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« on: September 06, 2010 10:20:16 PM »

It all started with one...sitting there, so innocent and fuzzy.  But then they started multiplying...



So, yeah, I spent my weekend sewing tribbles--14 at last count.  We're having a Star Trek themed party (yes, I am that geeky) and I decided it would be fun if everyone got a tribble as a party favor.  Grin 

I created the pattern based on David Gerrold's description of the original pattern they used for the episode, which is essentially an elongated figure-8 folded in halve to make fuzzy oval.  It's ridiculously easy to sew up, and can be resized to make a tribble of whatever size you desire. 



Basically, get yourself some fun fur in browns, greys, or white (Joann had a bunch, I guess because Halloween is coming up?) and cut out your pattern.  Fold it in half and sew, leaving a 2"-ish gap at the top.  Turn and fill with stuffing and then sew up your opening.  I did mine on the machine, but you could just as easily hand sew them.  Use a wire brush to tease up the fur into a wild hair-do, and voila, a tribble of your own.

If you want a more detailed step by step photo tutorial, you can take a peek here: http://www.thenerdette.com/?p=321

Just be careful, when you're dealing with tribbles, things can get out of hand quickly...  Grin Shocked


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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010 10:26:35 PM »

Oh I know what my cousins are all getting for christmas and the sad thing is we'll all love it!! this is awesome and thanks for the how to!
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010 10:31:19 PM »

I saw this picture on the front page and thought "Oh my word. Are those tribbles!?!"
Pure Awesomeness!
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010 10:39:37 PM »

these are so cool Smiley 

We only have the one tribble in our house (my valentines pressie from my hubbie this year). His name is Caramel, on account of his colour, and he purrs when you pick him up  Grin (he has one of those motion sensor things in him)

Hope your party is great fun !
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2010 10:52:24 PM »

LoL Those are cute! And I love the pic of them attacking you!
Hope you have a great party. I'm sure your guests will adore
their own Tribble!!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2010 11:31:29 PM »

So awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2010 11:39:04 PM »

how cute! and great tutorial on your site!
it looks like you didn't have any trials and tribble-ations while making these Wink
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2010 06:20:26 AM »

OK, this is going on my Christmas wish list. LOL

I just saw the Enterprise episode the other day where the doctor fed a tribble to a one of his reptiles. I have been sad for the tribble ever since then. LOL

Now I can haz one Smiley Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2010 07:20:37 AM »


I just saw the Enterprise episode the other day where the doctor fed a tribble to a one of his reptiles. I have been sad for the tribble ever since then. LOL


You should read the short story about the borg assimilating a tribble - sooooo sad!
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2010 09:51:01 AM »

okay so I'm no Trekky.  But I'd love some balls of fuzz..... Must find fun fur!
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