*Knock knock*. Hello everyone! How have your school days been so far? Hopefully you had a wonderful time in school! :D ..... What? You easily get bored in class? Hmm.. what about bring a cute little friend to accompany you in class? He can cheer you up. Besides, your teacher won't mad at you if you bring him. Because he will also organize your school supplies! How cool is that? Hahaha! Wait.. no! I didn't refer "he" as your cute boyfriend, neighbor, brother, or any cute guy that you find randomly. No no no. I'm going to show you my cute little friend in this DIY post, as an inspiration. Tee-hee.
I have quite a few plushies or stuffed dolls in my bedroom. It's not that I obsessed with plushie. I rarely buy them. Many of them were obtained from crane machine. Yeah, I used to love playing crane machine. Actually, still do haha, but not often. I'm not collecting plushies, I just like the taste of challenging myself to get something out of crane machine. I didn't know what to do with them (crane machine plushies). I love them all. But I feel like I have to do something to them. They can make a good use, at least one of them, rather than just sitting on my bed.
After I had a discussion with these plushies, my cute little penguin was chosen to be featured in this DIY (psst.. he hasn't got a name yet). So, we are going to do a surgery to him. Messy surgery. Before we start, he wants to say something.
"Wish me luck, buddies. I wish I will still have a cute face. If she fails, remember that I still love her and you all. Bye, for now", resigned little penguin.
Hiks, thank you penguin. I promise, you will be alright. Let's start!
*WARNING: This is a MESSY way to make a pencil case from a plushie. There will be blood and flesh from this cute plushie. If you can't stand it, skip to the final result. I apologize for the bad instructions.*
- Furry Plushie. (Should has a size that fits your stationery).
- Fabric for lining. (Preferably that won't fray such as felt and fleece).
- Needle and threads.
- X-Acto knife (optional).
1. First, we have to find this plushie
2. Cut on this line. I used my x-acto knife at first, then continue with scissors. This will be the opening line.
3. Take the dacron (plushie filling) out. Then, flip the plushie inside out.
4. Cut the lining fabric with the same height as the plushie height, but double the width until it can cover the plushie.
5. Fold the lining fabric covering the plushie.
6. Now, this is the hardest part to explain. Hand sew the lining fabric with the plushie fabric along the plushie line (top, bottom, and the opening line). Don't sew the lining fabric one another in the opening part, it will close the opening line. I let the head and the bottom inside the plushie unlined/uncovered, but the decision it's up to you. If you want to cover it, you have to cut the fabric height longer. For the stitch, like I said before that this is a messy way, so I used basic "running stitch". It's not neat, but it's work. Why you should use furry plushie? So the stitch will easily hidden from the outside :P.
7. After all of that wearying part, cut the excess fabric.
No, we're not done yet. We have to face another torture. It's time to place the zipper.
8. Open and reverse the zipper, so the right side of the zipper face the right side of the plushie fabric. Sew the left part of the zipper with the right part of the plushie opening line. If the zipper has too much excess, cut it but leave a few inches.
9. Next, another hard to explain instructions. Flip back the zipper. Insert the excess zipper inside the plushie body. Then, with any kind of way to make the zipper right side face the plushie fabric right side again, sew them each other.
10. After that, flip the plushie inside out. Sew the end of the zipper to the plushie.
11. Sew another end. We do it so the excess zipper will stay in the inside.
Finally!!! Flip the plushie inside out again, and try to play the zipper hehe. Wake up penguin, you are alive again! I told you, you'll be fine.
Stuff this plushie with your stationery. Now we have this cute little penguin as our pencil case!! Yeaaay!!! The pain has been paid off with its cuteness! As a spoiler, I failed on the first try. So I had to unstitch it. It was painful. Then I took another way to make it, and this is it. Hopefully it makes sense to you. If not, I hope it inspires you to make it with your own way :D.
This little friend has been my friends's toy in the class. Hahaha! But warn them not to play it often in the class. We should still pay attention to the class lesson. (Actually, I can't warn them hehe).
Enjoy your new friend!