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Toothless Plush by apache-cat Toothless Plush by apache-cat
Finally, he's done! I've been working on him fairly consistently since.. December? He is entirely hand-sewn,with each stitch knotted for durability.

Toothless is made of soft fleece, with adhesive felt eyes painted light green and sewn on.

He measures 53 inches (4 feet 5 inches, 134.62 centimeters, or 1.48 yards) from nose to tail-tip! He has a 65 inch wingspan now.

Stock photo: www.frothyruminations.com/?cat…

Want one of your own? *nooby-banana has an awesome tutorial up!: spirit-of-america.deviantart.c…


EDIT August 4, 2013:
I completely re-made the wings, butt fins, and tail fin. I added a brown tail fin with this gorgeous suede-like material (it's so soft but looks like leather), and defined his nose a little. (note: The top right image has the old wings and fins, but I am keeping it because it is a nice photo to show off the rest of his body)

Please click control+F5 or command+R if the image still shows my old, fuzzy pictures
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:iconwenyileong:
wenyileong Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
did you changed the head pattern?
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aecat Featured By Owner Edited Jun 19, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Can u post a pattern for the updated wings? And did u make an updated head pattern to define the nose?
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apache-cat Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Unfortunately I no longer have a solid copy of the pattern, as I did a lot of tweaking as I worked. BUT they are actually very simple!

The wings themselves are just two pieces, a front and back. If you want the first teaser trailer for HTTYD2 there are some great shots of toothless from the top, and you could even just trace his wing shape from there! (Wish I had that when I made him! XD His wings were updated before the Defenders of Berk toys and teaser came out)

Sew that together and flip inside out - you'll have a nice, flat shape of the wings.

After you have the shape of the wing, the "veins" are made by simply folding the wing along the vein and sewing a line. So really it's a wrinkle in the fabric, but strategically placed and sewn in place.

The "arm" of the wing was made by sewing two lines across the wing in the shape of the arm. No folding, flipping, etc., just run the wing under the machine. Stuff that and it'll bulk up!

Once that's stuffed, the wing will look a little skinny - I added a small triangle above the "arm." This piece mimics the wing membrane that is actually on Toothless's wing, while allowing it to hold it's shape once the arm is stuffed.

Hopefully this will help you, at least a little! Experiment and see what works ;D

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As for the nose, I used the same pattern from the tutorial. What I added to define the nose, was I elongated the muzzle area eeeeeeveerr so slightly, and thread-sculpted the nose. Use a good thick thread and guide it through the plush. There are great tutorials that can explain this way better than I can, just look up how to Thread Sculpt (also Needle Sculpting). :)
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WolfieBlueMoon1 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
I want one so bad :D
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TwilitExodias Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Aww it's so chibi without any claws, maybe I'll neglect to sew in tiny triangles XD
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:iconapache-cat:
apache-cat Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
hehe isn't it?? :)

I mostly neglected them because I was going for a more floppy, cuddly Toothless than a 100% accurate one (smaller wings/fins, no claws, no wiring), so if that's what you're aiming at, I'd say go for it and leave them out!

Good luck on your Toothless C:
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tatemze Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
is this your own pattern?
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apache-cat Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I based most of it off of Spirit-of-america's pattern/tutorial - which is free to use and linked in the description - but I did make some adjustments and small changes to it. ^^
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Xeerinare Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! :)
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ShmoogleOsukami Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHHHHHHHHH omg that so AWESOME!!!!!!!

Must.. make... toothless.. plushie. D:
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