Introduction: Technical Monster

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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.

Supplies:
-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
-Scissors
-Hot glue
-Goggely eyes
-Old pants or sweaters
- Sewing Machine


Step 1: Deconstruction

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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

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Step 2 – Start playing around with mixing the plushy parts on the body shell you chose. Pin in place.


Step 3: Labor of Love

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Step 3 – Hand sew, or hot glue the limbs, eyes, hair to your developing terror.

Step 4: It's What Is on the Inside...

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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

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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

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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.

Comments

CreativeFix (author)2015-01-08

xD cool idea!

StarFace (author)2008-11-19

These are AMAZING!

I have a teddy I was given when I was born that my Nan made and it really does closely resemble one of these... Which is preeetty concerning but er.. yeah.

I LOVE THEM!

At the moment I have a lot of time on my hands so I'm sure by the end of December I'll have a whole tribe of them :p x

CopperWolf (author)2008-09-10

It looks kinda cute...

lakramer (author)2008-07-20

That's a really interesting idea. Very cool!

aeromancy (author)2008-07-19

These are awesome! Keep up the good work. 5/5 stars.

Siebe (author)2008-07-07

IIIIIIIi love it, really good idea i made it for my girlfriend xD

GorillazMiko (author)2008-05-04

That's so cool! Great job! +1 rating.

awkrin (author)2008-05-03

u butcher!

bettydoes (author)2007-01-14

Made one of these with my seven year old the other day. We don't have a sewing machine and did it all by hand. We put a head on it and used a bit of elastic and a button to close the beast. We also added a ribbon as a strap. She loves it.

lilo (author)2006-12-17

Yay! I love it. It's like getting back at a tormented childhood.

TheCheese9921 (author)2006-12-15

ooooh boy cutting up stuffed animals for my own pleasure fun fun!!!

Tool Using Animal (author)2006-12-12

Those are so tanj cute I might actually construct one,with two dogs i have plenty of animal parts laying around. I agree with canida, def enter this in the contest.

canida (author)2006-12-12

Those are awesome! (Not exactly space-saving, but then that's clearly not the point.) You should add this to the Homemade Gifts contest- these guys would make great holiday presents.

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