Step 5: Hand sew the toy closed

Using a needle and thread carefully sew the seam gap shut as neatly as possible (the red thread is shown in this picture only for reference, in reality you will be using WHITE thread).

At this point you can stop if you want. EVE doesn't really need arms, and if you don't feel up to making arms you can leave her like this. A perfectly good toy to play with.

HOWEVER, if you want to put arms on, and they are really easy to put on, then at this point you sew on two buttons just about in line with the bottom of the face at the side right over the seam.
<p>Our 6 year old daughter and I made this project. She's always loved the movie and we had a blast. It was her first sewing project ever (keep that in mind when looking at the photos) ! She takes it everywhere and has had many children (and parents) ask where they can get one. We've always told them to look up your &quot;Instructable.&quot; Thanks so much for posting this!</p>
Thank you for sharing those pictures and your story. That is excellent work for a person of any age let alone for a 6 year old. I loved the film too and glad you and your daughter enjoyed this Instructable. On my website www.dadcando.com I have many more projects but I haven't really explored using the sewing machine at all really, so maybe it is something that I should do more of.
So cute and the character is moving. Just click <a href="http://www.toyswill.com/robot-eva-plush-toy-14cm-p-124.html" rel="nofollow">robot eva plush toy</a> and bring it home
So cute!!!
Absolutely lovvveee iiittttt!!!!!!!<br><br>I wonder, is there any way to make eve a bit rounder? Aka less conical like she is in the movie?
wow my cousins are into this this would be a great present
lindo... amanzing....
Two suggestions to make this wonderful project even more professional: a) trim the curved seams by making small V cuts in the seam allowance; once turned inside out this should reduce any bumps around the edges b) cover the buttonholes with clear nail polish- that will prevent potential fraying or unraveling, especially if the arms are moved a lot
you could just sew a line around it
I've only made a test one of these so far ( I have not used a sewing machine in 13 years) but my kids love it!!! My 8 month old won't sleep without it and my 3 year old takes it everywhere. I guess I have to make more : D
I'm glad you like it. My son (even though he was 8 when I made it) still has it as one of his favourite bed time cuddly toys.
hey i made one for my mum she really likes it and one for my little kitten he plays with it all the time he ripped off an arm but it was really easy to sew back into place
sounds like fun
why dont teh armz go in? i r is havung teh mastur gramurz
w t f a y o a ?
I just got around to creating EVE, I admit being a fanboy of hers too. I like the button idea, it allows you not only to remove the arms for the closed look, but allows you to put on the blaster arm if you make one <sup></sup><br/>
yeah just what I thought, but where's the picture??
Pictures for you, i drew and colored the face by hand with perminate marker and felt tip craft markers, I sewed it nearly perfect too, twas extremely fun to make.
That's superb, thx for the pics. Would you mind if I put them up on dadcando?(that's my site and it's where the project originally came from...)
Yes please, im the Wario there too <sup></sup><br/>
All done, and with that upload you keep your free status on dadcando until August! SO thankx for the pictures, they look great, glad you enjoyed the project.
Yep, it was very fun, everyone wanted to hug it too <sup></sup> <br/>
oh, almost forgot to say, I had a test to find the softest material to make eve and guess what, a white T-shirt is actually extremely soft material when stuffed, so thats what I used.
Yeah, good idea
thanks, also the plant logo on mine is internaly strobed like the movie
That would make a cute back pack too. Nice work.
Thank you so much for this...this will make a perfect from the heart Christmas gift for my girlfriend. (and I'm not just trying to copy the last guys answer :-P )
imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but hey it makes a great present so may be great monds think alike!
You officially inspired me. I borrowed your arm joint idea and <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Plush_Wall_e_Toy/">made a Wall-e</a>. As soon as I get some white fabric, I'll be making Eve. Thanks.<br/>
thx, he looks great BTW.
can't wait to try it out! thanks
This was great fun to make! I did one for my girlfriend and uploaded some photos to Flickr - check it out...<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomharris/tags/eve/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomharris/tags/eve/</a><br/><br/>
I too made one for my girlfriend. I used screen printing ink for the details. The eyes were done with a dark blue and then redone with a glow in the dark blue so the eyes glow a bit after the lights go out. :D
You did a great job, I hope she was pleased with it. I see that you used the ink jet printing onto fabric idea. She looks really cute.
Great Instructable, and looks like its very easy to do. I'm gonna try this soon, for my girlfriend - she's crazy about Wall-e. Thanks for sharing!
thx, glad you like it.
"boy or girl... and if you don't think it's a MAN thing... come on, my brother made his wife's wedding dress, now how cool is that?" HHmmm, sewing has always been said to be a womans thing, but there is only me and my girlfreinds dad that I know that can.... an electronic engineer and a builder. Go figure.
Yeah, my comment was that if you don't think it's a MAN thing then think again. A sewing machine is a neat piece of engineering kit, just like a drill or a lathe, so it's only a cultural taboo that gender stereotypes it. I have three boys and we do all sorts of things like this as well as the more normally accepted BOY things, because I want them to grow up without any shallow preconception about what they can and can't do
I made one of these last night, had to do it by hand tho, no sewing machine! Didnt turn out as well as i hoped, but the missus took it off to bed before I could put the arms on, so it cant be that bad... Could post a pic if I knew where to send it...
True dedication, by hand! phew, same happened to me with the first one I made, kids took it off me as soon as the stuffing was in. It still has no arms! To post pictures... when you reply to this post (if you do) you'll see that there are a few boxes along the top of the reply box, one of them says add images. Click on that button and browse for the image on your hard drive, and there you go. Alternatively go to dadcando, log on, download the project if you haven't already and then upload your images to that project in your MY HOME PAGE. really glad you liked the project.
Sewing is totally a man thing! My boyfriend rocks with a serger! Not that I can't or don't sew myself, but he's always the one I call when my machine starts acting badly.
Yay thanks <333 I don't know if I have the patience to get this right the first time but awesome instructable :-D
thank you, it shouldn't take you that long to do, you don't have to make the arms, and in that case it's a 20 minute project.!
u dont really need the arms esp if you make one of her Dormant mode also i wonder if you could make one w her eyes and sample icon that light up
Of course you are right. The first one I made was with no arms. Obviously I couldn't do the head floating so I thought I would extemporise a bit and add the arms. In any case, later in the film EVE has the flower icon and she is awake. Yes light up eyes and icon would be quite easy with LEDs inside. Also you could do other eye shapes. Love to see that when you make it.!
actually i had a diffrent idea for the eyes make velcro "faces" that you can swap out to change her mood another idea also using velcro make the sample compartment in her chest
Very nice idea, I like it.
Another great project from KaptinScarlet!

About This Instructable


243 favorites


Bio: Eldest of five, son of two doctors, 10 years in Graphic Design and marketing, then retrained as a Biomedical Materials Engineer, don't ask me ... More »
More by KaptinScarlet: Make a loco from junk Distress your Kymera Wand Make a Golden Filigree Dragon's Eggcase
Add instructable to: