I have a long Furby because it is the perfect length to hug. It’s also not too heavy and can be taken anywhere. I love my Furby because it’s fuzzy and soft to touch, it has a huggable body, and their eyes change colors with their mood or when they are in different environments.
If you’re obsessed with Long Furby or rather ‘Long Boi,’ did you know you can make one?
How do you make a long Furby? You can decide to make it from scratch or increase the length of your favorite short odd body.
This guide is mainly about making a Furby from scratch. We have a simple DIY guide at the bottom of the post. Plus some of our favorite designs from around the internet:
- How to make a long Furby: 9 ways
- 1. Long 2012 Furby
- 2. Longifying Your Modified Furby
- 3. Making A Working Long Furby Buddy
- 4. Becoming A Furbymancer!
- 5. Hack Your Furby Into Zombie Furby!
- 6. The Rainbow Furby
- 7. How to Show That You Love Your Furby
- 8. Push-Start a Comatose Furby
- 9. Made a three-headed long furby
- 10. How to Make a 2012 LONG FURBY
- Steps on How to Make a Long Furby
- Steps to Follow:
- Step 1: Draw a Sketch of the Furby
- Step 2: Cut the Pieces Out
- Step 3: Assemble the Main body.
- Step 4: Adding the Ears and Feet
- Step 5: Decorate the Face Plate
- Step 6: Lengthening the Furby
- Step 7: Adding the Butt Piece
- Step 8: Adding the Face Plate
- Step 9: Adding the Armature Spine
- Step 10: Stuffing the Furby
- Step 11: Adding Accessories
- Final Thoughts!
How to make a long Furby: 9 ways
1. Long 2012 Furby
2. Longifying Your Modified Furby
3. Making A Working Long Furby Buddy
4. Becoming A Furbymancer!
5. Hack Your Furby Into Zombie Furby!
6. The Rainbow Furby
7. How to Show That You Love Your Furby
8. Push-Start a Comatose Furby
9. Made a three-headed long furby
10. How to Make a 2012 LONG FURBY
Steps on How to Make a Long Furby
Making a long Furby that can pose is easy, but you will need to get all the supplies and materials ready before starting the craft.
What do you need?
- 3D Printed Face Plate
- Sewing machine (Hand Sewing too)
- Fabric or faux fur
- Scissors and Pins
- Measuring tape
- Wire or ball
- Craft paint
- Strong Adhesive
- Glowing paint (optional)
- feet, and
- Two 5-inch wires
- Electric Soldering Iron or a Drill
- Sewing Machine (handheld)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Razor Blade, scissors, or Craft Knife
Steps to Follow:
Step 1: Draw a Sketch of the Furby
Get a piece of plain paper and draw the design of your long Furby. Don’t leave the details out, as you will use the sketch to make the real thing.
Step 2: Cut the Pieces Out
Measure out the front right side of the face and the back head on a stiff paper. Before cutting anything out, flip your fur to cut from the inside out. Also, it’d be best to pay close attention to the fur direction.
Use your craft knit or razor. Cut lightly through the top layer of the faux fur. Keep it shallow to avoid cutting the long strands.
Cut the small pieces and set them aside. After cutting the right side piece, flip the paper to cut the other side’s piece. You should have 2-front pieces and 2-back pieces.
Assuming you have a different color faux fur to use for the belly, cut a small piece that will go under the neck.
Step 3: Assemble the Main body.
With the pieces for the main body parts cut out, it’s time to assemble them. Start by joining the center of the backsides. Do the same with the front sides. Try and make the seam as clean as possible.
If the long strands are getting your way, you can use tape to keep them in line, and later, you can brush them out.
Now that the head is done, attach the belly to the front piece of the Furby’s head. This part can seem a little fiddly on the sewing machine.
If you’re not confident about the sewing machine, it would be best to hand stitch the belly part. You can also check out tutorials on how to turn a corner while sewing.
Step 4: Adding the Ears and Feet
Sketch out the ears and the feet. Once they are ready, trace them on the fur and cut them out while taking care of the fur.
You can cut a different color fabric to add inside the ears to differentiate the rest of the Furby style. You can use a piece from the belly fabric.
Sew in the two fabrics in a way that the back fur is curving slightly over the front. You can now hand stitch the ears to the main body.
If you’re considering giving your Furby hair tufting or Mohawk, this would be the best time to do it.
For the Furby’s feet, cut small pieces of a darker, softer but thick material. Sew them to form small pockets. Turn them inside out, stuff them and sew two lines in the center to give them a nice toe look.
Step 5: Decorate the Face Plate
Take the 3D Furby face place and give it some makeup. How good are you at painting? Personalize the Furby face the way you like. You can even add some glittery nail polish and sparkles behind the eyes to give it an attractive look.
Step 6: Lengthening the Furby
Take two of the little feet and hand sew them down to the small belly piece on the main body. That will make it easier to keep them where you want them as you extend the body.
Next is to determine how long the rest of your Furby needs to be. It will depend on the size of your armature spine.
You could decide to lengthen your Furby in multiple segments to make it easier to add the feet instead of having a single extended piece. So, determine how long each segment will be.
After this, measure the width of each segment, keeping in mind that you will need to factor in the belly fabric.
Cut the pieces and start by sewing the belly pieces to all segments. Next, add the top section to the main body by sewing it and making sure the belly section aligns with the head belly section.
Repeat these steps until you meet your designed Furby length. Don’t forget to add the feet between the body segments when sewing them together.
Step 7: Adding the Butt Piece
Now that you’ve achieved the desired length, it would be the best time to make a butt. Measure the circumference of the Furby tail and sketch it out on paper as a circle.
Cut the belly fabric to the exact measure and stitch it halfway to the rear end of the Furby. You want to leave enough room to allow you to add the spine and the faceplate.
Step 8: Adding the Face Plate
Take the marking pins and mark where your face place will be. Trim the fur around it to ensure the glue gets a place to establish a strong bond.
Also, cut a small hole to add a piece of felt for added support. You’ll also need it when gluing the two pieces of wire that will hold the armature spine.
Stick the Furby face place to the fabric and also add the wires from the inside.
Step 9: Adding the Armature Spine
Take the armature spine and attach it to the Furby using the wires you glued to the face place. Twist the wires around the spine top for ideal support.
Step 10: Stuffing the Furby
Now you can stuff your Furby. Try to keep the spine at the center while filling. Once it’s filled up, you can hand stitch the remaining part of the butt.
Step 11: Adding Accessories
Suppose you want to add some accessories. This is the time to do it. You could add somebody’s jewelry, a finishing touch, fake eyelashes, and any other thing that can personalize the Furby to your liking. You could even give it a glow-paint finish for a fun glowing effect in the dark.
And that is how you make a long Furby. Some parts might be challenging, but overall, the steps should be easy for any DIYer. By following the guide, you should be able to come up with a cool-looking and personalized Furby.
Hi, my name’s Elena Coolidge. I’m a DIY enthusiast who loves building fun woodworking plans. These DIY plans are fun hobby projects for enthusiasts or even more advanced builders that want to build things like bunk beds, end tables or even a duck box!