For the opera "Hänsel und Gretel" (by Engelbert Humperdinck) the costume designer wanted to have Gretel a handbag in the shape of an IKEA rat, so I made one...

If you like this project, consider voting for me in the contest! ;-)

Step 1: Taking Apart and Taking Notes

As in so many other hacks, taking apart carefully is crucial for this piece of work. As well as taking notes and numbering the parts, so you can assemble them at the end in the reverse order.
<p>Great idea of using the existing rat as a pattern!</p>
That looks REALLY hard
Actually it isn't. It took me about one and a half workday to complete. If you have basic sewing skills you should be able to do it! <br>So go ahead and give it a try!
Yes, I would like to commission a rat purse please. :-)
I'm very sorry, but I don't sell, but I uploaded the patterns... ;-)
Love it! <br>

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Bio: I'm a swiss guy, living in germany and working as head of the props department in a small opera house. On the job and ... More »
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