christmas 2012 – hobbes

7 Jan

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This is the first of this year’s Christmas presents. This one was for my youngest niece, who is one.

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She got Hobbes, the stuffed tiger from the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. I used a pattern by seamster on Instructables.

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He took awhile, as each stripe was cut and sewn on individually. If I had it to do over again, I might use felt for the stripes. I am terrible at cutting fleece precisely, so there were a number of scrapped stripes along the way.

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As mentioned above, he was made from fleece. I stuck some of those poly beads in the bottom of the body so he’d sit upright.

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I kind of wish I’d have stuffed the body slightly less, just so he’d slump a little like Hobbes does in the comics.

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All in all, I’m pleased with the outcome. The baby, however, went straight for her brother’s stuffed animal instead of her own…

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