How to Make a Pancreas in 10 Easy Steps

How to Make a Pancreas in 10 Easy Steps:

1. Locate 18m of blue seafoam polyester 6 months before you know you will be making a pancreas.

18m of blue seafoam


2.Make a sketch that roughly resembles a human pancreas. Take great artist liscence. Ignore all aspects to scale ratio, colour, etc...



3. Select colours and fabric. Make a pattern. Make it BIG. Try out some foam.

Colour choices and pattern


4. Cut the fabric. Add interfacing.

Cutting the fabric


5. Get more foam and give it some shape. Truss it up.

Trussing the pancrea


6. Make an infinite number of blue dots (and a couple of red dots) with the sewing machine. Hand sew piles of blue dots together into small panels. Sew. Hand sew panels onto pancreas form. Sew. Hire a friend to help sew *(Jenny McMaster!). Drink tea. Sew. Go for a walk. Sew. Meditate. Sew. Drink more tea. Sew. Sew. Sew. For 3 months.

Dots detail


7. Document Obsessively. Post pics to various places on the interweb and social media.

Pic of pics from iphone2


8.  Try the pancreas out in different poses. See what it can do.

Halfway thru pose


9. Add some grommets and tarp strips. Sew everything to the surface.  Make it strong.

STUDS AND structure

10. On the home stretch...

Back of pancreas

3 million people in Canada have diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or does not respond to the insulin it produces. Insulin regulates the body’s blood sugar levels.