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Poseable doll tutorial: Pt 1 by Catigma Poseable doll tutorial: Pt 1 by Catigma
I've gotten quite the amount of questions on how to make a poseable doll in the clay/fur combination. It seems people like to keep this a secret, as I was looking for answers to this myself before i figured it out on my own.

Well, if you have some experience with claying/sewing, it's really not that hard. It just requires time, effort and patience.

When I first wanted to make this, I had to look quite hard to get the materials I needed, as in the fake fur. In a fabricstore, the fake furs was really, REALLY expensive, so i got the tip to go and buy a furry blanket. And so I did, worked out just fine :D

In the tutorial I've mentioned the ladder stitch. It is quite important to know some kind of invisible stitch, to make this look good, so here's a youtube video I found that shows well how to do the ladderstitch..

This might not be the best tutorial in the world, seen as it is drawn loosly in PS, but I hope it can be helpful at some level :)

Part two can be found here:
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shadowfurXD Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Artist
Is it okay to bake it with the head on the skeleton?
Catigma Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, as long as you make sure no clay parts gets destroyed during baking. The heads are usually pretty heavy and weighs the whole frame down. I usually wing it till' the moment i'm about to put it in the oven :)
shadowfurXD Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Artist
Ok, thanks so much!
bear48 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional
Sayoko900 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Hi. I am totally going to give this a try. I have been attempting this myself for sometime, so this helped a lot. I'm not very good at sewing. >>;

I have one question, though. What size wire do you use? I know it has to be sturdy, but of course you want  it to be somewhat easy to bend. o-o
Vulcade Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm making one now, it's a cat. I'm gonna use real fur (possum).
Hama-Girl Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What thickness wire is that?
kophii Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
What type and gauge of wire do you use? 
RoseandherThorns Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Thank you for putting out this tutorial. I have been looking everywhere for this.
maridevil Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Thanks, I've been looking for some type of inside scoop on how to make plushies a bit more posable/movable.
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