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Title: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: Phyxious on April 11, 2008 09:57:54 AM
I seem to mostly be making things for other people at the moment. But well, pretty much everyone I know have their birthday in february, march and april so...

This is a birthday/moving away present for my ex-boss who is also a very good friend. Let's just say she has a thing for pokémons ;D We didn't know what to give her so I came up with this idea. She probably needs a new pillow for her couch and what better then than a pokemon pillow! I chose to make pikachu because he's easiest to recognize, pretty much everyone knows what he looks like :)

He's 40 x 40 cm, and extremely huggable ;D

Front:

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01077.jpg (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01077.jpg)
Back:

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01078.jpg (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01078.jpg)

I would've liked the ears to stand out but I guess they're just too heavy :/

Better view of the tail. Also a bit too floppy for my taste...

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01083.jpg (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01083.jpg)

He's completely made out of polar fleece except for the eyes. The least amount of fabric you were allowed to buy was 0,25 m so it didn't feel very affordable when I needed like 5 cm... I do wish I would've bought black and white fleece anyway cus it would've looked so much better....


http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01062.jpg (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01062.jpg)

I haven't embroidered anything since I was in like 4th grade or something so I'm pretty happy with the result. I did look up some stitches for the mouth after I kinda failed with the nose.... :D


http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01060.jpg (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01060.jpg)

I left the part where the brown meets the yellow loose so it would look more like fur. works pretty well, and there's yellow underneath all the brown so it's not gonna fall apart or anything.

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01068.jpg (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01068.jpg)

here's my sketch for the pillow btw, I got it like I wanted it :D

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01041.jpg (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc313/Phyx_/sewing/DSC01041.jpg)

and a reference pic of pikachu if you've never heard of him ;)


And of course there's a zipper at the bottom so she can wash him!
What do you think? Ain't he cute? :D


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: polaris082411 on April 11, 2008 10:05:04 AM
 ;D   lovely photos and pillow


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: Cringer on April 11, 2008 10:05:31 AM
I love pikachu! thats a super cute pillow!  :D


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: jancola on April 11, 2008 10:08:23 AM
Very cute.  Great adaptation of the design, I love your drawing too!

I wouldn't worry about the eyes being a different fabric.  He's unbelievably awesome just like he is, and you get bonus points for frugality. :)


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: pertelot on April 11, 2008 10:09:13 AM
wow thats adorable and looks so cozy at the same time!  :D


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: Phyxious on April 11, 2008 10:27:39 AM
Thank you, I'm so glad you like him! ;D I'm thinking maybe I should've put some red in his mouth.... it looks a little...bare?


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: instantkarma on April 11, 2008 10:43:29 AM
Very, very cute. Make me a Kirby next! :D Haha.


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: cherrybabies on April 11, 2008 11:58:35 AM
Awesome! I love pokemon :)


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: kitschkween on April 11, 2008 01:05:55 PM
all this pikachu cuteness is driving me crazy! i have to go and make a Pika-craft!


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: VALiant on April 11, 2008 04:58:32 PM
PIKACHU! I absolutely love him. He's adorable!


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: Phyxious on April 12, 2008 11:36:38 AM
Very, very cute. Make me a Kirby next! :D Haha.

Haha, yeah I was thinking about which other pokemons would make good pillows and maybe other cute characters that could be turned into a square shape. Kirby would be perfect :) Maybe I'll make a whole collection! ;D

all this pikachu cuteness is driving me crazy! i have to go and make a Pika-craft!

Do it! He can be made into anything :D


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: Samuel on April 12, 2008 09:46:25 PM
lol its awesome


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: just_gemz on April 19, 2008 12:11:43 AM
OH that is lovelly


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: Mqorty on April 21, 2008 09:24:55 PM
Oh gosh I want!
It's the cutest thing ever and it even looks like him!
(Haha I've seen some pretty bad replicas  :P)
Make more!  :D


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: papercups on April 22, 2008 09:51:57 AM
oh this is awesome, i was JUST thinking of making some nintendo-centric pillows and HERE ONE IS, thank you so much for the inspiration!

really like the choice of polar fleece btw, looks very snuggly


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: timid_gothica on May 01, 2008 07:54:01 PM
It's so cute and so well made...


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: Ginger Child on May 01, 2008 11:08:30 PM
Beyond huggable! Such a cute idea and it looks amazing!


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: PixieSkull on May 06, 2008 01:49:58 PM
THAT IS SOO CUTE! It looks perfectly like Pikachu, just square-er.

What an awesome pillow. Would you kill me if I made one for my SO? You rock.


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: polaris082411 on May 06, 2008 08:04:38 PM
 :D  i love


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: Phyxious on May 07, 2008 06:39:41 AM
THAT IS SOO CUTE! It looks perfectly like Pikachu, just square-er.

What an awesome pillow. Would you kill me if I made one for my SO? You rock.

Yay, everyone thinks he looks like pikachu! then my mission was accomplished haha :)
sure go ahead! and please post a picture here after, I'd love to see it ;D


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: harlequin1031 on May 07, 2008 03:40:38 PM
Mind if I copy?  My son is having a pokemon party for his 5th birthday next month, and pickachu is his favorite....he would LOVE this!


Title: Re: Pikachu Pillow
Post by: Phyxious on May 08, 2008 02:24:22 AM
Mind if I copy?  My son is having a pokemon party for his 5th birthday next month, and pickachu is his favorite....he would LOVE this!

copy as much as you want! as long as people don't copy and then sell my ideas I don't mind ;D and if you want to know anything about my construction just ask :)
oh, and please post pictures!