For the fall semester in toy design, we were given a sewing machine and propelled into the world of plush pattern-making. In the final project, we were given the task to create a feature-plush, or a toy that had some kind of function to it rather than just sitting there and looking cute. I thought I'd put up some process pictures as well as the final outcome!
The process was a whole lot longer and more tedious than I had ever imagined. First I had to kit-bash another monkey plush I got from CVS pharmacy (as in I ripped and tore right into the poor thing to get its patterns), make my own adjustments, completely unsure of what the heck I was doing, and then create a prototype using white fabric. After making my first monkey, (which had a HUGE FANNY and a really skinny face), I made more adjustments and created my final model.
We were also asked to design friends for this guy, so I had a BLAST creating the Zoom Squad! Here are some slides from my final presentation/portfolio
For our final presentations, we presented in front of our peers, our teachers, our head of department, as well as someone from Mattel. I made a Zoom shirt and had a black cape on and everything. I had so much fun with this project and learned a whole lot more than I ever thought I would! It was through this project that I truly began to see my future as a toy designer :).