Some people have expressed interest in how I pattern my plushies, so here you go- how to pattern a simple standing plush animal. This wouldn't make a very nuanced pattern, but once you get good at patterning you can start tweaking your patterns into something more complex. Now you might be saying, "but Arras, this isn't really all that simple..." Well, them's the brakes. Patterning is hard! If you want some really simple, pre-made patterns you can just print out and use I suggest you check out this list
of free patterns.
A really good explanation of patterning ears- [link]
I also highly suggest checking out the rest of ~Beetlecat
's tutorials, which can be found right here
. She's a fur suit maker, but lots of her tutorials are useful for plushie making too.
Also, no, I will not give you in-depth sewing directions to go with this. If you're making your own patterns you should be good enough at using
patterns to be able to figure out how it goes together. I will tell you that I advise you sew in the following order- sew ears, attach ears to face, attach face to body, attach inside legs to body, sew tail, attach tail to body and stomach gussets, attach body and stomach gussets to body, attach pawpads, attach nose, turn out.
[EDIT: Oh also, I should probably add some modifications if you want to embroider a teddy bear nose- the only change will be the stomach gusset. Do not subtract anything from measurement f, and use the same measurement we used for the nose end of the head/body gusset as the nose end of the stomach gusset. Then once you've turned out and stuffed the plush you can embroider your nose.]