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« on: August 26, 2008 12:47:58 AM »

I'm making some ninja turtle costumes for my nephews and can't really think of a good way to attach the front shell to the back shell. Each piece is faux fur that I've sewed a turtle shell design onto the side that will face out, and then I'm sewing it together with another piece and stuffing the back shell slightly.  I was thinking of using webbing (is that the right name?) and making top straps and side straps, with the sides adjustable to tighten them, but I'm not really sure how to sew them on. If I just sew them onto the back shell while I'm sewing the two pieces together, that part makes sense, but then to get them into the front piece...I guess I need to leave gaps when I'm sewing it together, and then slide the straps in and topstitch? Does that make any kind of sense or does anyone have a better idea?

I want to finish these by the time my middle nephew turns 3 on sept 13. Also, I am making these for the two older boys, anybody have any ideas on something I could make turtle-ish of the same material for the baby (4 mo)? My boyfriend thought it would be cute to make something matching for him, but he spends most of his time on his back, so a turtle shell maybe not so great. Maybe just a big turtle shell pillow to prop him up?
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008 10:21:52 AM »

Webbing or belt strapping is a great thing to use for holding your shells together, personally I like the cotton type over the nylon, it's easier on the shoulders.
 If your machine is up to it, doing it the way you described is fine in the 'will it hold together"' category, where it could be troublesome is strapping + 2 doubled layers of fur = machine overload in many cases.
If getting the straps in the first side is the most your machine can do try this:
sew button holes in the loose ends of the straps & matching large buttons (by hand, but it's only a couple buttons) on the inside of the front shell. Easier for kids to get in & out of too. Smiley


Nylon belt strapping can be melted with a match or candle to keep it from fraying, cotton needs fray check or to be sewn.

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008 11:28:39 AM »

Thanks so much for the ideas! I hadn't even thought if my machine could handle it...I think it could...but I'm at my sister in law's today working on her machine, which I don't like nearly as much as I like mine.

My nephew found the first shell back with the stitching and went nuts over it. He held it kinda over his butt and ran around until his cousin told him to hold it like a cape.

Costuming board would be cool!
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