I’m making custom Ratchet and Clank plushies. As with my cosplay post, this will be updated as I add things. For now, here’s a completed male Lombax and pattern. I’ll also be adding mods to make a female lombax, Clank, and clothing for your little cuddly space-cat.

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These do NOT include seam allowances. Make sure to add in about 1/3 inch.

Right click and open image in a new window, then print these on 8 ½ by 11 inch paper. Plush will be bout 24 in (60cm) tall.

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The nails shud be made from scrap white fabric (dollar store handkerchief works well).

I also added in 1/8 inch armature wire to my plush, in the ears, arms, fingers, legs and tail for poseability. You’ll need about 2/3 one pack for that.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Body

Forewarning: this is NOT a beginner’s pattern, assumes you already know sewing basics. You CAN do this with only a needle and thread, no complex stitching is needed.

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Time:

Weekend Project

Final Size:

Approx 24 in/ 60 cm

Materials:

  • 1/2 yard (1/2 meter of standard 48 in bolt) fleece, minky, or similarly soft and cuddly fabrics, in yellow.

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If you want the yellow I used, it’s from Joann’s:

http://www.joann.com/blizzard-fleec…

  • A quilting square or handkercheif (or two) worth of white fabric. You probably have enough scrap lying around the house. This is for the nails, and purely optional, especially if you’re making boots for your little fuzzball.
  • A tuft of yellow faux fur for the tip of the tail (if you want it fuzzy)
  • A printout of the five pattern pieces above (I strongly suggest duplicating anything with an x4 attached so you can lay out all your pieces more easily)
  • A square of cardstock or thin cardboard (I used a piece of an IKEA box) Amazon boxes or similar are too thick
  • 1 package of 1/8’ diameter armature wire (I got mine at Blick, you can use the link below)

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http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Richeson-…

  • 1 sheet of Nu-foam or batting (for the ears)
  • Thread, hand needle
  • Brown fabric marker (I use Marvy)

http://www.amazon.com/Uchida-722-C-6…

Steps:

1. Cut out the pattern pieces, taping the two halves of the hands together. Lay them out on your fleece.

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2. Cut out all the pieces with a seam allowance. To make it easier for sewing, I also completely mark every piece. Time consuming, but some of these seams are VERY tight.

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OPTIONAL: TOENAILS

Sew “big toes” on one side, small on two, and flip inside out.

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Stuff, then sew right sides together to bottom of feet, overlapping slightly. Set aside for now.

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3. EARS

Sew right sides together, top and bottom of ear.

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Cut out batting wedges.

Flip ear inside out and stuff with batting wedge.

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4. HEAD

Sew cheeks, right sides together

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Sew two head sides together from nose to neck.

Sew in the top of the head, right sides together. The top head piece will curve around, but stop above the cheeks on the backside. Sew the two side pieces together where the top of the head ends.

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Flip head inside out, stuff, and hand-sew on the ears. This is a good time to use your fabric markers to add in Lombax stripes.

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5. FEET

Sew the long strip of fabric around the foot bottoms, right sides together

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Flatten the feet to profile and cut off the rectangular piece at an angle, so the front of the foot is thin while the back is thick, then sew the top of the foot on, wrong sides together, and flip out.

Set aside.

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6. BODY

Sew front body together, right sides together

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Sew legs together, only at the crotch

Sew the front body to legs, gathering so that the edges of the body and legs meet- this will create hips. Trim the legs down if you want PS2 Ratchet, who did not have hips of any kind.

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Sew tail, wrong side out, in between the two back center pieces, then sew the legs to that, same as the front. Add on a tail puff if you want to here.

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Sew front and back together from neck to arm-hole ONLY and set aside.

You now have a head, two feet, and a body- time for the hard part, the arms.

7. ARMS

Separate and pin fingers. Sew hands and flip right-side out.

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Begin cutting out wire to go into the fingers. This will give structure.

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Duct tape the finger wire together, then insert the wire frame hand inside the arm.

Hands!

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Sew arms into armholes, then straight down the sides to the legs.

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Sew inner crotch and flip right side out.

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8. Finish and Stuff

If you have been doing this work on the sewing machine, there’s no more machine sewing left. The rest is all hand stitching/

Cut out cardboard to go inside the bottoms of the feet, so they stay flat when stuffed.

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Cut out wire for arms and legs so the toy is poseable.

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Slide the cardboard into the soles of the feet, then stitch the back of the feet up.

Stuff and attach feet to legs by hand

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Sew up the back and attach the head by hand. Add additional stripes to arms (Ratchet, Angela, or Alister, but NOT Kaden) tail, and tummy.

Doll clothes patterns and Clank will be coming soon.

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WHAT TIME IS IT?

Time to have a not-naked Lomabx. Like the plush, remember to include a seam allowance. Good? Good.

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MOVIE SHIRT:

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PANTS (Ratchet’s pants from most games- the original- 2/Going Commando, 3/Up Your Arsenal, Tools of Destruction, Quest for Booty, and the new movie/game use the same pants, just with different color schemes and kneepads. Ratchet’s one-piece jumpsuits from A Crack in Time to Into the Nexus are a bit different and will be covered later)