The Art of Darkness

Zombie Pincushion Tutorial

December 20th, 2010 by Cobwebs

PincushionWell, the example is a zombie, but I think it just screams “voodoo doll.”

Art Threads has a nicely detailed tutorial for making three different pincushions from felt, including a ragged zombie with rudely-stitched wounds. Felt is great for making small items like this because you don’t have to worry about trying to turn it right-side-out after sewing; since the edges don’t fray, you can just top-stitch the whole thing and leave it right-side-out to begin with.

The tutorial has lots of cute (“cute” being a relatively term where zombies are concerned) suggestions for adding a little character to your creation; I love his itty-bitty turned-down collar and leaking brains.

You could use the basic pattern and instructions and turn out a range of creatures by changing the surface details. It would also be fun to stitch a loop of ribbon to their heads and use them as Christmas ornaments.

(via CRAFT)

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