We all have many gadgets floating around in our messenger bags, getting all scratched up in the daily grind. Then we think we should get them a cozy little pocket of warmth but decide after looking at the price, "life was simpler" when all these gadgets didn't weigh us down. However, the cell phone is a must for someone like me that’s never home. Dear ol' ma wouldn't get to talk to me otherwise. And the MP3 player plays the soundtrack of my days. So I decided that my technology needed a new look if they we going to hang out with me. And now these little monsters are getting so much attention, I have decided to make them as gifts for my friends.
-Various plushy toy toss offs such as beanie babies - can be found at local thrift stores, your kids toy box a co-workers cubical and sometimes even in free boxes
-Needle & thread
-Old pants or sweaters
- Sewing Machine
Step 1: Deconstruction
Step 1 - Start identifying which body types will accommodate your gadget. Then start deconstructing. Make little piles of plushy parts for your mad science self.
Step 2: Mad Science
Step 2 – Start playing around with mixing the plushy parts on the body shell you chose. Pin in place.
Step 3: Labor of Love
Step 3 – Hand sew, or hot glue the limbs, eyes, hair to your developing terror.
Step 4: It's What Is on the Inside...
Step 4 – Cut off the end of a pant leg or shirt that is as wide as your plushy and a little deeper. Turn inside out and sewn three sides together, leaving the top open.
Step 5: Oh the Birth
Turn the pouch back in and then push it into the body of the monster. Secure with hand stitching or hot glue
Step 6: It's Alive
Step 6 – Insert your gadget. It’s like seeing your cell phone dresser up for Halloween. I leave mine open because it’s a pretty snug fit, but other may want to secure a strap across the top the keep the gadget in place. I did make one with a quasi head by sewing the butts together of two different bottom halves (see pic). Show off your monster and you’ll both get invited to all the cool parties.