How to Make a Stuffed Animal : Drawing the Pattern for a Stuffed Animal

Hi! I’m Karen for Expert Village. Our first
step will be to draw our basic doggy pattern. Here is a basic doggy pattern. You want to
see if you can draw it. I’m going to give you some measurements to help you. Along here
is about 5 inches. From head to toe is 5 1/2 inches. The legs are about an inch 1/2 wide,
and the tail is about 3/4 inch wide. The snout is about an inch and a 1/4 at the end it get
gradually larger. If you want to know this measurement is an inch and 3/4, and from the
tip of the nose to the beginning of the neck is about 3 1/2 inches. You can just draw that
out the best you can. It doesn’t have to be exactly what I have here. Just something close
to that. Now I’m going to show you how to make the bottom leg section. We’ll start by
folding our dog pattern in half. It’s approximately half. This line is going to be this measurement
here. That will be where the leg section joins. You want to make sure there’s enough of a
neck there, and that’s going to be that section and enough of the tail end here. We’re making
this piece right here. It looks like the letter I. That’s the bottom leg section. This is
what you do . You fold that in half and you get a portion that looks like that. I’m going
to fold another piece of paper in half and place the half doggy inside and then trace
looking through what I already have. Trace the legs like this. I missed a little on the
belly here. Then pull that out. Then you can cut this out. Because we made it from the
drawing of our original doggy pattern, we’ll know that it’ll match up exactly when we go
to put the legs on. It just sort of goes like that. Little feet. That’s what it looks like.
I’ll show you how to make the ear pattern. Just take a small piece of paper and hold
it up to your doggy pattern. You’re just going to draw her an ear any shape you like. It
looks like a good doggy ear. That’s it. Next, I’ll show you how to make the bottom leg section.

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32 Responses

  1. fuzzymugs says:

    You should make a copy of the paper scales and scan it on to a web site so we can print it out. That would sure make my life easier.

  2. NinjaPutz says:

    Ah I see, well played Miss.

  3. Destinydudette says:

    so boring

  4. xKat12 says:

    could you make this as a cat?

  5. Lillian FullerMoore says:

    i dont wanna dog! i wanna lion

  6. Kiba Da Wolf says:

    does it have to be a specific mesurment

  7. Anais Carrasco says:

    pickys pickys

  8. Anais Carrasco says:

    @Destinydudette your boring

  9. Destinydudette says:

    @yodogster Your very boring

  10. Bahamut Zero says:

    @Destinydudette shut up, I'm boring ._.

  11. Destinydudette says:

    @TheFirstSire You think

  12. Destinydudette says:

    @TheFirstSire YOU GIRL????? or boy…

  13. Destinydudette says:

    @TheFirstSire Lol

  14. Bahamut Zero says:

    @Destinydudette I'ma girl, but the former owner was a boy, so sorry I'm not the real firstsire, my username should have been "AyumuKonno"

  15. Bahamut Zero says:

    @Destinydudette what? I'm really boring, that's why I'm being ignored ._.

  16. Destinydudette says:

    @TheFirstSire sad….

  17. Bahamut Zero says:

    @Destinydudette No time to be sad, it's plain normal

  18. Destinydudette says:

    @TheFirstSire ….. whats going on

  19. Bahamut Zero says:

    @Destinydudette nothing really =w=

  20. Louise Moore says:

    this sounds like a weird request, but could you possibly do a tutorial on how to create a stuffed butterfly toy? My lil sister is obsessed with them and I wanted to make something special for her birthday

  21. David Osias says:

    thumbs up for searching this because you like to make a puffles plush!

  22. ARC says:

    Just my miracle

  23. Wolfmaedchen says:

    Such a smart way to create the pattern, thank you!!

  24. King Heartss says:

    You need to start making one big video instead of small videos

  25. Marshmellow Ruan says:


  26. Suzie Toanone says:

    Hi Karen, why couldn't you put the actual dog plan in the description instead of having us measure it ourselves and trying to describe? You could easily scan the image to a computer then upload it and save it as a link in the description box. It would've made it so much easier for everyone.

  27. C&S says:

    Thank you. Good for beginners like me

  28. Mariela Hardy says:

    Thanks! I'm a BU alumna as we'll 🙂

  29. Ilona Mikhov says:

    This is by far the most helpful video I have seen so far as a beginner plushie toy maker! I am so pleased to have such a straight to the point video.
    There are some tutorials that I have seen that are absolutely so confusing and make no sense and this is the best one I have seen so far!!
    Thank you!

  30. Sandra Mosteller says:

    Where is part two

  31. Vedant C.S. says:

    Nice vid. Can you please show us how to cut a beagle pattern? I want to make one for my granddaughter. She adores her beagle.

  32. LEORofYAHWEH says:

    EXCELLENCE. it takes a genius to make it simple, thank you and GOD BLESS for the free tutorial, it was quite good. SHALOM. halleLujah

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