Pattern and Tutorial: Fursuit Plantigrade Footpaws

Pattern and Tutorial: Fursuit Plantigrade Footpaws



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PDF, Printable, faux fur, stuffing


This pattern makes a comfortable set of plantigrade footpaws for your costume! What is “plantigrade?” it describes a form of locomotion for an animal, but it is also the physical appearance of what these feet look like. It essentially means the feet of a creature that walks on its full foot, from the toes to the heel, on the ground.

It includes a detailed tutorial for making and sewing the footpaws and liner with step-by-step instructions. Tutorial text is written in English. The pattern itself is designed to be printed. Included is letter-sized (8.5x11 inch) and a4-sized (210x297 mm) formatted PDFs for printing.

Materials needed to make this project
• Faux Fur
• Fabric for paw pads (such as vinyl or fleece)
• Liner fabric (such as quilted broadcloth, nothing too slippery)
• Tape
• Scissors
• Razor knife
• Chalk or pencil for marking on fabric
• Sewing machine and matching thread
• Clips or pins
• Comb or pet slicker brush (to brush out seams)
• Stuffing
• Bias tape or binding

• Hand Sewing Needle
• EVA Foam
• Contact cement

Happy footpaw making!! Enjoy making and wearing your nice, comfortable, and cute footpaws! I have worked hard to create and test this pattern and write up its tutorial!

It is highly appreciated if you use or adapt these techniques on projects, that you share credit that you learned it right here from using my patterns and guides. That way others can discover my tutorials and make their own footpaws, too!!

Note: This is a digital download, I will not be sending buyers anything in the mail with this purchase, it is intended to be downloaded so you can enjoy making this project yourself! Thanks for understanding!


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Bunni Dec 18, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Super easy to use pattern and REALLY quick to make! I got both feet done in about 3 hours (and took my time doing it) much quicker and easier than the traditional foam method! Oh and in case anyone was wondering if the pattern works with fleece, it does! The fleece is a lot stretcher though so you can under-stuff the toes a bit.

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Spice Hart Jan 7, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

The pattern works perfectly! Super easy to make and instructions explained everything perfectly! I hand sewed mine and added an outdoor safe bottoms to it! I cannot wait to make more!

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Maddy C Jan 26, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome pattern, it was very easy to follow. My footpaws turned out great. I HIGHLY recommend this pattern to anyone wanting to make footpaws!

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Medic712 Sep 1, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

This tutorial and pattern are top notch. I have no experience with sewing at all and recently decided to try my hand at fursuiting crafts. While it has been both fun and frustrating, this tutorial and pattern are a life saver! Easy and clear instructions that don't leave you guessing. All of the pieces fit together tremendously! If you are on the fence about this pattern, just do it, you won't regret it! ^^ Also, the seller of this product was very accessible and answered my questions I had promptly. Great customer service!

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