So you might be wondering what this is all about. Gryph came back from vacation to a VERY rough time at work, and needed an outlet. I wondered at first what to do... and then I remembered!!!
Vaguely humanoid shape: Cut two from an old pillowcase, the weirder or uglier, the better.
Save the scraps and cut them into thin strips, straight or curvy doesn't matter. Add in some pieces of yarn or crochet thread, the same length as the thin strips. Remember, the goal is ugly.
Flip your humanoid inside out (eeep!) and stitch it together, leaving an opening. I left the head open... won't do that again, but it did work. When you come to the end of the stitching, pivot the humanoid around and restitch the whole thing. It's gonna get a lot of wear-n-tear, so double seams are a good thing. (If you want to leave the opening in the side--a much better idea!-- then place the 'do in between the layers of the head with the "hair" inside the body and the transparent tape part sticking out. Make sure you don't accidentally stitch any hair into the side seams.)
Any place that seemed vulnerable to me got multiple seams. This is the crotch.
Flip the humanoid inside right. A crochet hook comes in handy when you can't find your Purple Thang.
Stuff the humanoid pretty full, even a little tooo full, everywhere except near the opening. Leave that empty, because as you stitch it shut, your hands will naturally move the stuffing into place. I used Cluster Stuff this time and I just love it! Couldn't find the Morning Glory website, so I give you a pic instead of a link.
Once your humanoid is stuffed and the hair is made, place the hair in the opening so that the tape is below the stitching line (inside) and stitch it shut by hand or machine. I did it by hand, because I didn't want tape residue on my machine needle.
When I put the machine away, I was startled to find one of the little things that makes life so much nicer.
I am truly in love with Our Beauty. This is hands down the nicest sewing machine I have EVER used---even including an Elna of the same vintage!!
When you want to
throw the phone
Or kick the desk and
Here is a little Dammit
You cannot do
Just grasp it firmly by the
And find a place to slam
And as you whack the stuffing
Yell "Dammit, Dammit,