The Radical Snuggie is a DIY Winter-Resistant Protest Garment.
Between raids and rain, many occupiers are struggling with improvised winterization. Why cover yourself in a garbage bag when you could model an eye-catching Radical Snuggie made with tear-resistant, fashionable shower curtains? Make your occupation comfy. Stay (quite) warm and (kinda) dry in a Radical Snuggie.
Special design features include:
* Elastic drawstring transforms your Radical Snuggie into a warm, dry sleeping sac at night *
* Or, simply sleep standing up in a mobile cocoon, avoiding those pesky new “park rules”
* Layer-look adds heft for burning off extra Occu-Pie and PBJ calories as you hoist this monster Snuggie about
* Plus, Velcro signage lets you rest your weary arms on marches *
* Built-in scarf turns your witty political statement into a jaunty fashion statement *
* More Special Add-Ons make your Radical Snuggie imminently customizable to withstand the authority assault weapons of choice in your locale *
This Instructable, The Complete Radical Snuggie, is a step-by-step guide for creating your very own Radical Technicolor Dream Snuggie, using basic sewing skills and inexpensive materials from your local dollar store. Make one today for yourself, for a loved one, or to donate to the cause.
TMI? If you prefer to improvise, check out Radical Snuggies in a Nutshell, a simple Instructable that walks you through the Radical Snuggie’s basic principles.
Ready for more? Try on our Radical Snuggie Add-Ons, a sampler of extra features for turning your Radical Snuggie into a Swiss army knife of resistance!
Step 1: MATERIALS LIST
- 4 vinyl shower curtains (Make sure you are using vinyl shower curtains, not plastic liners. Liners are too thin and the plastic will rip when you sew them.)
- Polar Fleece (We used 4 polar fleece throw blankets from the dollar store, but you could also use polar fleece fabric from a fabric store. Fabric stores sell polar fleece fabric that is 60 inches wide, just like our blankets. Our blankets were 76" long, that's about 8.5 yds for your whole project.)
- A toggle (You can take one off the drawstring from an old fleece or coat or buy one at a fabric store where they are usually two for a dollar.)
- Strong, water resistant tape (We used gaffers tape because it's yellow and fun, but duct tape would work just as well. Make sure whatever tape you use sticks to your shower curtain.)
- Sewing Machine
- Measuring tape
- Tailors chalk (Or a Sharpie would do nicely.)
- Velcro tabs (Optional)