Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Plush Car


This little car is heading over the ditch (no, not the sort of ditch that would cause a crash, the ditch between Australia and NZ).

Making this was supposed to be one of those mindless activities, you know the one where you do a search on google for 'free plush car pattern' or 'car softie tutorial' and then whip one up in a night....

Do you think I could find a pattern or tutorial for a car softie? No! Where are they all? Are they hiding? Is there a car softie site out there with really bad metadata that doesn't come up in a search engine? I mean, there must be a million stuffed cars out there, right? Have you seen any?

After a number of wasted internet hours I drafted my own pattern. Clearly it needs a whole lotta work but I do plan on developing it a little more, so if you or I haven't come across a car softie pattern or tutorial online by the time I've developed one, then I'll upload it here. How does that sound?

17 comments:

Nicola said...

So COOL Bec!

Well Done,i think it looks great!
I cant get my head around making patterns myself so im totally impressed!

Ive only ever seen 1 other stuffed car toy (ambulance actually). Its on Ric Rac's Blog......Heres the link.

http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com/2009/03/bee-bah-bee-bah-emergency-tutorial.html

M* (Melanie) said...

It's great Rebecca! And as time consuming and resource consuming making your own pattern is it is still far more rewarding than using someone else's. I will keep an eye out for one for you.

i cant sew said...

i think you might have nailed it my dear!!
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Chrisy said...

You clever thing!

Bek said...

Oh this is really cute. I am so impressed. Making patterns is not something that comes at all naturally to me. Weird that there aren't many/any tutes around. Thanks for your comment on my grannies. I just learned on Sunday too, so we share a crochet birthday.

Jetta's Nest said...

You know, I made one early last year, it was the first softie that I ever made. I got the rough idea for mine from an old soft toy book from my library.

It's blogged here if you want to have a look :)
http://jettasnest.blogspot.com/2008/05/softie-swappin.html

Jetta's Nest said...

Rude me forgot to say that I think your car is very cute!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Wow, this car is so cute! Clever you drafting up a pattern, I'm very impressed!

Molly said...

cute cute cute! and horray for boy softies. yes, please, i'd love a pattern. molly

Threaded Basil said...

It's fantastic!!! Nice work. I hope you do post a pattern - I have nothing to give friends expecting boys. ;)

Frizz said...

Pattern-smattern... I think it turned out so cool!!

Caroline D. said...

oooh, I love that! great job! Your softies are so cute.

chunkychooky (Cath) said...

...its so much better when you make your own pattern.

ArtMind said...

Oh, it's super! Can't wait to see the pattern but I'll need to lean how to sew I think... ;)

codruta said...

I tried to do one today, total disaster. The hardest part was going round the edges because the fabric fold. I would love a tutorial :)

playmobil hospital said...

This plush toy car is so cute and very cuddly. Kids in the hospital will feel safe when they have something to hug and this one will help a lot for their recovery.

TJ said...

I am looking for a race car stuffed car pillow pattern. Where did you find the one you used?
Thanks
TJ