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« on: August 24, 2006 08:45:40 AM »

What type of fabric do you use to make your doll bodies?

I was thinking a muslin, but as I never made a doll, I'm not sure.  what works best for you?

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2006 03:54:17 PM »

I always use felt, it's easy to use, cheap and readily avaliable. A lot of people recommend cotton for the same reasons, and I believe it's more durable as well, though I'd recommend felt if you've never done a doll before, especially if you're making your own pattern. It also depends on the size and shape of the doll, though- felt is excellent on small stuff, not so great on big stuff.
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2006 03:44:16 PM »

Hi - I make Ragdolls and usually use cotton and muslin.  They seem to be the easiest to work with.  If you are considering making small items such as mascots, then felt is definitely a way to go.  I use felt for many projects, and I've also made some large mascots with felt.  But, it's up to you and what effect you are trying to get.  Hope this helps.  Aloha - Terri
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2006 08:58:59 PM »

thanks so much for your input.  I'm just going to start off with something simple and run from there.  I've seen so many gorgeous doll patterns I'm dying to try, but I figure I need to practice on simple first and go from there.

I think my first plushie is going to be a felt, and my first doll will be muslin

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