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Plush Hair tutorial by nitanita Plush Hair tutorial by nitanita
I know it isn't right to ask for it, but PLEASE, if you use this tutorial:

:bulletblue: Comment with a link to your work
:bulletblue: Give me credits in the description.

Thanks! ^^
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A lot of people have asked me how to make hair. Other plush makers like Pheleon
have made really good tutorials, so I made one too.
I've made so many tutorials I don't think I have any secret left to share about my plushes. Soon no one will need me to make more.
:iconruncryplz:

1. I always start with the front part. A big piece with more or less the shape of the character's hair
2. A lot of people glues the hair, but I prefer to sew it. As the felt is thick, it's easy to hide the seam.
3.Cut smaller pieces and put them below to make the sideburns.
4.I cut another piece of felt with a similar shape but slightly smaller and, if needed, some little triangles like in the photo, to make it look more realistic.
6-7. For the sides, cut a longpiece with both tips pointed.
Sew it along the head
8.I use to make the back part in layers, although it depends on the kind of plush. The first layer is the lowest and narrowest.
9. I then cut 3 or 5 more layers, as well as little triangles to fill the spaces.
10. For making plushes it's easiest to improvise as you go, specially while making the hair. Depending on the character you can use more or less layers, and make them bigger or smaller.

I hope this has helped ^^

PLUSH BODY TUTORIAL: [link]
PLUSH EYE TUTORIAL: [link]
PLUSH HEAD TUTORIAL: [link]
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:iconniqadolohova:
NiqaDolohova Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've used your tutorial for the hair for my little felt doll
dolohovfangirl.deviantart.com/…

Thank you!
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iSpazzyKitty Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making this. :D It really helped me out.  I'll link you the project when I finish it. ^^
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:iconthe-midnight-fairy:
the-midnight-fairy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Student General Artist
WOW O_______O GREAT tutorial!! THanks!
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:iconitsallaboutmyeye:
ITSALLABOUTMYEYE Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
ah, I see, you just layer pieces on. pretty cool.
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:icondark-angel167:
Dark-Angel167 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This may seem like a daft question but what stitch do you use to sew the hair? It looks like on the back you've folded the felt over so is it hidden stitch? And is it the same all over? Thanks ^^ 
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:iconnitanita:
nitanita Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
I'm sorry, I don't know anything about sew or stitches, I just improvise. when I sew, I do not go through the entire thickness of the felt, I just stick the needle just half the thickness,
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:icondark-angel167:
Dark-Angel167 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh okay thank you 
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:iconsilberfuchs15:
Silberfuchs15 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
bravo !!!
cool plush pattern
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:iconnitanita:
nitanita Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
thanks a lot!
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:iconsilberfuchs15:
Silberfuchs15 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
^_^
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:iconqueenofawesome3987:
QueenOfAwesome3987 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student General Artist
HOLY COW!!! Those plushies look professional! Like, so professional it's like the ones I would buy at an anime con! If you don't already, i suggest selling these, you would be rich in a day! :) :D
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:iconnitanita:
nitanita Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
thanks a lot!! I'm really glad you like them ^^ I used to sell them some years ago
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:iconmackintrioink:
MackinTrioInk Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE the hair on your plashes!!! Thank you so much for your tutorials! I'm definitely going to try these out. :D
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:iconnitanita:
nitanita Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
I'm glad they help ^^ thanks a lot!
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:iconmackintrioink:
MackinTrioInk Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You helped me a lot! I started to sew some of my cartoon characters because of your tutorials. Please tell me what you think, (I have three pictures posted) I'd be honored to hear your opinion. XD
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:iconnitanita:
nitanita Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
I'm glad my tutorial help ^^ Your plushes look really cute! :) 
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:iconmackintrioink:
MackinTrioInk Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YAY! Thank you so much!!! :D
The hardest part was the hair, and I'm so glad I stumbled across your tutorials because the way you do hair is really cool. :D

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:iconjoemadride:
JoeMadride Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014   General Artist
Awesome ! Thanks.
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:iconxwingedcloud:
xWingedCloud Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student
are you sewing the hair on (sorry if this is a stupid question) also what stitching pattern do you use? (ect. ladder stitch, backstitch) thanks and please respond ^-^
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:iconnitanita:
nitanita Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
I'm sorry, I don't know anything about sew or stitches, I just improvise. As you see in the photo number 2, I just sting de needle through the head, then the hair, and then the head again
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:iconxwingedcloud:
xWingedCloud Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student
ah thanks ;3
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:iconaudi0-scars:
Audi0-Scars Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have any tips for making the hair spikier, like you did with Allen and the redhead-I-cannot-identify?
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:iconnitanita:
nitanita Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
I'm sorry, I just improvise as I go
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:iconaudi0-scars:
Audi0-Scars Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thank you anyways :> I'll try improvising as well! :D
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:iconlunaflyaway:
lunaflyaway Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Don't be sad Allen!
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:iconpixiekay490:
PixieKay490 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I really liked your tutorial; it was easy to follow. For someone who has sewed many things, except hair, I would like to say thanks for making this! :)
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:iconnitanita:
nitanita Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Thanks a lot! I'm glad it helps!
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:iconpixiekay490:
PixieKay490 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
You're welcome! :)
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:iconkaylachan92:
KaylaChan92 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
can you use hot glue on the harder parts instead?
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:iconnitanita:
nitanita Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I've never tried that way, but I suppose it would look fine!
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:iconkaylachan92:
KaylaChan92 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist
YAY ok thanks^^
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:iconterri711:
terri711 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
thanks for sharing a much needed tut on hairstyles for dolls.  I've been looking around for different tutorials and ideas.  This is great!!
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:iconnitanita:
nitanita Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
hope it helps ^^
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:icongrimlyx-fiendish:
Grimlyx-Fiendish Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heya :)
Just dropping by to say thank you for uploading this!

I used it when making my Dr Frank N Furter Plushie for my friend, and she loved it!
Here's the front view: [link]
And here's the back: [link]

I've credited you in the description of my work :)
Thanks again for uploading this

Hope you're well
Grim
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:iconnitanita:
nitanita Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
thanks a lot! I'm glad it helped you ^^
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:icongrimlyx-fiendish:
Grimlyx-Fiendish Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're most welcome :) Thanks for making awesome tutorials :P
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:iconizaya-freak:
Izaya-freak Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
THE ALLEN PLUSH!!!!!
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:iconrandomteenager98:
randomteenager98 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do you not see the stitches?
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:iconnitanita:
nitanita Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
when I sew, I do not go through the entire thickness of the felt, I just stick the needle just half the thickness,. I'm sorry, I don't know how to explain ^^"
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ismell-loudnoises Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May I ask what kind Of fabric the hair is? I am also making a plush figure and I need sturdy material such as this that can keep it's shape. If you don't know that's okay! Just curious. :)
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:iconnitanita:
nitanita Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I use some kind of cheap felt I found. In spanish we call it: fieltrina (instead of fieltro (felt), but I don't know how do you call it English ^^" sorry
you can use felt for the hair
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:iconismell-loudnoises:
ismell-loudnoises Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :la:
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:iconcogetta:
Cogetta Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Which stitch way is best for stitching on hair?
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:iconnitanita:
nitanita Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
I think it looks like this one:
[link]
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:iconcogetta:
Cogetta Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Back stitch, ok thanks!
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:iconivorymarquessataylor:
IvoryMarquessaTaylor Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For that spikey red haired plush, is it the same thing? Or did you do something a little different?
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:iconnitanita:
nitanita Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
is the same, but making the peaks upwards
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:iconivorymarquessataylor:
IvoryMarquessaTaylor Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright. Thank you!
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:iconshaminesaif:
ShamineSaif Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
if i were to use glue, what type of glue should I use?

Is there any tutorial for making braided hair?
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:iconnitanita:
nitanita Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
mmm I don't know :( I just improvise my plushes as I go. Maybe if you use 3 stripes of felt to make the braid... or maybe using wool
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