Monday, September 24, 2012

Appa tutorial Part 4

The Feet

Only one more part to go after this!

So, first things first.  Cut out 12 foot pieces, making sure the fur grain points down. 
Next, we are going to create the toe pieces.  I free handed the toes by drawing Appa's 3 toes so that they would fit in the top of the foot pieces like so.  If you have difficulty free handing those toes, find someone with fingers narrow enough to have 3 fit in that spot and trace theirs.

 Make sure you give about an inch below the point you want to see them.  Remember, you need space to sew the toes to the foot.

You are going to need to cut 6 brown toes shiney side up and cut them to the same size as your pattern.  No need for seam allowance.  We are fray checking and hot glueing this one.

Also cut out six silver toes in the same manner, shiny side up.

Add 2 silver stripes to each toe on the brown fabric, and little silver circles to the shiny side of the silver toes.

now you are going to want to align them in head of time so that the shiny sides are out and match up, then comes the fun part.

Hot glue the edges together.  I used a high temperature hot glue gun for this.  Make sure not to hot glue yourself.  You would be surprised how often you can burn yourself doing this.

Hot glued edges together final product.  Trim off any excess showing on the wrong side and then fray check the edges.

Now to make the Appa footie sandwich.  Take one fur piece of the foot and lay it out like the image below and position the toes as depicted.

Lay another fur footie piece on top like a sandwich.  Sew across the top edge first where the toes are and then sew up the sides.

Turn it right side out and it should look like this.

 Just a picture of the inside.
 You now have feet!  Tomorrow the body and the legs!  I have to get to bed now, work comes early in the morning, as always!

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