Monday, December 26, 2011

DIY Suffer Bear

Emilie Autumn fans will love this little guy.
For Christmas, I made my friend Robert a Suffer bear. For those of you who are not Emilie Autumn fans, Suffer is the pink shabby bear bestowed upon her by an army of rats, but more on that later.

Seeing as how my friend and I have a rather "unique" taste in things, I wanted to make something for my friend. And this little Suffer was super perfect!

You will need:
Fabrics (colors and designs to your own taste), a contrasting thread, a needle, scissors, pins, and paint. As well as the bear you choose to Suffer.

In all honesty, you can add anything: safety pins, buttons, ribbons, or grommets. It's all up to you, but here's the basics.

It's best to begin with the patches. If you start with the paint, you will have to wait for the paint to dry. I choose to add paint around the patches and what-not, so begin with the patches. First things first, an eyepatch!

No project is complete without copious amounts of tea of course.

Then more patches!

I like to add contrasting textures with one another. The bottom black swirly fabric is cotton and I added the silky striped fabric on top; that way, the cotton fabric stabilizes the silk.

I added a little patch onto his foot too.

When you have all the patches sewed down to where you want them, now we can paint! I chose to add some bloody tears.

I added some paint onto one of his hands like this:

Then rubbed his hands together in his enemies blood with the paint so it looked like this:

You can spread the paint around, I used a Q-tip because my paintbrushes were missing. ^^;

Then, just to add a layer to the paint, I added a dear old friend:

Using the same Q-tip, I added it where I felt it was needed.

It gave the paint a nice rosy sheen.

Let the paint dry and voila! Your Suffer is ready! I decided at the end to add a little something more to him.

Yes, a bitty heart.

I later added some black paint around the eye and hands to give it a grimy "I cried off my makeup" look too. He's so cute, and your friends will thoroughly enjoy evading the death traps he sets up to kill you too. I hope you all had a very safe and Merry Christmas! <3!

4 comments:

RequiemInD said...

Q_Q This is so cute! I am going to make a bunch of these for everyone now...

>:] With my own spin on it of course.

Serenity said...

Haha, you should! I have a few little random teddy's around the house, why not share the misery? :D <3!

Caro salvador said...

esto es tan lindo¡¡¡ yo no sabia como hacerlo hasta que te encontre muchas gracias =D

Serenity said...

Caro Salvador- Gracias, me alegro de que puedo ayudar! <3!