Recently, students traced the outer edges of photocopies of their cell drawings onto sheets of felt cloth. The "running stitch" is used for sewing along the traced edges to join the two halves of each cell. A "pull-through hole" is left open so the joined sheets can be turned inside-out after excess cloth around the cell is cut away. Poly-fill stuffing packs the interior of each cell. Students use the "whip stitch" to seal the pull-through hole.
After completing the basic pillow form, students will refer to their drawings as they carefully design organelles for their cells. The organelles will primarily be made from cloth scraps that are left over from the construction of the basic pillow forms. The organelles will be attached to the surface with fabric glue.