Wednesday, August 1, 2012

DIY: Zombie Feltie

It's the first of August, which means It's my best friend's birthday! Happy birthday, Justean!

Being the zombie fanatic she is, I thought I'd make her a present to feed her unhealthy obsession with the undead. The first thing that came to mind was...Zombie Feltie! I'd seen them online, and you can even purchase the book of how to make them. Mine wasn't as elaborate as some of these in the book, but they're still fairly simple to make.
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Here's what to do if you want one of your own:
Step 1: Sketch a plan of what you want your creature to look like.
This may not seem so important, but if you don't brainstorm, you might end up with something you don't like as much as you would've hoped.

Step 2: Cut out (in felt material) the pieces you need. 
Make sure you don't accidentally forget to cut out two pieces for the body. Try not to make the shape too perfect looking since creatures of the undead aren't perfect looking either.

Step 3: Ready your hot glue gun, needle and thread, and fabric paint!
Sew on the button eyes, and use the hot glue gun to glue down the mouth, teeth, and pants. The fabric paint is for the details like stitches or dripping blood.

Step 4: Start sewing together your little monster.
I like to use mismatched thread so it really stands out. Also, make sure to leave plenty of space for stuffing!

Step 5: Make sure your zombie minion is stuffed. 
You can even add a squeaker if you like (which is what I did).
Finished!

4 comments:

  1. Adorable! =3
    That's a great gift for a zombie lover, and you did a wicked job

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    1. Oh, thank you. I haven't given it to her yet, but I know she'll like it!

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  2. That's just...I really have to go make one of these now... they're so cute! :D

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    1. They are cute! Make sure to post your version. I'd love to see it. :)

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