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Topic: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along  (Read 1343052 times)
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« Reply #11430 on: July 01, 2010 08:37:22 AM »

My goodness! Sewing that head onto the neck is *difficult*!!!! Still not sure if i understand sewing the head together, min came out with a very lop-sided head and a very funny right ear, character perhaps?? I have a dull throbbing in my fingers from all the pricks but it's worth it to see it shaping up. Perhaps using upholstery suede was not the best idea for my first poppet, but we live and learn Smiley

I have found that I dont like to sew my ears on before stuffing the head and doing the eyes so I hand sew them on before I do the hair so that I can decide


That"s truly brilliant! I will definitely do that next time. Am I right in saying it would be easier to sculpt the ears themselves if attached afterwards?

So far i have completed the body, made a hat and hand sewn a pair of pants of of extremely tricksy and slippery satin type stuff. I also made, with difficulty, pom-pom like hair to try and get it to stand up while unwrapping the wool to get it to be somewhat curly. All has worked fairly well while creating a great learning curve. His hair was frequently cut off and re-sewn. All that is left is a jacket with same said tricksy slippery material and shoes from felt which should hopefully be easy with the tute. Any tips on working with such small clothing parts with such tricky material to help sew it by machine???
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« Reply #11431 on: July 01, 2010 12:33:16 PM »

My goodness! Sewing that head onto the neck is *difficult*!!!! Still not sure if i understand sewing the head together, min came out with a very lop-sided head and a very funny right ear, character perhaps?? I have a dull throbbing in my fingers from all the pricks but it's worth it to see it shaping up. Perhaps using upholstery suede was not the best idea for my first poppet, but we live and learn Smiley
I have found that I dont like to sew my ears on before stuffing the head and doing the eyes so I hand sew them on before I do the hair so that I can decide


That"s truly brilliant! I will definitely do that next time. Am I right in saying it would be easier to sculpt the ears themselves if attached afterwards?


Hm, probably a good idea.  I've thrown caution to the wind, pinning them in and sewing when I sew the head.  I guess that gives some character, but I will try sewing them on afterwards and see.

All that is left is a jacket with same said tricksy slippery material and shoes from felt which should hopefully be easy with the tute. Any tips on working with such small clothing parts with such tricky material to help sew it by machine???

Um, you could try backing the material with interfacing, or if you don't want it to stay stuck to the fabric, you could spray glue on tissue paper and back it with that, then rip it off when done sewing. Don't know if anyone has actually tried this?

Also, first time sewing alova, and I notice if you don't pin the two sides together really well, the fabrics slide away from each other.  I sadly confronted "wonky" this morning and am here surfing, taking a break from ripping stitches pfft!
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« Reply #11432 on: July 01, 2010 04:35:13 PM »

Ooh green poppets how fun beth8144!

Megnificent & katara, you could make a whole bunch of Avatars! I'd like to try to make the shaman's red outfit.  Cheesy

LOL that's exactly what I thought after I brought it home... it's the right color... kinda  Cheesy
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« Reply #11433 on: July 01, 2010 05:03:27 PM »

I think I have the same shade as Megnificent & katara  but I bought it before Avatar came out. 

Working on remembering everything from my Spock doll/poppet.  Making one for IYP16 if it turns out.
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« Reply #11434 on: July 01, 2010 05:06:19 PM »

I went to a garage sale and found a greay fleece sweater.  Will be poppet #2...... once I have time for me.....
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« Reply #11435 on: July 01, 2010 05:26:10 PM »

Now what exactly is "Time for me" I dont think I know what that is anymore?  Wink
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« Reply #11436 on: July 01, 2010 07:17:34 PM »

LOL!!  I hardly know what it feels like, but have a vague recolection of it...I'm sure I want it though... Wink  Oh and I've yet to do poppet #1 yet too.... but you know what I mean Smiley
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katara
« Reply #11437 on: July 01, 2010 11:28:55 PM »

Sheesh, getting and sewing the head onto the neck wasn't easy. It's definitely my least favorite part of making a poppet! Anyhow my poppet has eyes and has been jointed - and I must say I'm quite happy with the result!  Grin She's definitely a keeper! Going to see if I can do the hair today.
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« Reply #11438 on: July 01, 2010 11:32:42 PM »

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All that is left is a jacket with same said tricksy slippery material and shoes from felt which should hopefully be easy with the tute. Any tips on working with such small clothing parts with such tricky material to help sew it by machine???

What I've found helps is sticking some masking tape to the bottom of the machine foot - it provides a slight grip that prevents the material from slipping.
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tabiekat
« Reply #11439 on: July 02, 2010 04:12:52 PM »

hello

i have just started my first poopet, ive already made some mistakes like not adding seam allowance but its still ok. im useing peach coloured felt as i couldnt find any suede in spotlight, i must be blind. is it just me or are poppets supposed to be small?


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