Bespoke Creations: Winnie the Pooh...and Tigger Too!

Posted on December 11, 2012 by Ee-Leng Chang | 12 Comments

Disney's Winnie the Pooh was one of my much-loved childhood movies. I've lost count of how many times I've watched Winnie the Pooh over and over and over again. And I could never decide which character I loved the best, I think I just really loved them all! 

Previously, I got to try my hands at re-envisioning Eeyore into a gadget case. This time around, a customer gave me the chance to create 2 Pooh-inspired iPad cases, one based on Winnie the Pooh and the other based on Tigger! This was one seriously fun bespoke request to tackle!



I started with Pooh bear first, being the easier of the two. I knew straight away what a Pooh bear iPad case would look like, the only serious challenge here was actually his red T-shirt. I primarily use 2mm or 2.5mm thick felt and my initial design was to use a red 2mm felt for his T-shirt. Then as I was putting the pieces together to see how it would all fit, I realised that his red T-shirt on his front, back and arms meant that my machine would have to sew through 12mm of fabric. I could already imagine tears and tantrums from my machine if I even attempted to bring 12mm of fabric near the needle! I really didn't want to give up on the red T-shirt dream because that's just so Pooh but I didn't know what to do. It bothered me for a few days, as most problems with the most obvious solutions tend to do. And yes, the solution was very much in-my-face. Or rather, on-my-shelf, right where my stash of thin felt sat. So I ended up using a thin lightweight felt for the T-shirt which worked well anyway to give it a more cloth-y look. 

So here's my rendition of a Pooh-inspired iPad Case:





Next up was T-I -double Guh-Er Tigger! And this was a much, MUCH harder character to squeeze into an iPad-sized shape. Tigger is very long. iPads are...well not so long. And his head just could not be squared off, and there was no way I was going to be able to get his arms in like Pooh up there. Much shower-thinking was required for this!

In the end, I figured I'd put him on a dark brown background so he could still retain his Tiggery shape and the case could still be quite compact and iPad-shaped. But it felt really plain to just have his head and neck and looked really odd anyway to cut him off at the shoulders. I finally hit upon the idea that while I couldn't have arms, I could still have hands. Or paws most precisely. And it just seems so very Tigger-like to be holding his paws up and out. 



As for Tigger's back, I went for a pretty stylised look to give him his stripes and a tail without actually having a tail:



His body stripes on the pocket are sunken in while the stripes on his tail stick out, I thought it would give him a bit more dimension to tell his body stripes apart from his tail. 

I always love the chance to revisit my favourite childhood characters and this bespoke request was no exception! In fact, I think my obsession with the Winnie the Pooh movie was what helped me overcome my design challenge for Tigger because I kept thinking about his personality and mannerisms and I think my rendition of Tigger as an iPad Case really has a Tigger-y-ness about it.

Well hope you like these creations and as Tigger would put it: TTFN, ta ta for now!

Posted in Bespoke, Creations


12 Responses

Graeme Baird
Graeme Baird

September 17, 2014

I was wondering if I could get a quote for the Winnie the Pooh IPad mini case? I love in the UK

Ee-Leng
Ee-Leng

June 20, 2014

Hi Ann,

I’ve just emailed you with a quote for a Winnie the Pooh iPad case. :)

Cheers,
Ee-Leng

ann
ann

June 18, 2014

May i know how much is the winnie the pooh ipad cover ? And how does it hold the ipad ?

Ee-Leng
Ee-Leng

April 22, 2014

Hi Kimberly,

I’ve emailed the quote over to you. Have a lovely day! :)

Cheers,
Ee-Leng

Kimberly Phan
Kimberly Phan

April 21, 2014

Hello! I love your designs can you give me a quote for both for the iPad air and shipping to California? Thank you!

Ee-Leng
Ee-Leng

April 17, 2014

Hi Wanqi,

I’ve just sent you an email about a bespoke Tigger iPad case and included pictures for Eeyore too!

Cheers,
Ee-Leng

Wanqi
Wanqi

April 12, 2014

Hi, could you quote the pricing for iPad Air – Tigger and do you have a picture for iPad mini Eeyore? And please include shipping to Singapore too. Thanks

Ee-Leng
Ee-Leng

March 05, 2014

Hi Val, I’ve just sent you an email about a bespoke Pooh iPad case. :) Cheers, Ee-Leng

Val Porter
Val Porter

March 03, 2014

My daughter has her heart set on a Pooh iPad case (for the iPad original). She loves your design. Will this work for an iPad original and if so, how much does it cost (including shipping and handling)? Please let me know. Thanks! Val

Val Porter
Val Porter

March 03, 2014

My daughter has her heart set on a Pooh iPad case (for the iPad original). She loves your design. Will this work for an iPad original and if so, how much does it cost (including shipping and handling)? Please let me know. Thanks! Val

Ee-Leng
Ee-Leng

December 30, 2012

Hi Nyesha,

I’ve just sent you an email about a bespoke Pooh iPad Mini case! :) Have a great New Year! :)

Cheers,
Ee-Leng

Nyesha
Nyesha

December 27, 2012

Please tell me this come in a mini. pooh is my favorite character and i am looking for a case for my new iPad.

Email me please

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