Felt pig

This pattern is popular enough for a French site to steal, so I guess it’s time to bring it into the new site. Let’s jump in the time machine, and travel back to 2007. Back to a year when Oscar the Viking still had an upper cover, and the Kunin website had some simple dog […]

Mochi color reference

In the course of organizing the work room, I uncovered my Shannon reference card and decided to build an equivalent for mochi (JoAnn’s “Pure Plush“) and compare the two fabrics color-wise. I don’t have a complete set yet, though now I have everything my local stores have had and a couple of others besides. There […]

Mastering mochi, round 2

I’ve spent a little more time working with the Pure Plush, a/k/a mochi, from JoAnn, and I have some more thoughts. It’s 94% polyester, 6% spandex. That may not seem like a lot of spandex, but it’s all in the backing (I assume?) so the stretch is the same as a higher percent in a […]

Mastering mochi

Mochi, a kind of minky fleece that is extremely short-pile and that, inexplicably, includes spandex so it’s absurdly stretchy, is the new hotness in some circles. I got some by accident, hated trying to align it while sewing, and decided I hated it. But then I started seeing new, irresistible patterns, and there is something […]

Blossom the Bear and Skip the Rabbit

Many, many years ago, in a previous incarnation of this blog, I re-posted the salvaged patterns from when Kunin Felt re-designed their blog. They have a project page again, but with different patterns. Well, the Internet Archive never forgets, and some of the old projects are still around. Blossom Bear is present and accounted for. […]

Sewing plushies with cosplay, costume, and special occasion fabrics

I am a sucker for novelty fabrics, so right now – coming up on Halloween in a year that’s seen fabric stores (well, JoAnn anyway) lean hard into the cosplay trend – is catnip for me. I was just picking up some thread when a check of the remnant section turned up some of the […]

More standing plush dragons

Now that I have a breeding pair, getting the shop stocked with these should go much faster. All the new colors of beanie dragons have been eating up my time, but hopefully I’ll get the conventional machine out this weekend. I’ll sew the larger version of these and see what needs tweaked in that pattern.