Looks like Cabin 4 gets an exclusive extra craft tutorial to take home! It’s Stitches from Animal Crossing! Special thanks to hndrewaussie for all the hard work. If the blog stays up, feel free to share your own finished products! -4londe
I made up a little tutorial for making your own little Stitches!
You’ll need: appropriately colored felt or fleece (light green, dark green, blue, light purple, orange, dark orange, and white), matching thread plus brown thread (or all brown thread if you want to give him a super stitchy look), stuffing, and these pattern pieces (one, two). Be sure your printer doesn’t scale the patterns down weird!
Step one: cut out the pieces you need. These are all in Japanese but I’ve edited the pattern links in this tutorial.
Step two: because Stitches’ legs aren’t the same color as his body, cut the legs off the front and bottom pieces. Use the cut off legs to make correctly colored leg pieces, being sure to leave a little extra room along the cut lines. You’ll need extra length there for when you sew the legs back onto the body. If you’re unfamiliar with cutting out patterns, keep in mind a dotted line is a fold! Fold your fabric in half, put the dotted line up to the fold, then trace the pattern and cut it out. It’ll give you a piece twice as large as the pattern piece, mirrored at the dotted line.
Step three: the “tail” piece is actually an ear for another animal this pattern creates so cut it short to make it more like Stitches’ tail.
Step 4: take the head front and sew it along the slanted line. Cut a small strip of light purple fabric that reaches a little more than halfway down the head and sew it over your stitch. Cut a white oval and stitch that over the end. Remember to use the right colored thread! After that, stitch on the eyes, nose and mouth.
Step five: take the front of each ear piece and sew an appropriately colored circle to its center. Then place the ear back OVER the sewn circle and sew the two pieces together. Flip the piece inside out for a completed ear! Sew the arm pieces together and flip them inside out as well.
Step six: sew a strip of light purple fabric down the head back. Then, stuff the ears and place them backwards inside the front of the head (so they’ll face the right direction when flipped inside out-they’re placed wrong in this picture. it was just a really awkward picture in general to pose). Put the back of the head inside out over the ears and sew the head all together leaving a hole at the neck. Flip the head inside out and stuff it!
Step seven: put the cut leg pieces on the cut bottom and front body pieces and stitch them together. Then align the two together and stitch. Line up the back piece with the front+bottom combo and stitch it in, being sure to pin the tail on so you stitch that into its hindquarters. After that just stitch the head to the body and you’re done!
Now you have your very own naked Stitches!