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Onigiri Pillow

A cute must-have for any Japanese fan. • Posted by Zip-Rose

A cute onigiri-shaped pillow; one comfy companion.

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A cute onigiri-shaped pillow; one comfy companion.


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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    You should have two peices like this.

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    Now glue your nori/seaweed onto the riceball. Look before gluing so it's relatively even.

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    Add some eyes, some cheek and whatever you want. Ta-Da! now you've created your own cute onigir pillow.