toastypk (toastypk) wrote in pkmncollectors,

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Question about custom plush making - faces

For a while now, I've been mentally blueprinting out my plan to make a custom Sunflora. (Omigosh!)

I have two sizes theorized: One that's about a foot tall, and one that's more like a foot and a half tall. (Maybe if I'm pressed for it, I might make a life-size 2'07" one!) I'll likely hold commissions too, it would be fun, plus it would be money that I could definately use. You'll just have to tell me if the prices I pitch later on are too outlandish. (I want to make as much as I can off them, but I don't want to overprice.) But that's for later.

There is one aspect of the design that I'm having a lot of trouble planning: Sunflora's face.


The only thing I could think of would be cutting out the shapes for her eyes and mouth and sewing them together.... but it would look really ugly and sketchy, especially if the head portion has already been completed. I know a lot of official Pokeplushes have facial features embroidered, or in some cases some kind of smooth iron-on thing, like with that Flygon plush... but I know firsthand that if you do it the Flygon way, they will eventually come off. (Years of love directed toward my flygon doll has resulted in one of his eyes peeled away, and the other one not too far off.

What is the best way to put facial features on? And one that will last?
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