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« on: December 22, 2007 06:47:59 AM »

hi guys I have never really worked with felt before except the moogle I made by hand the other night. But seeing how wonderfully easy it was to work with I bought some to make a "boy" doll for DS. Now my questions is using felt on the sewing machine, any suggestions for stitching lenght, or which stitch is best? or any suggestions at all?

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2007 08:19:41 AM »

When I make toys, I usually use a smallish stitch length.  That said... I have had no problems machine sewing felt no matter the stitch length.

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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2007 02:10:01 AM »

I've never had a problem with felt and like Ghilie, I've used all sorts of stitch lengths on it.

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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2007 10:04:30 AM »

I found small to medium works best. If you use a long stitch and plan to wash it it might stretch and the toy can loose it's stuffing. We had a sad day when one of my beloved critters went through the washer/dryer and was never the same.
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