Jul 9, 2009

Magnet cockroach

This cockroach has a magnet in its belly. 4 centimeters.

Cockroach pattern

Cut cloth.

Sew the head to the wings.
Sew wings

Put the head and wings between the body, and sew around except opening.

Turn inside out. Stuff the body with some polyester fiberfill and a magnet.
Close the opening.

Wind wires with adhesive tape. Insert them to the body.
Attach antennas.

Felt cockroach.


Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh my. This is beyond fabulous. I love things that make you do a double take. If I saw a cockroach on a friend's fridge I might even let out a girly little scream. I am SO linking to this. And now if you'll excuse me, I have to add the tag "cockroach" to my roundup list. =)

Melissa said...

Stopped by from One Pretty Thing.

So gross, but so cool! I'm making several of these for this Halloween. Thanks for the tuorial!

Anne said...

YIKES!!! A set of these would make the greatest practical joke on someone's fridge. (Just please not mine!!) I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-cockroach-softie-magnets/2009/07/10/

Gail Bartel said...

Hey Runo,
This is great! I didn't know you had a blog. I have visited your website several times for various dollmaking ideas and tips..my son loves the Inuyasha one the best. Thanks so much for sharing your expertise!

greetingarts said...

I think it's hysterical that the note says "I love you." Great simple pattern! And by great I mean utterly creepy and hideous. In a good way.

cockroach removal service Ottawa said...

then you are in a lot of trouble. Cockroaches are very dirty bugs and pests; they are also an awful nuisance to eliminate. When most people think about cockroaches it would probably make there skin crawl.

feadrah said...

Ther is "NOTHING" that "TERRIFIES" me more in my human life than "COCKROACHES!" (and Waterbugs and those 3" long reddish "flying" bugs,that now out number Waterbugs on the sidewalks at night.) But be that as it may, I think this one is fabulous! God only knows what possessed you to want to create this?! And honestly, if it wasn't so "real":looking , I might have thought about making it myself, but I can't touch even toy ones when they look so real! Great job!