Geisha Hugger

Added May 11, 2011

by tricksy

Cape Town, South...

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Description

This little lady was a birthday present for an American friend of mine who has recently moved to Cape Town after 5 or so years teaching English in Japan.

The hugger is essentially a Geisha-doll pillowcase over a rectangular fabric ‘beanbag’ filled with white rice and a few teaspoons of loose blackcurrant herbal tea. The whole thing can be put in the microwave and heated for a few minutes, after which it stays hot and cuddly for hours, while the blackcurrent tea gives off a nice sweet scent.

I worked the pieces out myself from a quick sketch which I cut into the various parts like a puzzle. I then cut each piece from the corresponding fabric, adding seam allowances as I went, and sewed them together like a quilt.

Material Notes

Geisha pillowcase: Sateen hair, satin face, and mystery striped fabric from my fabric stash for the Kimono. The eyes and mouth were embroidered by hand.

Beanbag: Black sateen, filled with white rice and blackcurrent tea.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Unisex
Garment Type
Other
Style
Ethnic

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  • Patti_12-28-2011_large

    Sep 27, 2011, 05.45 PMby patti-r

    ADORABLE!!

  • Mekidsmountain_large

    May 11, 2011, 03.53 PMby Lucha Suarez

    This is just tooooooo cute! What a fabulous gift!

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