Thursday, December 8, 2011

How to Sew a Corn Cob

Do you like or hate corn? You can't just tolerate it. You either love or hate it. So how do you feel?

Hate          Love (circle one)

Well, whichever you would have circled, I guarantee you that you will LOVE this corn cob!!


  • Three yellow pointy ovals (3 in x 2 1/2 in)
  • Two green pointy ovals (5 in x 2 1/2 in)
  • Thread
  • Sewing Needles
  • A dark Sharpie™marker or other permanent marker
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing


Cob -

  1. Pin together and sew TWO of the ovals together on ONLY ONE side, but DON'T TIE OFF WHEN YOU GET TO THE BOTTOM!!!!!!!!!
  2. Pin the third oval to either ONE of the already used ovals. Sew the thread across the tip and sew the new oval to one side of either one of the already used ovals. Tie a knot, and if you have a bit left, you can continue as far as you can up the side. You probably will have to make a new threaded needle, though.
  3. When you sew a bit, put in some stuffing. Continue sewing and add a little as you sew each inch more. Finally, you will get to the very top!
Now you have finished the cob. Time to start the husk!

Husk -
  1. Sew about 3 in. of the ovals together. 
  2. Once you have done this, be sure that the ovals are together, not flipped around so that to side you have sewn is flipped around. Sew the seam of the husk to a seam on the corn cob, lining it up so that the bottom of the husk reaches the bottom of the cob. 
  3. Now it should look like the corn has a dorsal fin like a fish. Flip the husk technically 'inside-out.' Now the husk should be slightly wrapping around the corn, not coming straight off the back.
  4. Rethread your needle if you don't have a lot left. Stretch (not STRETCH stretch) the husk around to the front-ish side of the cob. Sew the husk to the cob. Sew exactly 2 in. from the bottom on both sides.
  5. Look at your cob. If the husk looks strange up above the cob, then cut it down to 4 in. and snip off some of the curve on the 'inside' of the husk until you are happy with it.
Cob Retouches (OPTIONAL) -
  1. With the marker, draw a grid on the cob to look like the kernels.

Corn cob! This is pretty much what you will be making!

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