Welcome to the Leaf Pile!

Hello! I’m Sammy, aka LeafninCosplay, and this is my leaf pile, a collection of tutorials and helpful advice that can get you started with sewing and crafting or give you ideas for techniques. Everything in this blog can be done in minimal space. My workshop is technically the corner of my living room in a 900sqft apartment I share with my roommate. You don’t need a giant workshop or massive house to cosplay. You can craft and create cosplay in spaces as small as a dorm room!

If you’re new to making your own cosplay or not sure how to start, check out the Getting Started section on the menu. This features a collection of tutorials specifically geared towards getting started with a specific subject.

If you’re looking for something specific, the Tutorials Index is arranged by subject. You can find the list of categories on the sidebar visible on other pages as well. My most recent tutorials and articles are found on the Latest Posts page or in the feed below.

Feel free to follow me on social media for updates on my latest projects, random posts about my artbook obsession, and games. And if you make something with one of my tutorials, let me know! I’d love to see your work. Remember, sewing and crafting are skills, not talent, so what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

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Latest Posts

Gravity-defying skirts pt 3: the hoop

Defying gravity is fun, and in our journey to make a suspended skirt, we have finally reached the point of defiance. It’s time to make that skirt float outwards in full fluffy skirt form. With the foundation and structure from previous tutorials in this series, we’ve gone from creating the support structure to adding the…

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Restuffing plushes – Flat-chu’s adventure

I love to use plushes in cosplay as props, and I am an avid collector of Pokemon plushes. And when I see a deflated plush on eBay asking for a good home or one a little less full at the thrift store, sometimes I cannot resist restoring it. My most recent project was restoring a…

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