The zombie is made from 'moss green' polyester felt, and is sewn using a simple pattern for a rag doll found online (www.sewing.circleofcrafters.com
) This blog
gave us good instructions on how to sew the doll together.. We downloaded the pattern in JPG format and using Adobe Illustrator (Corel Draw and Inkscape would also work), we live traced the shapes to create vector files. We then sized the pattern to the zombie, and cut out the shapes using a laser cutter.
Then, fold the arm and leg shapes in half and sew up the rest. turn them inside out and stuff them with polyfil or other stuffing. Next, take one of the body shapes and sew a zipper into it and cut the felt above the zipper to allow it to move. With the zipper slightly open, place the body cut out with the outside of the zipper facing up, and pin the arms and legs to the felt so that they point in the direction opposite to that of which you want them to go (legs pointing up and the arms pointing in) and place the other piece of body felt on top and pin it in place. Now you can sew around the edge, making sure that you sew into the arms and legs. When you have gone around the whole body, you then open the zipper, and turn it right side out.
The shirt is a simple piece of white cloth with holes cut out for arms, and hot glued in the back. The collar is made by cutting a small slit and folding the top over.
The tie is just a piece of red felt that is hot glued in place.
The jacket is made by folding the fabric so that the fold is up (away from you). The fold will be where the shoulders go. Then sew up the sides to make a 'T' shape. Turn right side out and rip (or cut) the right sleeve off so that it looks jagged and torn.
The pants are made by sewing two pieces of denim up the sides and up the crotch and turned inside out. The left pant leg is ripped so that the knee is showing.
Cut the mouth, nose and teeth from felt and glue them on to the face.