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« Reply #10410 on: October 15, 2009 07:53:52 PM »

I've finally found the poppet a long thread!
I've made (handsewn!! torture D:) two sort of practice poppets, a boy and a girl, whom I love and will post pics tomorrow of, hopefully. They're all wonky, and very boring compared to some poppets I've seen, but I'm proud of them because I've wanted to make a poppet for a year and a bit, and in two days I've handsewn too, clothes included, lol.
I have a question, I've thrifted a blue stretch cotton tshirt in a gorgeous electric blue, and was just wondering would it be suitable to use for a poppet? I'm afraid it might stretch a bit too much :/
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« Reply #10411 on: October 16, 2009 05:44:17 AM »

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    you could try using a stretch interfacing on it to stablize it.  Others have used a regular interfacing on flannel to make poppets. ( They turned out very nice too!)
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« Reply #10412 on: October 16, 2009 07:43:13 AM »

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    you could try using a stretch interfacing on it to stablize it.  Others have used a regular interfacing on flannel to make poppets. ( They turned out very nice too!)
I agree with ClonedBrovo. Smiley I think it will look great! Can't wait to see all your poppets!
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« Reply #10413 on: October 16, 2009 08:37:16 AM »

thanks guys, but the problem is I'm handsewing! Is there any way to stop overstretching hand sewing? Probably not. -_-

I should have my two poppets up later, I just have to find a camera!
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« Reply #10414 on: October 16, 2009 01:02:09 PM »

thanks guys, but the problem is I'm handsewing! Is there any way to stop overstretching hand sewing? Probably not. -_-

I should have my two poppets up later, I just have to find a camera!
The stretching won't happen becasue of sewing it will happen becasue of the stuffing. And with poppets you want them fat and fluffy or they get wrinkly. If you use an iron on interfacing and hand sew very small stitches, Do at least 2 rounds on each piece (with the second round going in between the first row of stitches.) I think it will look great!
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« Reply #10415 on: October 16, 2009 01:05:19 PM »

thanks guys, but the problem is I'm handsewing! Is there any way to stop overstretching hand sewing? Probably not. -_-

I should have my two poppets up later, I just have to find a camera!
The stretching won't happen because of sewing it will happen because of the stuffing. And with poppets you want them fat and fluffy or they get wrinkly. If you use an iron on interfacing and hand sew very small stitches, Do at least 2 rounds on each piece (with the second round going in between the first row of stitches.) I think it will look great!

I was just going to say that using a backstitch might work...but, two rows of stitching amounts to about the same thing.  Wink
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« Reply #10416 on: October 16, 2009 02:53:16 PM »

oh I see what you mean by interfacing now.  Roll Eyes I'm a bit of a crafting noob still, heh. I'll see if I can get my hands on something like it, it might be difficult living in a  teeny town in the middle of nowhere  Tongue
Inez- I do use a small backstitch, I'm still perfecting it, it's getting neater with every doll I do, lol. You should see the first sock doll I ever made, such a mess.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #10417 on: October 16, 2009 04:33:54 PM »

Ok she is done!  I did get her made in 48-hours like I intended but I took an extra half-day to get her clothes "just right." Here is a teaser photo:

And here is the link to her page with LOTS of photos!!!
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« Reply #10418 on: October 16, 2009 06:40:50 PM »

Wow, all I can say.
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« Reply #10419 on: October 16, 2009 09:25:48 PM »

Wow, all I can say.

I just wanted to say "thanks", by the way, to you, lovesclutter, for emailing me that pattern a few days ago so I could make my poppet!  You were such a big help in answering my questions and getting back to me so quickly!  Your such a "doll"!!  Thanks!!  Grin Grin Grin
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