Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This may help when I begin plushies^^
Do you do all your plushies by hand sewing? And, I know you don't give out your patterns, but how did you learn how to make patterns that are proportionate?
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LadyEmrys Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
If you take a part a commercial plushie you can see how it is put together and it can help to have a physical example on hand that you can pick up. Even if you just remove a seam and take the stuffing out I think that would help you. They do the same string support for commercial dog plushies, between the chin and eyes, and sometimes between each eye. It also helps to use different colors so you can tell which support is which (the commercial ones can have more support points).
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VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I machine sew most of it and hand sew the parts you can't do with a sewing machine. 

I'm not sure what you mean, For a plush you use the same pattern for both sides just flip it. 

how I make sure I get the eyes right, is mark a notch into the patter its self where the eyes should go, so when I draw the pattern on to the fabric, that notch will help them come out looking symmetrical when placing the safety eyes.  

if that makes sense lol


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Miridith Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks for that!
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SoundAndSand Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
That's awesome.  I've been making a lot of plushies lately and sometimes struggle with face shapes, but it never occurred to me to try this.  Can't wait :)
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VexiWolf Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is very good! A great tip, I'm sure it will come in handy for other plushie makers~! ^^
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HinataFox790 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent tutorial :)
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x--Pa1nt--x Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
THANK YOU so much!!!
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