I recently joined Skillshare and immeditately chose Andrea' plush making class because her tutorials were so accesible and the end results so darn cute!
I decided to create my first plush of my 9-year old cat, Willow.
I thought "Mapping the Design" tutorial was useful and a necessary part of my plush-making as it made me realize how important it was to conceptualize and "early edit" your plush without having to waste material and time.
There was a mistake that I haven't foreseen-- when I stitched the inner part of WIllow's ear to the outer part, I forgot that the stitches on the back could be seen! I took this as an opportunity to be creative and just stuffed the ears instead! The ears' being crooked was also serendipitous.
This inspired me to make a plush of my boyfriend and to make sure Boyfriend 2.0 wasn't lonely, I had to make a 2.0 version of me as well.
The mistake I made with Boyfriend 2.0 was that the outlines I drew were too dark for his pinkish skin so you see a bit of it on the finished product. Nonetheless, my boyfriend still loves his blemished alter-ego.
Lastly, I made a plush of my Border Collie, Dancer! This was my absolute favourite. Just as Andrea has said, the plush doesn't have to be a replica of your pet; its quirky features are enough to say what it was inspired from and give the plush a transformation of its own.