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Microbe is an adorable little character created by Captain Corduroy of the Something Awful forums. He's become popular enough that people wanted a real-life Microbe of their own! Well, I've put together a pattern and instructions to make your very own Microbe plush. I've tried to make it as easy to understand as possible, as well as user friendly for all levels of ability. If you have any questions about the process, please comment on this instructable and I'll be happy to answer you.

He's super cute and because he's the best, he makes a great gift for a loved one. His materials are cheap, but the effort you put into making him will show that special someone how much you really care. Or you can just keep him, your call.

For more information about Microbe himself, please visit the Microbe Facebook Group
 
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Step 1: Gather Your Materials!

Picture of Gather Your Materials!
You will need:

1 sheet of dark green felt
2 sheets of light green felt
1 skein light green embroidery floss
Scissors
Needle
Microbe Pattern (see next step)
Batting to stuff with

You can get felt sheets for about 20 cents at your local craft shop. While at the craft store, go to the embroidery/needlework section and pick out a light green floss that matches your felt. A skein of embroidery floss is just one of those little bundles. You can find batting on the quilting aisle, usually.

OPTIONAL:

Dark green or black embroidery floss
Squeaky toy insert
Pins - these just keep the pattern from moving while cutting pieces of felt.
super cute
BluwBox5 years ago
I love this thingy but can you make the pattern more equal?
goatgirly5 years ago
I think it's so cute. So what if you aren't a great sewer?
awww cute little dude....i can't wait to make one so i can grace my apt with it..
I think he's super cute! I've always wanted to sew but I never bothered to learn, hopefully I'll get a chance to try this out sometime soon :)
i agree that it ish super cute xD
iq_abyss6 years ago
I LOVE the idea. But your product ended up looking dumb, but it has potential for greatness. I suggest you work on your felting skills. But like I said--LOVE the idea.
Yeh, i agree with abyss. You should run through a few more designs before posting another or revising this intractable because this is a great idea but the finished product is not quite there yet...
Regardless of the finished product (most of my instructables were one-offs, done for the first time and documented while i was doing it), this is still valid because it teaches overlock stitching. Furthermore, Sakana, can we have a companion cube instructable, please?
Yes, please! I want a companion cube! :D
agreed
intractable? What is that?
I wasn't aware that instructables was a place to criticize other people's work... There is a "be nice" comment policy. "Be nice" does not mean say "its bad, but heres somethnig good so i dont look bad" it means be nice. If you have a suggestion, please feel free to put it forth, but do not put others down. If you feel you can do better, please do so, this is how we grow. Sakana may even be willing to host a link to yours from here, if you are nice about it.
I agree. True, the idea is awesome. But the finished product was also awesome! Better than mine, anyway.
Passive aggressive much?
brettbarth6 years ago
I tend to use more cloth than felt, but are there any cons to using cloth for this project, or does it not matter?
sakana (author)  brettbarth6 years ago
Cloth is fine, too, but I like the look of felt. Fleece would be a very good choice here, too.
Pyrowuzzup6 years ago
i love something awful. Ive been doing some sewing lately. ill have to try this.
iq_abyss6 years ago
Here is a way to FELT it. At the bottom is the bit on how to turn it into a microbe. The whole thing is sort vague, but take what you get.
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/cr_needle_arts/article/0,2025,DIY_13768_5265815,00.html
sakana (author)  iq_abyss6 years ago
Pure felt toys like that don't have the squeezable soft texture I was looking for in a plush. Thanks for searching for other methods, but they just don't achieve the result I was looking for. You may not like the microbe, but I do. I think he's huggable and cute - and there were other people who wanted one for themselves, so I posted instructions. Sorry it wasn't up to your standards, maybe you can make a better one and show us how. :)
R3Z0D6 years ago
Wow this guy looks like one of the microbes from an anime i just finished.....
How cute! I might make a blue one (are there blue ones?), they look really cool, especially if you make all different colors! Nice job! +1 rating.
sakana (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
The Microbe himself is technically only green, but you're welcome to make him in any shade of felt you'd like. You can also experiment with modifying the pattern for varying tentacle lengths, if you'd like. I went for the more "traditional" Microbe look with the green and short tentacles.
Sunbanks6 years ago
Aww, he is very cute! I need to try making one.