stuffed stuff: piggy from invader zim

July 7, 2009

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Since I don’t have a bento to blog today, I’m going to do another stuffed stuff blog. This is something I made a loooooong time ago.

Stuffed stuff: Piggy from Invader ZIM
Created and stuffed: September 2004-ish

“Invader ZIM” was a cartoon show created by Jhonen Vasquez produced and aired on Nickelodeon. My friends at work and I looooved the show, and we used to watch it during lunch break everyday. Piggy is a character from Invader ZIM. As you can see, he’s a piggy.

I've made Piggies for my bento before too.

Christmas 2003, I made a huuuge Piggy for my friend at work. After that, I scaled down the pattern, polished it and made a smaller version, which is the same pattern I used to make the one in the picture. Piggy wasn’t the first character from Invader ZIM I made, but it was one of few plushes I ended up keeping. I like the character designs in Invader ZIM a lot, and ending up making several other characters. I’ll probably post them soon on my blog.

Anyway, we liked the show so much that our company ended up releasing it on DVD. :D (Of course, the whole process is more involved than that, but it’s pretty boring so I’m not going to write about it.) For the DVD extras we planned on interviewing the voice actors, director, and music composer etc. So I decided to make little gifts for them. I made about 6-7 Piggies and 6-7 Mini-Moose! (I might have made more, but I can’t remember.) If you own the DVD, you can probably see my friend (the interviewer) tossing either a Piggy or Mini-Moose to the cast member at the end of the interview.

Almost all characters in Invader ZIM have adorable bugged eyes.

Look at this cute little tail!

Look at his cute little tail!

He can fly too.

My old AnnaTheRed tag my friend designed

My old AnnaTheRed tag my friend designed

When I made the Piggies, I didn’t have time to use all the cut fabric, so after I shipped them off, I used the rest of the cut fabric and made three more Piggies. I gave one to my boyfriend’s niece, and I made one to my friend in Japan. I couldn’t find a nice home for this one, so I decided to keep him.

Three little piggies

Three little piggies (the photo taken in 2004)

I’m very proud of the pattern for the sphere, because I made it totally from scratch! It only uses two pieces of fabric, but I made a lot of modifications and spent a lot of time getting this to work. It’s such a basic shape that I still use this pattern for many different projects.

I didn’t post all the pictures of Piggy on here, so if you want to see more pictures of him, please check them out on my flickr page.

For more pictures of this plush, visit stuffed stuff: Piggy set on my flickr!

You can also check out more stuffed stuff on my flickr.

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PunkrawkknitterNo Gravatar July 8, 2009 at 10:28 am

This is awesome. I’m not confident enough in my sewing skills to design patterns yet, but your ability to produce such accurate stuffie patterns astounds me.

I would love to see how mini moose turned out.


CatNo Gravatar July 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I love these!


AriNo Gravatar July 9, 2009 at 10:38 am

Do you have pictures of Mini-moose??


MilsNo Gravatar July 11, 2009 at 2:15 pm

This one is super cute… KAWAIIII


KayNo Gravatar September 4, 2009 at 8:03 am

I would love to make one and have tried with realy bad results :( would you be willing to share the pattern you used?


AlexandraNo Gravatar February 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Is there anyway you could post the pattern? This is the only thing my boyfriend wants for his birthday and I want to make one for him. Please and thank-you!


AlexandraNo Gravatar February 8, 2010 at 12:43 am

This is failing epicly attempting to create piggy…


AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar February 13, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Hi Alexandra,

I’m so sorry but I cannot post the patterns for Piggy… (for various legal reasons) But I will email you a link to a site that might help you make Piggy! Don’t give up! :)


GustavoNo Gravatar November 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Could you please send me that link too?


AlexiaNo Gravatar July 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm

hello Anna!
i love how you make the piggy! <3
if you can email me the same link that you said before that would help me to do the piggy
i want to make one to my father, he is a big fan of invader zim

i hope you can help me : )



AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar July 10, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Hi Alixia
I totally thought I already emailed you the link! I’m so sorry. I’m emailing you the one right now!
Good luck on making a piggy!


Trin8tyNo Gravatar August 5, 2010 at 4:29 pm

This is too cute! Have you ever tried making a Gir? If you make anymore pigs or a Gir I would totally buy one!


Rei YamagawaNo Gravatar September 4, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Hi Anna. I love the piggies that you made~! They’re so adorable. :3

Would it be ok if you emailed me the link to the site, too? ^_^ I have a sister that would love for me to make her one!
Please? :D


TaraNo Gravatar December 5, 2010 at 4:57 am

Can you email me the pattern you use as well please? This piggy is just adorable! If not then I’d buy one from you.


achaleyNo Gravatar December 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm

plz send me the link i want too make it for my girl who is a major zim fan


achaleyNo Gravatar December 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm

and ill buy one from you plz


AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar December 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Tara and achaley,

Email sent! Good luck! :)


MadiNo Gravatar December 15, 2010 at 11:59 am

Hi! I’ve been looking all over for a pattern to use to make one of these for my boyfriend. Could you possibly email me the pattern?? That would be so awesome. By the way, they look really awesome!!!


KelciNo Gravatar January 15, 2011 at 2:20 am

I would appreciate the pattern as well! It’s fantastic! Thanks you!


AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar January 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Madi and Kelci,
Email sent! Good luck!


KatNo Gravatar February 14, 2011 at 4:23 pm

hey could also get that link to make piggy? my best friend is totally obsessed with invader zim and i want to surprise her with a piggy for her birthday


AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar February 19, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Hi Kat
Email sent! Good luck! :)


MerryNo Gravatar February 19, 2011 at 4:28 pm

this is too cute!!
maybe you could email me the pattern too?
thanks so muchh!!


AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar February 20, 2011 at 10:18 am

Email sent! Good luck!


JeffNo Gravatar April 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Can I have one made? I will pay for it cuz I can’t sew at all


AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar April 28, 2011 at 10:35 am

They aren’t not for sale! Sorry!


Cookie4ddictNo Gravatar July 25, 2011 at 4:42 am

Ah, PIGGYY !!! :D I loved you piggy! Is it possible that I can get the pattern too?


AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar July 29, 2011 at 9:37 am

Email sent! Good luck!


CynthiaNo Gravatar August 3, 2011 at 3:00 am

Hi Anna,

May I please pretty please request the pattern too? Do you happen to have any other patterns for Invader Zim… like Mini Moose or Grrr?

Thank you!!!!!


AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar August 3, 2011 at 8:49 am

Email sent!

For those people asking for the patterns, I want to make something clear… I am not giving away Piggy plush patterns. I am just sending a link that has various sphere patterns, and it’s a different pattern from the one I used for Piggy.


CynthiaNo Gravatar August 3, 2011 at 3:03 am

Oh, you have the bee too!


maaikeNo Gravatar August 16, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I know this is a little late, but can I get the link to the pattern too?



AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar September 19, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Sorry for the super late reply but I sent you an email!


AlinaNo Gravatar July 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Can you please e-mail me the pattern?
Thanks :)


AlinaNo Gravatar July 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Sorry I meant the link to the patter :P


AlinaNo Gravatar July 16, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Oy *pattern for the sphere :D


AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar August 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Sorry for the super late reply to your comment! I emailed you the link. Good luck! :)


JulianNo Gravatar September 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Can you please e-mail me the pattern?


SarahNo Gravatar July 6, 2015 at 7:27 pm

Are you still willing to sell these? They’re so cute!


MichelleNo Gravatar January 29, 2016 at 11:20 am

Hey could you send me the pattern to make the pig and the mini moose please?


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