Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: Plush Angry Birds

This Christmas, I decided to make many of my gifts. Not knowing what to do for my brother who has everything, I spent some time thinking about it before I came up with this brilliant idea, based on a tutorial I'd read on a craft blog I follow several months prior: Angry Birds! I made him the red angry bird and the pig, weighted with a beanbag in the bottom so they could be paperweights.

I used the Angry Birds Plushies tutorial from Obsessively Stitching and loved the way it turned out. After making the red angry bird, I had the concept down and made the pig without its tutorial. But if sewing doesn't come so intuitively to you, the tutorials are very well written and easy to follow, with pictures for each step. I haven't made any of the other birds, but I'm sure they'd turn out very well. I really didn't make any diversions from the tutorial except adding the black tail to the bird and not adding a crown or helmet to the pig.

 Here's red angry bird, looking so very angry!

And the pig, looking a little boggly-eyed.

I think this was my funnest gift I've ever made, and even funnier his reaction when he opened it!

If you ever do try this tutorial, and if you'd like to share, I'd love to see how your angry birds come out!


Miss Antoinette K. said...

Oh that is HILARIOUS!!!! HAHAHA!!!

Hmmmm....a gift idea for Andrew!!!!

Lauren Fletcher said...

HAHAHA!!!! Thats GREAT!! Before I even read Annies comment, I was thinking about it as a gift idea for James =) as a joke of course, since we both have played Angry Birds =P (!!!)