Invader Zim is here!
Invader Zim was a short-lived Nickelodeon cartoon from the early 2000s about Zim, a short alien with an ego the size of a galaxy who was banished to the planet Earth. He is a bit delusional and makes it his mission to take over the planet with the help of his happy-go-lucky robot GIR. The show could be described as a cupcake made from equal parts insanity and creepiness. With a piggie on top.
Anyways, it's a show that my brother-in-law very much enjoyed, and therefore this became his birthday present.
Invader Zim is a pretty complicated pattern... there are 25 pieces that need to be sewn together. Because of the complexity, I had to make him quite large... a full 18 inches square. Here is a view of the back with most of the paper taken off:
For fun I decided to make him into a giant hexagon as opposed to the traditional square. He is, after all, an Irken alien!
After I had him all pieced together I decided to accentuate the edges and add some details by embroidering around his head and arms. Then I sewed him into a pillow!
You too can sew up your own Ivader Zim with my FREE pattern, available here!
Check out all of my paper-pieced patterns on the patterns page!