Wednesday, January 27, 2010

tutorial: the making of mr. seahorse


Ok...I love the seahorse costume so much, I've decided to make a seahorse doll and I thought I'd share my tutorial for everyone to enjoy!  This is such a fun project...The tail can be frustrating, hence I've made 2 versions of this pattern.  The first one is the original Seahorse as pictured above...it has longer curly tail which is extremely difficult to turn if you don't have a loop turner!  That's why I made version 2, a stubbier and shorter tail, which should be easier to turn :p...I don't want you all to curse me, you see... :).  Enjoy and PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE share a link of your finished product or email me your finished product :).  I would soooo love to see  your version :).



58 comments:

  1. I love this seahorse and all of your creation! I want to cite your site on my blog this afternoon!

    Laura

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  2. the cutest seahorse in the world :)
    thanks fot the tutorial mbak lia.

    love,
    puri

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  3. That's such a cute seahorse. I think my little girl would love a doll like that. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  4. I am trying to figure out when you sleep, haha. Very nice!

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  5. This is adorable! My sewing to-do list keeps getting longer and longer, but my time for sewing is either staying the same or getting shorter! I want to make one right now instead of going to work! lol

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  6. you did it again!
    it looks great!!

    so cute!!

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  7. niiiiicely done lia.. because am such a lazy mother, am just gonna order one from u.. can i? ;)

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  8. Aww, this is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing this little guy, I'll be linking.

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  9. He's super cute! I am going to put him on my stuff to make list.

    Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  10. Thanks for this tutorial!! It's so nice!

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  11. It is so cute! I can't wait to try and make one. Thank you so much for this tutorial & pattern!

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  12. Thank you so much for this tuto... it's so cute.
    I just did one for my daughter and she loves it ;-)

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  13. how cute! thanks for sharing.

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  14. Love the seahorse and have 2 little girls that will love it when they
    get a little older - Thanks for the tutorial.

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  15. Thanks for sharing your pattern Lia. I have put a link to you on my freebies blog...hugs Khris

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  16. Lia! So cute! My son was a seahorse in his kindergarten play and I needed a "baby" for his pouch. This was PERFECT. He loves it and now sleeps with it every night. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing!

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  17. As soon as I saw this, I knew I had to make one. Thanks for the pattern! http://coatswiththemost.blogspot.com/2010/03/seahorse.html

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  18. LOVE IT !!!! Will love to try and make one :) Thank You for sharing !

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  19. I tried yesterday and it was so fun that I made 3 already !!! I will post about it soon and will keep you updated ...

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  20. I made one! I love it! I blogged about it as well (I think just click on my name) -
    Thanks for the beautiful pattern~

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  21. I just made my first seahorse last night! And I can safely say that it won't be my last one! It was so fun and easy and turned out adorable.
    Here's a link to my little guy h ttp://www.r2girls.com/blog/2010/05/i-made-a-seahorse/
    Thanks for sharing the pattern! Keep up the great work.

    sonia
    sonia@r2girls.com
    r2girls.com/blog

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  22. Hi Lia, thanks for sharing this gorgeous pattern. I have made two seahorses this week and am so pleased with how they both turned out. You can see them on my blog http://littlecloudfactory.blogspot.com/2010/07/cedric-seahorse.html
    Looking forward to making more :)

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  23. This guy is so cute! One of the girls from my sewing group made him as a heat pack on the weekend - he turned out really well, as it was her first sewing project. you can see a photo of him on my blog herehttp://ramblingsoffyrefairee.blogspot.com/2010/08/sewing-group.html.
    thanks for the awesome pattern!

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  24. Oh, this is DARLING! I can't wait to make one. Do you think that sewing a long cord to the right side of the tail, and then pulling that to turn the tail right side out, and then trimming that cord off would work? Hmm. I think I will try it and let you know!
    Thanks for the tute.

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  25. Your seahorse is quite cute! Thank you for sharing!

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  26. It´s so nice! Thanks for the tutorial!
    Greetings from Germany
    Sabine
    http://www.farbenmix.de/inspiration/2010/10/14/seepferdchen-naehen-schnittmuster/

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  27. Vielen Dank ich Liebe Seepferde besitze sogar ein Seepferd Tattoo. Liebe Grüße Franzi

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  28. http://franziline.blogspot.com/2010/10/seepferdchen.html

    Liebe Grüße Franzi

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  29. Thank you very much for your tutorial,Lia!

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  30. Hi Lia! I just finished my first sea horse, and it certainly won't be my last. I <3 <3 <3 it!

    I don't have a Flickr stream yet, but you can see pics of my sea horse at
    http://skemommlenskedaddle.blogspot.com/2010/10/lias-sea-horse-pattern.html

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  31. Thank you so much for sharing this cute tutorial. I have to sew this seahorse in the next days, because my daughter want it so much.
    Greetings from Germany,
    prinzesssin

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  32. How do I send you a picture of my 2-D stitched version?
    Amy in Ca

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  33. too cute!
    I have included it in my Christmas Gifts To Sew round up
    http://jojoebi.blogspot.com/2010/10/lots-of-gifts-to-sew.html
    thanks
    jo

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  34. This is a gorgeous pattern so cute. Thank you for sharing! Here's my seahorse http://emmalm.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/some-more-soft-toys/

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  35. Hi!
    I've just realized a personal Mr. Seahorse with a old pair of jeans, and bottons...many thanks for your clear istructions!
    Let me know your opinion, please!
    You'll find on my blog:
    http://pensieribisbetici.blogspot.com/2011/01/ricapitolando.html

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  36. It's perfect! My 4 yo decided to have a mermaid room a few months ago, but other than the colours in her accessories, she does not have much to make it look like a mermaid room. I'm going to have to make this for her bed! What a great tutorial, thank you!

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  37. I made one I included a pouch on the front because it was for a school project but the pouch was hard. www.digitalfowlers.blogspot.com

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  38. Your Seahorse was soooo cute that I couldn't resist!that's the result!His name is HyppoKant: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bEj0hr0W_bQ/TchMDvRNdJI/AAAAAAAAAOg/1Ig06E1dUlg/s1600/lato1.jpg
    Valentina

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  39. thanks for the pattern on Mr. Seahorse. I'm making him as a toy drop for the toy society. Once done, I'll send you a link as a thank you!!!

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  40. Thans for the pattern ! You can see mine there : http://lacaseacigales.canalblog.com/

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  41. Thanks for the pattern and the instruction. My seehorse (and some other animals) can be found at http://www.mosabuam.com/2012/01/stofftierproduktion

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  42. such a cute pattern! i made one for my sister's birthday the other day, she loves it!
    http://lunatixneedlework.blogspot.de/2012/03/gestern-war-geburtstag.html
    and i made another one as a present for my friend's newborn.
    greets lunatix

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  43. Here's the link to mine that I just made today. :) http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/536539_2891629453190_1333885789_32179603_443510128_n.jpg
    Thank you for the pattern! I made it with an old t-shirt. Recycling is great! lol

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  44. Thanks for the Mr. Seahorse pattern. I made one for my 1st Grandchild (a girl). The 1st picture (ultra-sound) my daughter showed me, the baby looked like a little Seahorse, thus the nickname stuck....Seahorse. So, I HAD to make this Seahorse. Thanks again

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  45. Thank you, for the seahorse pattern, I have made one for the Mirabel Foundation for children at Christmas, some lucky child will receive her/him at Christmas this year,had fun making her/him, think I will have to make one for me. (:

    Here is a link to mine www.cathysews.com.au and you will be able to read more about the Mirabel Foundation

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  46. Just love your seahorse I have made 2 now one for Mirabel Foundation and the other one was going to be for me but sending it to my granddaughter so I will have to make a third one.
    Here is my project site with the picture of the seahorse in the toy folder

    www.cathysews.com.au

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    1. Love your yellow seahorse :)...thanks for sharing

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  47. A very cute seahorse. I have to try making my own and I will show you a picture of the result :-)

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  48. Sorry about answering twice I thought it hadn't work the first time then I gave it another go and I thought it didn't work again so I gave up.

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  49. My version and this time it's a Ms. Seahorse :)

    http://hanna-naa.blogspot.fi/2012/08/ei-neiti-meriheina.html (in Finnish)

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  50. Thanks for this cool pattern. Here's my seahorse : http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/seahorse.

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  51. Hi Lia!

    One of your seahorses was born today in Germany:

    http://casachaotica.blogspot.de/2012/12/nahmuttis-strike-again.html

    Thanx for the tutorial!

    Daniela

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  52. I also made this, for my 8 month year old daughter. When she got it this morning, she laughed out loud and was really happy :)

    Your blog, and the seahorse got a little space in a norwegian magazine called rom 123 :)

    my seahorse:
    http://apolkadot.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/ms-flower-irils-seahorse/


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  53. Hmm.... i´m trying to post my version of the seahorse?

    http://apolkadot.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/ms-flower-irils-seahorse/

    Your blog and mr. seahorse got a little space in a Norwegian magazine called rom 123!

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  54. my version for my daughter

    http://apolkadot.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/ms-flower-irils-seahorse/

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