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Making Fetlocks Pt 3 (Plus Sewing Hooves) by Drachefrau Making Fetlocks Pt 3 (Plus Sewing Hooves) by Drachefrau
Part 3 for the Fetlock & Hooves series! If you want to flatten the hoof bottom out, you can cut out some cardboard and put it in the hoof bottom before you stuff the plushie. Additionally, adding plastic plush pellets can be used to weigh the hooves down and provide better stability.

Thank you for looking at my tutorial; I really hope it helps you in your quest for plushie fetlocks & hooves!

Part 1: [link]
Part 2: [link]

MLP: FIM belongs to Hasbro & Ms. Faust; the pattern and method are my own creation. Feel free to use the tutorial, just link back what you make with it so I can see all those lovely plushies!!
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Crystalheart9 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent!
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Drachefrau Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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Crystalheart9 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome, great job:clap:
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CheckBit Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to make this tutorial! Lots of great tips, and now I know what I have been doing wrong in getting nice rounded hooves Sweating a little...  
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Drachefrau Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome! :D I know hooves were the pony part I hated making most. Now it's manes and tails with lots of swirls. ;)
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katlynne27 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
thank you very much for this
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Drachefrau Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome; I hope it's helpful for you!
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katlynne27 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
if only i'd seen this before i finished big mac :P
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Drachefrau Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, you can use it for your next stallion, at least. Hope you find them helpful!
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floofloobunny Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for making this tutorial. its an invaluable asset to any plush maker. I have looked and looked and came across only broken links on the web and am so thankful you have shown the way to making rounded plush feet.

Im also going to get some pinking shears, that seems like a really great tip. Thanks again!
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Drachefrau Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it! Hopefully it works out well for you. I still get the occasional wonky hoof, but they usually work out just fine. It does seem odd that there is no information on the internet about how to do this. Maybe now that this tutorial is out, someone else will show how THEY do it, and all the plushie artists will benefit! :D
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Vegeto-UchihaPortgas Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow..thanks for this tutorial!!! :3
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Drachefrau Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem; you are very welcome. :D
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Vegeto-UchihaPortgas Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
;3
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome! :D
Though it's kind of hard to see how the pinking shears saved several hours. :O
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Drachefrau Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Well, the process I did before involved regular fabric scissors to trim all the seams down, then using said scissors to cut tons and tons of triangles and snips out. Ouch...my hand cramps just thinking about it. One of the reasons "Butt Pony" (first plushie attempt ever...still in folder if you want to gape at her horrific majesty) turned out the way she did was because I didn't know you had to cut the seams. I could have probably done less triangles, but I had recurring fears "Butt Pony" was going to make a return, so I did more. I am so in love with my pinking shears now!
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh wow. Triangles huh? I always just cut the seam edges straight at about 1/8" and haven't had any problems, but that's with minky which has virtually no fray. What made ultra cuddle cool, though it frayed like crazy, is you hardly had to cut it at all even with a 3/4" seam allowance. It was so soft everything would virtually "melt" into place. :D
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Drachefrau Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, the first half-dozen plushes I did were in cheap cotton or fleece, so maybe I got some bad habits as a result. Still faster w/the shears, so I guess it worked out in the end. ;)
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, I do like the idea, and we have some. :D I just wouldn't want to sharpen them. ^^;
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Drachefrau Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, I am dreading that! My local Jo-Ann's offers a sharpening service every month, I'll probably hit them up when it's time.
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Doesn't that cost money though? I prefer the Dremel tool myself. :D
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Drachefrau Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, yeah, I guess it would cost money. Of course, I'm sure I would manage to destroy my scissors if I used our dremel, so I'd rather pay money and have it done right. ;) They're holding up so far, so I'm not overly concerned...yet. :D
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caroarte Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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Drachefrau Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Welcome!
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caroarte Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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WillWorkForWaffles Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for posting this! Very helpful!! I'll have to give it a try :)
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Drachefrau Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very welcome. Have fun!
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