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« Reply #11440 on: July 02, 2010 04:40:13 PM »

they're about 12-14 inches when stuffed.
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« Reply #11441 on: July 02, 2010 05:16:17 PM »

Hey tabiekat!

My first poppet turned out really skinny as the fabric I used didnt have much stretch in it. I did find a suede type fabric (at spotlight!) with a bit of stretch in the upholstery section - and its not too thick!

Im using a micro fleece for my next one, think she's going to end up pretty plump  Grin
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« Reply #11442 on: July 02, 2010 08:24:01 PM »

hey


thanks for that, thats good to know the printer isnt misbehaving, i recon if i go to spotlight today ill have more luck finding suede, i think i got a bit side tracked as it took three goes to find brown pinstripe material for the doctor rag doll im making for myself, i think i may have a bit of an obbsession with the tenth doctor but i dont care Smiley
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« Reply #11443 on: July 02, 2010 09:30:00 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?


tabiekat
yo, you just wrote poopet LOL.
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« Reply #11444 on: July 03, 2010 01:36:13 AM »

Hi Tabiekat,
spotlight quite possibly won't have what you want, but i know a seller on ebay, in Australia, who sells faux suede which works wonders for these dolls, and another one who sells doe suede and craft velour which works wonders also.
I have, on the rare occasion found what I want (for doll material) at spotlight. If in doubt, as someone for doe suede, craft velour of faux suede.
Spotlight is good for eyes and yarn, for hair, though, and I love their scraps/offcuts bin as you can quite often get nice bits of material, just big enough to make what you want.
If you want the ebay details/shop for the sellers, let me know. (btw 1/2 meter of doe suede should do a minimum of 2 dolls)
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tabiekat
« Reply #11445 on: July 03, 2010 04:15:51 AM »

hey

thank you everyone, i went to Spotlight earlier and found some suede, it was in the upholstery part just as kwiltykate said, so half a metre should do two, thats good i all ready have the plan for them, and the fabrics for their clothes, just a matter of free time now Smiley
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Mishdafish
« Reply #11446 on: July 03, 2010 04:27:19 AM »

Thanks katara! The jacket is mostly finished now, just a bit of the collar left. I glued the edges of the fabric to prevent fraying and still being able to have a tiny seam allowance which seemed to firm the material up. Only the boots left and then pictures Smiley
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« Reply #11447 on: July 03, 2010 01:12:29 PM »

Thanks katara! The jacket is mostly finished now, just a bit of the collar left. I glued the edges of the fabric to prevent fraying and still being able to have a tiny seam allowance which seemed to firm the material up. Only the boots left and then pictures Smiley

Just glad I could help! Can't wait to see how your poppet turned out!
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« Reply #11448 on: July 03, 2010 02:56:10 PM »

I have done arms and legs Yay!!  I was using my trusty end-of-a-paintbrush-I-ruined-by-not-washing-the-varnish-out-of-properly tool to turn the limbs in the right way, but it did not withstand the pressure and snapped Sad I know have my deceased-grannys-metal-crochet-hook tool to use instead and its much better!  Also my beading pliers were good for pulling the hands through the wrist (that's a tight bit) so long as I dont pull too hard and mark the fabric.  I think my faux suede may be a little thicker than the norm but its not too bad to work with and should be pretty hard wearing. 

I do have a bit of a problem with the ankles though, they have creased a little and they are pulling the foot up towards the leg instead of being at right angles.  Any advice as to how I prevent this next time?
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« Reply #11449 on: July 03, 2010 03:23:48 PM »

When you sew a right angle, you should notch the seam allowance at the point where it turns so it doesn't pull.  At least, that's what it sounds like is happening.  Clip the seam allowance  - thats for everything you sew, not just poppets.

I finally have a WIP that will become an FO.  I swear, if it weren't for swaps I would get nothing done.
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