I had the opportunity make a new children book author’s characters come to life in plush form. I love sewing projects where I get to be super creative. This author first came to me back in July 2017 to create a zombie character she wrote a book about. I just realized that I never wrote a post about it last year. I can’t believe I forgot! No worries, I will share the zombie plush I made last year and the newer characters she requested this year.
Lets start out by going back in time to July 2018. The new children’s book author came to me requesting a custom plush of her zombie character. She sent me multiple sketches of the zombie and this is when we brain stormed ideas of how I was going to make it into plush form. She first asked if I could make it posable where it can stand up or sit down. I informed her that I’ve never attempted a posable plush before so I would have to research on how to make it. We later came to a consensus that I will make the plush sitting down instead. She loved how I made the wolf plush I create and sale on my Etsy shop (here). Going off that, I started drafting the Zombie.
Here is the work in progress pictures I messaged her:
You can see from the photos above that I had to do a lot of machine embroidery, but it was well worth it. I made two of these zombies for her. Below is the final look for the zombie:
I am super proud of myself on how this zombie turned out. The author loved how the zombie turned out. The only issue was it did take me a while to create the zombies. 😔 On a good note, the author was very patient and understanding, plus she was happy to receive the zombies before her book reading that was scheduled in October.
Now fast forward to present (2019). The author invented two more characters, an alien and a werewolf, that she wanted in plush form. She contacted me again, but this time she invisioned a simpler shape for the plush form she wanted for the characters. I love the shape idea she came up with that I might make some more plushies in this shape. 😜
Here are the pictures of how the werewolf, alien, and zombie plushies came out in a more similar shape:
Aren’t they all adorable?! I had so much fun creating these for the author. 😁
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