Videogame craft = win #4
With the announcement of the new Smash Brothers in development I thought it was the perfect time for some Smash Bros craft.
Peach is my favourite character in Smash Brothers. The Stitchface turnip that she can pull up is freaking awesome.
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Using the same technique from my Pokéball tutorial, Sew all the sides of the white pieces to one another, you can hand sew the pieces or you can use a sewing machine. Using a sewing machine is a lot quicker and you will also get a nicer edge.
If using a sewing machine, set the stitch to a small ‘zigzag stich’ so that it seals the corners.
Make sure the thread and bobbin are white.
You can pin the sides together with berry pins so they don’t come apart when sewing, the sewing machine will go over the pins but just make sure the needle doesn’t hit them.
Start at the longer point and sew up. Sew right on the edge for a smooth finish.
As you come to the other end leave 1cm unsewn.
Thread black DMC through big needle; tie a knot in one end.
It may help to mark the face out first with a grey lead pencil so it’s easier to follow with the thread.
Push needle into hole at top of turnip and through to the bottom left or right hand side. Pull thread tight and stitch a line going to the other side (for the mouth).
Make little knots on the ‘mouth’ making each one higher than the next, once in the middle descend again. This is so you can shape the mouth into a frown and it will stay in place.
Next, thread 3 vertical lines through the frown to form the ‘stitches’.
Move the needle up and thread diagonal lines going down to make the eyes.
Repeat eyes on other side.
Pull thread back through hole and tie off. Cut excess thread.
I used a light and dark green felt as I wanted ‘shading’ for my leaves.
If using two colours of green felt pin small leaf pattern to light green felt, cut out 3, then pin to dark green and cut another 3. If using just one colour pin and cut out 6 pieces.
Pin larger leaf pattern to light green felt and cut out 6 pieces.
If the felt has creases in it you can cover with baking paper and iron on high setting.
Leave half of the leaf unsewn. Take florist wire and bend in half, twist end, pull ends back on themselves so they are not sharp.
Push wire together making the top pointy; bend sides out to create a ‘leaf’ shape.
Push into opening of leaf and sew up rest.
Sew around the bottom really well so the wire doesn’t slip out.
Attaching the leaves onto the turnip.
I used a strong glue to help keep them in place. You do not want a PVA or other water based glue as the felt will just suck it up and won’t stick. Find a clear glue as they are quick drying and strong!
Squeeze glue into top of turnip. Start by pushing the smaller leaves (darker side down) into the turnip, making sure they are equal lengths apart.
Push the larger leaves in-between the smaller ones so they are overlapping them.
Thread needle with white and start sewing the turnip opening up.
Go close to the leaves to make sure it seals properly so no opening remains.
Tie knot and cut off excess thread.