Check out all the pictures in this instructable if you are interested, and if you haven't seen enough see www.ruudvankoningsbrugge.nl
All original pieces were put together on a sewing machine. But for these models a stapler will do.
If you want to try the sewing machine you will need upper and under transport, more tension on the thread and no leather needle ( cuts slits) but an all purpose ( no.100) one.
Step 1: What's needed?
Old bicycle tyres, preferably different kinds and sizes.
some iron wire (2-2,5 mm approx.)
A pair of scissors
Some pliers for the iron wire
A stapler ( best is a pliers one, not this table model)
On the second photo the basic plan for a human out of bicycle tire.
for the bicycle : soldering gear
Step 2: The body
You will need a piece of 23 cm. Cut it lengthwise open on the inside of the bow. hold it open and check the width. It should be 7 cm approx. Fold it double. To hold it in place cut a small ring out of a 3-4 cm wide flat tire and pull it over the loose end to form a belt.