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Play tetris in your locker!
My friend LOVES tetris on facebook so I decided that I would make these magnetic tetris toys for her birthday. Everything here is hand made and really easy. I'm sorry that i don't have any pictures. This is my first project so i didn't think to follow my steps. But it's easy so don't worry. Also, most of the materials you need are probably just lying around your house. Though it does take some time to do as you felters all know, it is a good way to pass the time and get some cool reactions. But the time varies based on the size, the complexity, how many you make and if you make a box or not. Have fun!

Posted by Pramodini Arela from San Diego, California, United States • Published See Pramodini Arela's 53 projects »
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  • Step 1

    1. Decide how big you want your toys to be.
    a. how big you want the units to be
    b. how tall you want it to by.

    You know how tetris blocks have those units? Well i decided that the easiest way to do this was to decide a length for a unit and then decide on how many units i wanted. My units are 2 cm by 2 cm. the height of my toys are also 2 cm.

  • Step 2

    2. Decide the shape you want it to be.

    Tetris has many shapes to choose from and i decided the shape based on how much felt i had in that color. You should probably get the colors that are actually part of tetris, but i didn't have them.

  • How to sew a computer game plushie. Tetris Toys - Step 3
    Step 3

    3. Measure and Cut the shapes out

    This includes two of the shapes and one long strip that will be the height. Don't forget to measure all around each side of the shape so that you won't come up short.

  • Step 4

    4. mark the units

    This will help you to sew a straight line to mark the units
    Mine, again, were 2 cm by 2 cm

  • Step 5

    5. Sew a straight line across all of the units

    This can be done my machine or by hand, but i thought, since i didn't want to change my machines thread 7 times, i would do it by hand. If yours is a magnet, you only have to do this to one side since you other side will be up against something

  • Step 6

    6. Sew the long strip to the shape

    i used a blanket stitch because it looks nice, but you can use a whip stitch.

  • Step 7

    7. Fill with fiberfill

    I did this step before i sewed on the back because it was easier to me, but you can switch this with step 8

  • Step 8

    8. Sew on the back

    Be sure to slip in the magnets, if you have them, before your fingers can't reach that far back.

  • Step 9

    9. (optional) Make a box

  • Step 10

    9a. open a tissue box so it lays flat

  • Step 11

    9b. measure how big you want the box's base to be and the height

    mine was 11x 14 cm and the height 3 cm. don't forget to add the height you want your box to be to the base for the tabs. so the base would be about 14x 17 cm and the height would be 3x 17cm

  • Step 12

    9c. Add a pretty wrapping paper

  • Step 13

    9d. glue the tabs together to make a box

  • How to sew a computer game plushie. Tetris Toys - Step 14
    Step 14

    9e. make a lid

    take a clear plastic folder and using the base measurement with the tabs and cut it out.To make it easier, make the measurements a milimeter smaller so it fits inside better. then cut away the squares in the corners to make it bendable. use scissors to score where the plastic will bend

  • Step 15

    9f. Tape the corners together and insert it into the box

    this takes some time to do. I found it easier to put the toys in the lid first and then put the box over it. You might want to make a cute tag and put it inside.

  • Step 16

    9g. tape it to the box

    to make sure the toys don't fall out, tape the clear lid to the box.

  • Step 17

    10. Finished

    Now you have cute toys for you or friends and a professional-looking way to package it. Enjoy!

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Cheryl
Cheryl · Missouri, Missouri, US · 160 projects
This is awesome! I also have a friend that loves tetris. I will have to make this for her!!! Thanks for the how-to!!! Happy
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