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A cute must-have for any Japanese fan.
A cute onigiri-shaped pillow; one comfy companion.

Posted by Zip-Rose from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia • Published See Zip-Rose's 5 projects »
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  • How to make a shaped cushion. Onigiri Pillow - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, after you gather all your materials, cut out two semi-circled shaped peices from some old newspaper.

    This creates the pattern needed.
    Trace around this pattern, leaving about an inch allowance.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Onigiri Pillow - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out the two peices.
    <-- should look a little like this.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Onigiri Pillow - Step 3
    Step 3

    Lay the peices together so that the good, non-drawn on side is facing each other.

    Now pinaround the shape, leaving a section unsewn so we can flip it good-side out after sewing.

    The unpinned side prefferably should be in the middle of the bottom side - this is so that the sewn up outside seam will be hidden by the peices of nori/seadweed.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Onigiri Pillow - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew it all up, except the area we left unpinned.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Onigiri Pillow - Step 5
    Step 5

    After it's all sewn up, flip it good-side outside. The seams should be hidden inside.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Onigiri Pillow - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now, stuff the pillow full of toy stuffing. You can get this stuff in most craft, sewing or hoddy stores.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Onigiri Pillow - Step 7
    Step 7

    When it's all stuffed hand sew up the open bit. It's okay if it's messy - the nori/seaweed will cover it up.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Onigiri Pillow - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now, the seaweed is made from a rectangle peice of black material. This peices' size depends on the size of your onigiri.

    Cut the peice out and pin down the raw edges. Then sew them suckers down.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Onigiri Pillow - Step 9
    Step 9

    You should have two peices like this.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Onigiri Pillow - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now glue your nori/seaweed onto the riceball.

    Look before gluing so it's relatively even.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Onigiri Pillow - Step 11
    Step 11

    Add some eyes, some cheek and whatever you want.

    Ta-Da! now you've created your own cute onigir pillow.

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kookiegurl97
kookiegurl97 · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 5 projects
Adorableness!!!
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Gia
Gia · Pomona, California, US · 10 projects
its so easy and yet still really cute. AWESOME!
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Tessel D.
Tessel D. · The Hague, South Holland, NL · 1 project
Love it!
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Gone Neko
Gone Neko · Milan, Lombardy, IT · 29 projects
I'm totally doing one like this! =3
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