Meet, Eric

He's a pincushion

Transparent Eric.png

"I'm made out of an old sweatshirt."

Legal Name: Eric the Stoneman 
Date of birth: 10.4.2021

mock-ups and sketches

IMG_4790_edited.jpg
IMG_8573.jpg
IMG_8574.jpg
IMG_5550.JPG
IMG_5549.JPG

I started by hand sewing together his body and stuffing it with poly-fill. 

Making Process

IMG_5551.JPG
IMG_5927.JPG
IMG_5930.JPG
IMG_5931.JPG
IMG_5929.JPG

I sewed his arms by tightly to the sides of the his body. After, I cut his hands out using a styrene stencil.

Then I made an internal structure out of styrene for his arms. I wrapped it with the same fabric and stuffed poly-fill in between for volume and cushion.

65497043158__D14950C5-4B6A-4B40-A367-0E90790C5C8F.JPG
IMG_5939.JPG
65500848645__02383D72-BFE9-4A3C-B7F1-470EFB0075E5.JPG

The two sides of each hand were sewn together and stuffed with poly-fill.
 

IMG_5949.JPG

Finally, the hands were sown to the arms and I cut the eyes out of felt. I added a bead of hot glue under the pupil to give his eyes a little glimmer of life.

                                 And thus, Eric was born.

 

R0000501.jpg
R0000496.jpg
R0000493.jpg
R0000487.jpg
R0000491.jpg
R0000490.jpg
IMG_5954.JPG
IMG_5979.JPG

Eric hanging out with the other pincushions made by my classmates.
 

This was an assignment from my Junior year fall semester Industrial Design Soft Goods Special Topic Class taught by Prof. Leslie Fontana.