Zombie Friend?




About: Mother of two, one seven month old and one husband. I love to make things and to collaborate with other crafters.

Who doesn't like friends? Okay, so zombies aren't the greatest of friends, but just look at that gentle soul behind those button eyes.

This project is very quick and a great way to put a use to those worn gloves or resurrect a lone glove.

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Step 1: Materials.

Gather your materials and prepare for the resurrection.

-A Glove
-Something to use as eyes
-Embroidery thread

Step 2: The Creation Begins.

Cut thumb and ribbed wrist off of glove and stuff with preferred filling all the way into the fingers.

Step 3: Sewing the Head.

With embroidery thread blanket stitch the top of the zombies head. Do not do a perfect job here! Remember this is a zombie and who really wants a perfect zombie?

If you don't know how to blanket stitch there is an illustrated guide in the pictures. Once you come to the end of the head you can continue the stitches onto the face or tie off and add stitches somewhere else.

Step 4: Face Stitching.

You can continue by stitching the face in the same manner. I usually double over it just to give them a thicker look.

Step 5: Adding Eyes.

Get an idea of where you want your zombie eyes and attach. I like to use buttons, but you can also just draw them on, stitch them or use felt. (Really, you can use whatever you want as eyes.)

Step 6: Adding a Mouth.

I like to stitch on the mouth, but be as creative as you want!

Step 7: Raising the Arms in Zombie Like Fashion.

To raise the arms I use a thread that will blend in with the color of glove that I am using.

1. Pinch arm into position wanted.
2. Stitch through the top of the forearm connecting it to the underside of the cheek.
3. Continue across until zombie arm looks to be in position wanted and tie off.

Step 8: Finishing Touches.

Get out some makeup, dirt, art supplies, and make your zombie beautiful!

Here I just used some makeup to enhance some of his characteristics. I used eyeshadow and blush.

Then I sewed up his head wound leaving a little stuffing protruding. The stitches will ensure no more stuffing will come out and help keep the fiber showing in place.

Step 9: Friends!

Look at that! He's already made friends with a zombie made out of a gardening glove. It makes a mother proud!

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    75 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    This is the first Instructable I've tried, making the zombies were sooo fun!! here are pictures : (the brown one is Matilda and the white one is called Willie)

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    6 years ago on Step 9

    Would the stretchy 'magic' gloves work for this? Or would they not be ideal? I'd like to make these for some of the kids at an orphanage near us. I'll have to buy the gloves, so if anyone has a link for some low-cost gloves that would work, I'd really appreciate it.

    Great instructable!


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    5 years ago

    Aww it's simple yet cute!!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    =D Thank you sooo much I love my new zombie friend called Gilbert!! =D =D I shall defo be making lots more friends for zombie Gilbert =D hehe


    Thanks for the awesome idea! This was a fantastic way to spend my afternoon. I could only find a black glove in my closet so I decided to make a little Ninja Plushie. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, thanks for the great instructable!


    I LOVE YOUR ZOMBIE FRIENDS!!  I have about 20 "left over" gloves from my preschool class...now that it is (almost) spring, I know just what to make with the gloves!  I'll send pics when I make some.  What a super fun and super quick idea.  Thank you!!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    omg! i did this with one then i cut off the fingers from another glove and sewn it onto it to make a zombie octopus! it's amazing thanx!

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    Little Davy

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I had a go at making my own out of an old glove I found, over Halloween. However instead of cutting off the thumb, I instead left it and turned it inside out, so it created a sort of damaged eye socket for the small eye. The darken eyes, were done with permanent marker and a safety pin above the eye. Giving the little critter an overall menacing effect. Thanks for the creative idea for this project.

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