When I first saw Baymax on the poster in front of the cinema during the “Big Hero 6” movie sneak preview, this giant white funny looking balloon robot wasn’t a fascinating character to my liking hahaha… But, it totally changed my mind after I watched the movie upon the request of my kids. Awwww….. We all want this squishy balloon robot that looks so comforting!!! We can’t have the full-size Baymax to hug, so I sew a few miniature sock Baymax, my son grabbed it to sleep with him immediately I have finished the first one. Get the full pattern and tutorial on the second page to sew one.
I love the clumsy motion of its balloon build, funny dreamy eyes when it is out of battery, the naive and polite personality. Believe it or not, I requested to watch the movie again a few weeks later. Oh dear…. this white balloon robot really melts my heart and I know I am not the only one.
Sock Baymax – Free Pattern & Tutorial
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If you haven’t watched the movie “Big Hero 6”, here is the Official Disney HD Trailer video clip I found on Youtube. Watch the movie and you will laugh, giggle, fire up and even sobbing with Baymax.
Here is the brief introduction of Baymax:
“Baymax is the deuteragonist of Disney’s 2014 animated feature film Big Hero 6. He is a healthcare robot and member of the superhero team of the same name, who is a sidekick to Hiro Hamada. He is based on the Marvel character of the same name from the Marvel Comic Book Series Big Hero 6.”
Extremely devoted, medically-intelligent, naive, clumsy, polite, courteous, comforting, curious, funny, selfless, guileless, hospitable
A squishy white plush-like vinyl robot, 75″ high and 37″ wide, stout limbs, long arms with four fingers on each hand, black dot eyes, the small badge-like slot on his chest
[Read more at the Source]
Whenever I see the little fingers at the end of Baymax long arms, I hear “Bah-a-la-la-la”, the Baymax way of the fist bump. I can’t stop laughing watching a big robot doing such a cuteness overload action. Everyone seems so crazy with Baymax fist bump, even my old school-mates and I did Baymax fist bump in public. Very funny!
“Hello. I am Baymax, your personal healthcare companion.” – Baymax introducing himself to his patient
But when the clumsy Baymax is running out of battery, “Hellooooo…… I ammmmm Baymaaaaxxxxxx…..” OUCH!!! Opps, it needs to be re-charged.
Are you ready for the Sock Baymax pattern and tutorial? Let’s proceed to the second page for the details.
How To Sew Sock Baymax
Finished size: about 8″ tall
1. Sock (ankle length), white, 1 pair
2. Domed Button eye 4mm, black, 2
3. Crochet lace thread or Embroidery floss, Black
4. White felt
5. Poly-fill stuffing material
6. Sewing threads, white and grey
7. Sock Baymax template
1. Sewing machine or, you can hand-sew without a machine
2. Long sewing needle (about 2″) and pins
3. Erasable fabric marker
5. Blunt point tweezers or an awl
Seam Allowance: approx. 1/4″ – 3/8″ (loose-knit and thinner sock material need to have bigger seam allowance as the loose-knit can be ripped off easily.)
Since the sock is stretched after stuffed, thick sock with close-knit yields better quality than thin sock.
Always massage the stuffing to loosen the lumps. Roll any long tubular parts with both hands to smooth out the lumps, it will also help to make the parts longer and firmer.
Download and print out the Sock Baymax template so that you can trace it on the sock later.
Turn the white ankle socks with the wrong side out. Align and pin.
Trace the printed template on the sock. Adjust the size of the template by hand sketching them if the socks are in a different size.
The red dash line on the body (the bottom left) is not the boundary line, the sides should extend until the elastic band of the sock.
The dashed line for the head (the small round part at bottom right) is not boundary either, it is indeed the folding line of the heel on the sock.
Please refer to the picture after next to have a clearer understanding.
Sew the sock according to the drawing line except for the head. Don’t sew on the folded edge, a.k.a the sides of the socks.
Stretch the sock a little during machine sewing, this will give a better pull and stretch for stuffing.
Cut the pieces out with at least 1/4″ seam allowance.
Be extra careful when clipping the space between the finger, clip as near as 1/16″ and do not accidentally cut the sewing thread.
Stuff the head piece with poly-fill stuffing until it is full and firm. Pull the thread and push in the raw edge to close the opening. Make a secured knot.
You may go another round of stitches in the same place as security stitch to prevent future thread breakdown and torn.
Press the head and make it flatter if it is too roundish. Sock Baymax head is in an oval shape and not round shape
Stuff the body with poly-fill stuffing. Concentrate on the tummy of Sock Baymax as he has a pear shaped body with a big tummy. Massage and roll the body with your hand until you are satisfied with the amount of filling and shaping. Gather and sew to close the opening.
Massage and roll the body again with both hands until it resembles the shape of Baymax’s body.
Stuff the arms with poly-fill stuffing. Stuff the little tiny fingers first, roll a small amount of poly-fill into tiny balls and place them on each of the fingers respectively until all the fingers are filled and firmed. Stuff the rest of the arms with poly-fill.
Gather and sew to close the opening of both arms.
Stuff both legs but do not sew to close the opening.
Mark the bottom of the body with 2 oblong circles of each 1 1/2″ to the side and 1″ to the front, both oblong circles are touching at the center of the bottom body.
Since everyone might stuff and mark the Sock Baymax a little differently, you may need to do adjustment stitches if the legs don’t look like what the real Baymax should have.
Adjustment stitches simply mean that you sew another round of stitches just outside the primary sewing line, depends how much you wanted to adjust the position.
“Hello. I am Baymax, your personal healthcare companion.”
If you love origami, be sure to look out for my origami friend, Jenny, she made a video on Baymax origami by using 2 sheets of paper.