How to make a cutsom balto plush!!!

How to make a cutsom balto plush!!!

This is a little help on how to turn a normal plush you can find at a thrift store or just have into a cutom!

Some of us would like to be able to make custom plush toys, but you lack the fabric, patterns, designs, or talent to make them. Well, I have a solution that everybody can afford and manage: Make them out of other plush dolls!











Supplies you will need:


1. Sewing needle.


2. Thread.


3. Fabric markers.


4. Felt.


5. If necessary, fabric. (Hobby Lobby is a good place to buy)


6. An old plush.


7. character ref (make sure your base is the same animals or close)


8. Old gift card (I cut out the shade, cover it with paper and use this as the eyes)


9. Markers of all colors (eye color)


10. White fur (for fills)


11. All purpose house hold glue/cement (for those who don't sew well, this should not be used for everything!)


NOTE: You will also need to make sure your lines for fur patterns and markings are VERY neat!!!!




Helpful Tips:

-Make sure you have EVERYTHING mapped out or you might possibly ruin your plush.




-Make sure you never make too big of a change, practice on a smaller character before you do a really big one.


-You shouldn't your expectations too high on your first plush, mistakes can happen.


How to color you plush

Take your fabric maker and slowly start adding color to your plush. white and grey plushes are best for coloring on.


How to do the eyes!
First before adding or gluing on the eyes, make sure they look good! As you can see, not all of my plushes have cartoon eyes. That's because some plushes look better with normal and realistic eyes.


step 1. Cut out your eyes.


step 2.  Grab a piece of paper and trace your eyes onto it. Once you've done that, cut them out and stick it to your piece.


step 3. Draw your eyes onto the piece (make sure you color it BEFORE adding the pupil), then leave 1-2 white spots in the eye when coloring.


step 4. Before gluing the eyes on, hold them up to the plush and see how they look first. If you're happy with the results, grab your glue and glue them over top of the existing eyes. Let it dry for awhile (24hrs) and you're good to go!




The End Result:





Eye template:






Modified by a moderator on 9/24/16



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February 08, 2018
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ahhhhhh!!! I love it , thanks for this , I want to make more of my favorite characters

October 03, 2013
Uk Female Is not currently on the site
Fluff Stuff
This is a super idea, Alpha! A flash of sheer brilliance!

October 02, 2013
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Nice ideas! Where did you get the sled? My dad made me one for my "stand in" Balto plush.

March 17, 2013
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This Is cool ! :) I'll Have to try sometime.

September 26, 2012
Usa Is not currently on the site
thanks everyone! This is a really good idea for those who don't have the resources to make one from all materials.

mighty> thanks!

woof> thank you very much! I wanna see if you make one!

September 23, 2012
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Path of the Demon
Nice idea! I probably won't ever do this though.

September 21, 2012
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
My favorite is the Steele plushie! :)

September 21, 2012
Uk Is not currently on the site
Cool, I'm gonna try this. Looks soooo much fun. Haha, maybe I can make some of my charries into plushies! Lol. But seriously, this is a fantastic tutorial, you are an artist, Jenn.

September 18, 2012
Usa Is not currently on the site
it's a really good way of making them XD

September 18, 2012
Usa Male Is not currently on the site
Wow nice!I might try this.

September 18, 2012
Usa Is not currently on the site
lol I own like, 3 build-a-bear huskies!

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