Since I still had a bum-load of stretchy, black seaweed-esque fabric from that failed sushi roll costume a couple years back, it was time to put it to better use.
Start with a pattern, this time a simple circle (this particular one was around 8 inches) with a smaller circle inside for "filling". I cut the smaller circle into pie chart shapes for each filling I wanted to make.
|Kitty loves fish|
|Other flavors are carrot, takuan, and avocado! I don't know if I'd eat this combo in real life. Ha.|
Now, cut out some nori! Mine was about 18" wide and 26" long. And I think this is the first time I've ever had to calculate the circumference of a circle with its radius outside of school. Ha! (circumference = 2*pi*r, so an 8 inch diameter would need about 25 inches of fabric to cover...)
The hardest part? Now sew the 26" sides to your white circles (right fabric sides facing). Sewing stretchy fabric in a curve isn't the easiest.
But, eventually you'll make it through! And then you can sew up the side seam of the black nori, though leave a small gap for stuffing.
Flip the fabric inside out and get ready to stuff!
|My rice to filling ratio seems a bit off. Though more filling is always better, imo.|
Sew up the gap with some black thread and the hidden stitch, and you may now call yourself a sushi chef!
|Maybe someday I'll learn to take nicer pictures instead of in bad lighting on my couch. Ha.|
The only thing I don't like about black stretchy fabric and fluff-filling is that it doesn't hold it's shape well at all. It's kind of...floppy! Adding more fill just made the sushi expand. So next time I might use more of a batting or something with structure. Though Penga-Mom has already given me a standard roll pillow form with an express order for several custom sushi covers. I suppose that is one way to do it, so we'll see!
|Penga-Sis says, "Sweet sushi dreams!"|
What do you like in your sushi rolls?