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Wil Wheaton challenged the internet to create a full set of polyhedral gaming dice pillows. I may not actually send these to him, because my daughter loves them, and she is really cute.

These dice are good for rolling, kicking, bouncing, snuggling, etc.  As a side bonus, if your character has to take 4 damage, it's easier to cope when that damage is dealt through the medium of a big fluffy polyhedron.

Step 1: Materials

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Consumables:
  • Fleece (remnants work great!)
  • Old t-shirt torn into strips
  • Polyfill
  • Thread

Tools:
  • Cutting stuff
  • Measuring stuff
  • Sewing stuff
  • Dice (for reference)

Step 2: Applying the Numbers

For a 4-sided die, cut 4 triangles of the fleece.  For this one, I went with 10" on each side (60 degrees on each corner).

Lay out the t-shirt strips (pink in the pictures below) onto a side of the die, I pinned down the first few before sewing, but it wasn't too bad to just feed them into the sewing machine freehand.

Using the same color(ish) thread as the t-shirt, sew a zigzag stitch along the center of the first number, then finish it up by sewing another zigzag stitch along the outside of the number.

Be sure to lay out the pieces as you go, so you can keep the numbers in the correct corners.

Step 3: Attaching the Sides

Match the numbers and sew the back side with a straight stitch.

Do the same for the rest of the sides, but leave an opening in the middle of one of the sides to put the polyfill in later.  Be sure it's the middle, because it will be easier to add stuffing in the corners if you have all the corners machine-sewn.
 
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sunshiine1 year ago
So fun, Clever idea, I love the pink and blue contrast. Thanks for sharing your hard work and do have a splendorous day!
sunshiine
Phydeaux (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
Thank you! We have a whole pile of wound up t-shirt strips in all kinds of colors. We got on a rag rug making kick a while back, and just stopped throwing away holey t-shirts. :-)
It is amazing what one can make out of stuff that usually gets thrown away! The downside is storing all the great stuff we save for crafts! I wished I had a larger garage!
Phydeaux (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
If I only had a garage! May I present my crafting corner:
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Awesome! I would post my picture but it is too bad. Maybe after we get some work done that is causing the night mare I can post how I am cleaning it up. Thanks for sharing and do have a splendorous day!
sunshiine
What a cool idea! I've got to make some of these!
Phydeaux (author)  Jessie Marie1 year ago
I agree! :-)
ChrysN1 year ago
Cute dice!
Phydeaux (author)  ChrysN1 year ago
Thanks :-)