What do you make for a Doctor Who fan for their Birthday? When it was my nephew's birthday recently I thought I'd have a go at making him a Doctor Who themed cushion.
In case you are not a fan these are Adipose, little alien babies made of fat (yeh, I know...) from a very funny episode back in 2008.
This is my contribution to the Pinterest Challenge February as I had seen and pinned these little toy Adipose from tuts+ . I just scaled the idea up a bit to make a cushion.
To make one you need:
White fleece fabric
2 black buttons
A scrap of black felt
Stuffing - I used the inside of an old pillow but you could use proper wadding or toy stuffing
A fabric marker pen (mine is one of those that disappears after a bit)
Tape measure, scissors, thread
I found this fleece throw at The Range for £3.99, I often find fabric is cheaper if you buy something like a throw or bedding - why is that?
First mark out the shapes needed using the erasing fabric marker pen. Double up the fabric so you are cutting the back and front of each piece at the same time.
body - cut 2 (front and back)
arms - cut 4 (2 x front and 2 x back)
legs - cut 4 (2 x front and 2 x back)
This is not properly to scale, when I made this I made the legs too long and ended up cutting them down a bit. So the photos show the "too long" version, but the method is the same.
Pin then stitch round the arms and legs leaving the ends open.
Then turn them right side out.
Stitch three 1" lines on each hand and foot to make fingers and toes.
Stuff the arms and legs, I used all the little off cuts of the fleece fabric.
You could add the face at this point - I didn't as I wanted to make sure the placement was right but it was a bit of a fiddle and would probably be easier to do it at this stage.
Lay the back body flat on the table and position the arms and legs facing inwards. I put one arm angled up and one down so it looks like he is waving (the Adipose waved in the episode) No photo of this so I've drawn a little picture.
Place the body front on top and pin all round marking a gap at the top of the head for turning.
Stitch round and turn out.
Stuff through the hole in the top till it has a nice shape, then pin the gap and stitch as neatly as possible.
I added the buttons for eyes at this point and a little felt mouth, which I just sewed on with a few stitches and black thread.
He came out pretty cute!
I'm guessing that maybe you have to be a fan of the show to understand this one, but trust me, if you know a Whovian they will probably want one of these.
"Adipose..and the fat just walks away!"
This is my contribution to the Pinterest Challenge 2015 for February, where a group of bloggers are sharing each month things they have made inspired by some thing they saw on pinterest, check out what the others have been up to by following the links below.
DIY Hair Scrunchie || Lily Allsorts (This blog has now closed)
Adipose Cushion || Sum Of Their Stories - that’s here! The post you are reading right now!
Dollar Store Fridge Upgrade || For My Love Of (this blog has closed)
Industrial Farmhouse Lamp || Bless'er House (post no longer exists)
I'll be linking up at these great link parties