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« on: December 18, 2011 05:40:35 AM »

My two boys are always play fighting, but pillowfighting is a fave around our house!  So for Christmas, I made them some weapons!




These are supposed to be nunchucks... can you tell?  Wink


I considered adding a couple beans to these to give them weight - they aren't going to go very far being thrown... but then I thought if they get to lobbing them hard at each other, that could be baaad...  besides, they're already wrapped for Christmas, so if it turns out I need to do some adjustments, I'll add some rice or something later.


And all together in their drawstring bag:
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2011 05:46:29 AM »

That's a fantastic idea. So much safer than the things mine come up with to play with lol. And that includes the 'soft' store bought ones.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011 07:27:00 AM »

i saw these on pinterest and fell in love. how did you make them?
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011 07:45:48 AM »

i saw these on pinterest and fell in love. how did you make them?

Since I don't know how sewing savvy you are, I'm really simplifying this.  Forgive me if you already figured half of this out!  

I took some scrap fabric (remnants of a sheet, actually) and freehand painted the sword, axe, and nunchucks.  I found a grenade I liked on google images and used homemade freezer paper to stencil them.  

After they were dry, I placed the painted pieces atop more scrap fabric and cut around them using my painted images as a guide and leaving a fairly generous seam allowance.

Then I sewed them (right sides together), leaving an unstitched section a couple inches long.  For the nunchucks, I took some stout cord and sandwiched it between the front and back with one end slightly protruding from the pointed tip and the other end coming out of the space I intended to leave open.  

I clipped the seams around corners and curves and in indented areas for a smoother look. Like so:


After stitching, I turned them right side out using the unstitched sections, and stuffed generously with fiberfill.  The edges of the open area automatically curl inward.  I pinned the curled edges together and stitched along it to close each pillow.

Hope that explains it adequately... if you have any questions, let me know!
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011 09:41:01 AM »

Awesome xx
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2011 09:56:34 AM »

Cute! I love the idea of plushy weapons!
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2011 11:42:46 AM »

I bet they are going to have lots of fun!!
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012 08:39:57 AM »

This is so clever!  I would love a set and I am 25!
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012 12:19:42 PM »

This is brilliant! If we had had these when I was little I would have loved pillow fighting so much more! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012 03:12:09 PM »

Fantastic! Soft weapons! Love it  Smiley
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