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MLP Plushie Tutorial: Attaching Manes and Tails by MLPPlushies MLP Plushie Tutorial: Attaching Manes and Tails by MLPPlushies
Yay, I finally made that tutorial I promised in my tutorial request poll! :w00t:

So, this is basically an extension/part 2 of my ladder stitch tutorial, which can be found here: [link]

Hope you guys find it useful!

Thanks!

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:iconpinkheartwolf123:
pinkheartwolf123 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
hi
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dirie1212 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
thanks to you i made 1Censored Jamming to mah stereo Bounce Linux/Unix Strong! Mangapunksai Hesitation DA Prints Fella moons you Added to my devWatch! Judge Wizard Hat, complete with Wizard Fire! Poof! Airborne Headbang! Ashamed 
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:iconartkittyprime:
ArtKittyPrime Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Awesome. I've been trying to figure out how to attack the manes and tails onto plushies. This'll really help. :) (Smile) 
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:iconkamawu00:
kamawu00 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist
nice                                                                   like!!!!:happybounce: 
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:iconpepsi-coia:
Pepsi-CoIa Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awesome i love how you showed the steps
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:iconsapphire-stitch:
Sapphire-Stitch Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great tutorial~
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:iconmidnightblast:
MidnightBlast Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OOOH sewing that to her butt gotta hurt
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:iconitachifan9:
itachifan9 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student General Artist
omg I have been looking every where to find a way to attach the mane and tail this is amazing thank you so much~ 
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:iconvixiponyartist:
VixiPonyArtist Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hey beside the stitches you use, where can i find how to make the complete plush.
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:iconilikethequiet:
ilikethequiet Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I found this super helpful, I always have problems attaching my manes and tails.
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:iconroxie-03:
Roxie-03 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will tell mum to do something like that for my birthday!
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:iconadutelluma:
Adutelluma Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for this tuto! :hug:
I made my plushies for young children here: adutelluma.deviantart.com/art/…
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:iconlovepinkiepiexd:
LovePinkiePiexd Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
cool
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:iconrainbowdashsister:
RainbowDashSister Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Can  I have the pattern

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:iconilluminatedface:
illuminatedface Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Love this! Very helpful! Could you do a tutorial on the  basics of hand embroidering, and how to do mane details eyes or cutie marks by hand?
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Aithusa308 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for this tutorial! It will really help with my rainbow dash plush but I was wondering how I would attach my Pegasus wings that are already stuffed and has a wire in it to RD? I want them to stand up so I can pose them... Any suggestions? Thanks! :D
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NyankoYuki Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could you maybe do a tutorial on how to do a mane w/a horn through it like Lyra, the Princesses and Twilight? I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the idea lol

 And I don't want the mane to look goofy if I do it wrong... :(
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:iconnyankoyuki:
NyankoYuki Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, I think I understand. It's hard to explain, so I used Paint (laptop trackpads aren't the best drawing tools...): img.photobucket.com/albums/v34...

I guess what I'm trying to confirm is that you sew the forelock like normal but leaving a measured hole for the horn (when you make the pattern) and then you would sew the edge of the holes on the top and bottom pieces together and put it over the horn and stuff it carefully.
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep, it sounds like you have it exactly right! I know it sounds complicated, but in reality, once you physically have the pattern pieces cut out and you start sewing them, you will easily be able to tell how everything is supposed to come together. 

Anyway, good luck! I hope your project turns out well! :)
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:iconnyankoyuki:
NyankoYuki Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I will definitely try to make a tutorial about this in the future, but in the meantime, I drew a little diagram just so you can visualize it better... oi43.tinypic.com/adnvvn.jpg

First of all, when you're making the forelock pattern, it's best to have the horn already positioned and attached/sewed to the pony's head. Then just use paper or paper towels or something and lay it on the head, cutting out space for the horn. Then cut out the rest of the pattern/shape.
 
Basically, all you really have to do is cut out two forelock pieces, with circles cut out of them as shown in the image. Then you sew the outer edges of the two pieces together as you usually would (inside out). After you turn it right side out, you'll have a nice closed forelock piece, except for the big gap where you cut out the circle. At this point, all you need to do is ladder stitch (here's a good tutorial showing how to do it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHWD1q... the edges of the inside of that circle, going all the way around. So really, you're just ladder stitching something kind of like the inside hole of a doughnut. Then you can simply slip the horn right through the hole, and if you want, you can sew the edges of the hole to the sides of the horn to make sure that the forelock won't ride up the horn, and that it will stay flat against the head. 

Anyway, hope that helps a little bit! And don't worry about it looking goofy - the ladder stitching part can be tricky, but once it's up against the horn, it will be difficult to notice any mistakes. :)
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NyankoYuki Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Somehow I messed up the reply... but it is above your comment...

Just looking for feedback, make sure I have the right idea. lol
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MIKU01234 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
YOU MAID THAT!!!!!!??? *sugoi*
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, yes! Thank you :)
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:iconmiku01234:
MIKU01234 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
-^0^-
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MIKU01234 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
jejje is cute x3
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)
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:iconjackiereaper:
JackieReaper Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg: YOU MAID THAT!!!!!!???
THAT IS AMAZING!!!!
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, yes, I did! :) Thank you!
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:icontheartgirl19807:
theartgirl19807 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Can you make a tutorial on creating manes? (Not sure if you already have one.)
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I definitely hope to make more tutorials as soon as I have the time, and creating manes is one of them :) So yes, it's on my to-do list! Thanks for the suggestion! :D
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:icontheartgirl19807:
theartgirl19807 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Welcome!
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:iconsapphire-stitch:
Sapphire-Stitch Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the tutorial. I just wish I could make good manes in the first place!
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! I'm glad you found it helpful! :) And yes, making manes can be difficult at first... But just remember, practice makes perfect! I promise it gets easier the more time you spend working on your patterns!
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:iconblazingstreak:
BlazingStreak Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Awesome tutorial :) I just started making my first plushie today (Twilight) and this is going to be a huge help.
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad you found it helpful :) Good luck with your plushie! :D
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:iconcoolkk892:
coolkk892 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
But thanks for posting the tutorial.
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:iconcoolkk892:
coolkk892 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Well than how am I supposed nto make fluttershy's mane?
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What do you mean? You can attach Fluttershy's mane the exact same way as shown in the tutorial :)
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:iconsoranetame:
soranetame Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think he is wondering how to MAKE the actually mane...
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:icontoshiko-paws:
Toshiko-paws Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you for making this tutorial, i figured i was always doin something wrong cause you could see the stitches where i try to do my "ladder" stitch, this makes so much more sense <3
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, no problem! I'm glad it helped you! :)
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:iconhogbroom:
Hogbroom Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can confirm that what abacusa said is true. It IS a big help for beginners. /):D/)
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thanks! Glad you found it helpful! :heart:
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:iconhogbroom:
Hogbroom Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome. And I really did. I'm doing Derpy for my first one. :)
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:iconabacusa:
abacusa Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! Finally! I was trying to figure out how to attach the mane and tail to my plushie for sooo long, hahah! Thanks for making a tutorial, it's a big help for every beginner! :D
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, I'm so glad you found it helpful! Thank you! :D
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:iconjanuary3rd:
January3rd Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Very helpful, Thank you.
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! Glad you found it useful! :)
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:icontoodleticklespony:
Toodleticklespony Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to make a pinkie pie fursuit so this is useful thanks!
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