Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lemony Fresh Victory!

A new paper-pieced pattern is complete!  ...and it wants to TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

Invader Zim is here!

Invader Zim was a short-lived Nickelodeon cartoon from the early 2000s about Zim, a short alien with an ego the size of a galaxy who was banished to the planet Earth.  He is a bit delusional and makes it his mission to take over the planet with the help of his happy-go-lucky robot GIR.  The show could be described as a cupcake made from equal parts insanity and creepiness.  With a piggie on top.

Anyways, it's a show that my brother-in-law very much enjoyed, and therefore this became his birthday present.

Invader Zim is a pretty complicated pattern... there are 25 pieces that need to be sewn together.  Because of the complexity, I had to make him quite large... a full 18 inches square.  Here is a view of the back with most of the paper taken off:

For fun I decided to make him into a giant hexagon as opposed to the traditional square.  He is, after all, an Irken alien!

After I had him all pieced together I decided to accentuate the edges and add some details by embroidering around his head and arms.  Then I sewed him into a pillow!

You too can sew up your own Ivader Zim with my FREE pattern, available here!

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  1. Oh.my.gosh. I SEW HAVE TO MAKE THIS! This is my son's favorite cartoon character! Thank you for sharing this FABULOUS pattern!

    1. Awesome! So glad you like it! I'd love to see pictures of what you make. :)

  2. I think I enjoyed that show every bit as much as my son! You have done a great job on Zim. Any chance you will be creating GIR?

    1. I do have plans for making GIR at some point, but probably not until after Christmas. I'll keep you posted!

  3. did you ever do Gir?