Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Build-a-Bear mane removal tutorial by Arualsti Build-a-Bear mane removal tutorial by Arualsti
This is how to remove the plastic hair on a Build-a-Bear pony, if you fancied replacing it with fabric hair. Here is a tutorial on how to do a ladder stitch [link]

Feel free to ask any questions!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconhaipa-sonikku:
Haipa-Sonikku Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the tutorial. I like the plastic hair but I don't like how frizzy it gets.
Reply
:iconikonan:
iKonan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Question, how do you attach the hair to the plush?
Reply
:iconarualsti:
Arualsti Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I use a ladder stitch :)
Reply
:iconmegacherrio:
MegaCherrio Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait woah you're gonna give the pattern? When will this be coming?
Reply
:iconarualsti:
Arualsti Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Probably never now, too busy to put it together and I have no easy way to get the pattern onto my computer
Reply
:iconmegacherrio:
MegaCherrio Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was it a pattern for the babw mane or the actual plush?
Reply
:iconarualsti:
Arualsti Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just for the mane that I added
Reply
:iconkerriecat:
Kerriecat Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
I might do it for a test since the hair was not the best just might but will practice on smallfris or something i  don't know...
Reply
:iconironwolfclaw:
ironwolfclaw Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Thanks for this! I hated the hair on the RD plush, that's why I didn't get her...well also AJ is my fav lol but now I might get it for my niece and do that for her! Thanks!!
Reply
:iconblondeauj:
BlondeauJ Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Poke poke XD
Reply
:iconarualsti:
Arualsti Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Myaahhhh, i'll get around to the pattern, keep forgetting.

In the mean time, try using this sort of technique if you wanted to make you own hair pattern. It is essentially the exact same technique I used to make Pinkies mane

[link]
Reply
:iconyamamayanyaa:
YamaMayaNyaa Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconvalleyviolet:
valleyviolet Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow... this is more patient and thorough than I'd be! :)
Reply
:iconblondeauj:
BlondeauJ Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How much longer for the pattern? DX
Reply
:iconarualsti:
Arualsti Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe, sorry, it'll be as soon as possible! Got a little distracted. I want to take the time and effort this time to make them neat and sized properly and type up some proper instructions
Reply
:iconblondeauj:
BlondeauJ Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
NP =p
Reply
:icontomzie95:
tomzie95 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Slice her open ...
Reply
:iconironbatmaiden91:
IronBatMaiden91 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Thanks for the tutorial and link! I've been wanting to re-mane a Fluttershy and maybe the Cadence plush too.
Reply
:iconwillworkforwaffles:
WillWorkForWaffles Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I didn't know they had Cadence/Fluttershy?
Reply
:iconarualsti:
Arualsti Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Which plushies are those? This is only for the build-a-bear plushies, of which there is only Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash. I'm not sure how other plushies are haired so don't take this as working on other plushies
Reply
:iconironbatmaiden91:
IronBatMaiden91 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
These are the hasbro ones. The ones with the shoestring hair.
Reply
:iconarualsti:
Arualsti Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't know how well this tutorial will translate to those plushies, if at all, so proceed with caution
Reply
:iconironbatmaiden91:
IronBatMaiden91 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Thanks
Reply
:iconironbatmaiden91:
IronBatMaiden91 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Awesome!!
Reply
:iconrpm1337:
rpm1337 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Is it the same with the tail?
Reply
:iconarualsti:
Arualsti Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep, like it says 'use the same technique with the tail'
Reply
:iconrpm1337:
rpm1337 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol sorry... I should probably read things closer. >w<
Reply
:iconcamsy34:
Camsy34 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Now I patiently wait for a fluttershy build-a-bear to come out...
Reply
:iconarualsti:
Arualsti Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Might happen, apparently the next ones will be Twilight and Spike, so hopefully they'll keep doing them, and i'll keep re-hairing them
Reply
:iconsewpoke:
Sewpoke Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
For pinkie pie, it'd probably be fine to just stuff the mane inside the new mane, if you don't want to unpick the plush. ;o;
Reply
:iconarualsti:
Arualsti Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Unfortunately with the way I did it the bottom of the back of her head is exposed, and where the tail attaches to the bum is much smaller than where the plastic tail runs. It could be done to cover all the original hair, but I think you'd sacrifice some of the show accurateness
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
April 14, 2013
Image Size
454 KB
Resolution
1181×3543
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
5,319
Favourites
73 (who?)
Comments
32
Downloads
11
×