SPHERICAL SHAPE METHOD
ok so i made this into a photoset because i thought it would be easier for me. here’s the steps:
1. first draw a side view of the size and shape you want your head (or spherical shape) to be. (it has to include a circle. i don’t think this really works with elipses or anything)
then draw a square around the circle. rulers are nice to use, but i didn’t use one.
2. divide the square in half, and then each of those halves in half. i used the notebook paper lines to measure so i knew i got equal halves. graph paper is the best to draft patterns on in my opinion, but i usually just have notebook paper around. however you want to do it, make sure you have it split up evenly into four. then draw two shapes like the ones shown in each of the halves, using the fourth lines to draw them evenly.
3. trace the shapes onto a new piece of paper if they are overlapping at all or if they’re just messy (like mine are)
4. symmetry is key with making a good sphere. an easy way to make sure your pieces are symmetrical is to roughly cut it out, and fold it into fourths and trim the sides just enough that they’re even.
5. cut out your pieces. i just did mine on garbage minky because it’s a test.
6. “I SEWED ALL THE PIECES TOGETHER AND THIS IS NOT A SPHERE YOUR TUTORIAL IS GARBAGE.” have faith!
7. stuff it tightly, until it is a sphere. this is not the kind of pattern that you can stuff loosely, because it depends on the stuffing to keep it’s shape.
8. look! it matches up with the side view you drew! good job.