Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Adventure Time Bedding - FREE PATTERN!

One year ago I posted the Adventure Time room I put together for our nephews who were staying with us temporarily.  I promised a tutorial for the comforters but never got around to posting it...so although it has been a long time coming (and after many requests) here you go!
 
I made a pattern using Microsoft Publisher.  I printed out my giant-size pattern and taped it together.  I will tell you that I did this project again just two months ago for a paying customer and it was a lot easier a year ago when I wasn't 8 months pregnant.  Crawling around on the floor pinning the biggest pattern I've ever made with a basketball-sized stomach is not something I ever plan on repeating.
 
This comforter is reversible.  One side has Jake and the other has Finn.  Although no single step is particularly hard, it does take a long time to do this project.  However, I haven't been able to find any sort of Adventure Time bedding for purchase so making it may be your only option.
 
 
For the Jake side, I just got golden colored fabric from the store and sewed it together so the seam ran down the middle vertically.  I printed out the pattern and taped it together.
 
 
It's easiest to work on a large hard surface so I ended up moving my kitchen table and working on the kitchen floor.  I find when I work over carpet the fabric bunches, I end up pinning the fabric to the carpet, and sometimes I snag the carpet while I cut.
 
I got a bunch of black fabric and ironed Heat'n Bond to the back according to the directions on the package.  Then I made sure the fabric was nice and flat with no wrinkles and pinned my pattern to the black fabric.  I cut out the fabric along the lines (as pictured below) and used scotch tape to tape it onto the golden fabric.  After it was taped around a few edges to hold it in place, I moved it to the ironing board and ironed the black fabric in place.  (MAKE SURE TO REMOVE THE SCOTCH TAPE ONCE YOU GET TO THE IRONING BOARD BEFORE YOU IRON)  The Heat'n Bond on the back of the fabric secures it to the golden fabric.
 
 
Then I ironed Heat'n Bond to white fabric and used the same pattern to cut out the eye circles in white.  I used scotch tape to put the white parts where I wanted them and then moved it to the ironing board again to iron the white circles in place.
 
After everything was ironed and secured, I used a zig-zag stitch to go around the edges of all of the black and white fabrics just to be sure they won't fray or come up when laundered.

 
Okay...for the Finn side.  For this side I bought 3 sheets from Walmart.  I bought the white and bright blue in twin size and the teal in the size of comforter I was doing.  (Last year I did twin size, a couple months ago I did a queen size)  Walmart sells them for pretty cheap so it's cheaper and more convenient than buying fabric.  I also bought some flesh-colored fabric for the face.
 
 
I printed out the pattern and taped it together.  I spread the flesh-colored fabric on the hardwood floor and made sure there were no wrinkles.  I pinned the pattern to the fabric and cut out the shape of the face.  Then I pressed in a 1/4 inch edge all the way around the face.
 
I used the pattern to cut the top of the white twin sheet and pressed in a 1/4 inch edge all the way along the cut on that as well.
 
I used the pattern to cut the curve of the bright blue sheet and pressed 1/4 inch edge all the way along the cut.
 
I then spread out the teal sheet making sure there were no wrinkles.  I placed the white part where I wanted it and pinned into place.  I then placed the bright blue part where I wanted it and pinned that into place.  I used a zig-zag stitch to sew along all the edges and then laid it out flat on the floor, again making sure there were no wrinkles.
 
I used some of the leftover black fabric from the Jake side to cut out the circles for eyes and traced where the smile is on the face using the pattern and a pencil.
 
I pinned the face in place and used a zig-zag stitch to secure in place.  I ironed the eyes on and used a zig-zag stitch along the edges of the eyes to ensure they don't fray.  I used a regular stitch on my sewing machine with black thread to sew along the smile I had traced with pencil.
 
Finally, I had the name embroidered on the Finn side along the edge.  Last year I embroidered the names by hand but this year I paid someone to do it and loved how it turned out.  (I can get you my contact if you're in the Utah County area - it was inexpensive and she did a great job).
 
 
 I layered the Jake side, batting, and Finn side together and then pinned horizontal lines and used my sewing machine and clear thread to quilt it together.  I did the edging in black and I was done!
 
Okay...now for the FREE patterns.
 
You are free to use these patterns for personal use.  Please do not sell the patterns or steal the credit.  Feel free to link back here but don't pass off the work as yours.
 
Email me if the links don't work for you and I will send you the file.


3 comments:

  1. So adorable!! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Hi. I am very interested in ordering two twin comforters. Please email with info if you still make them for others. Hvnlyangl21@yahoo.com
    Thank you
    Keren

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  3. are you still selling these? if so, please email me at hunterdolen@yahoo.com

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