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Annie38
« on: June 20, 2013 07:02:44 AM »

Hi, I'm new to this site and sewing in general I'm making a poppet for the first time having trouble sewing the head together was want to see if anyone has a tutorial that they could share with me? I have try 3 time now and not getting it right doesn't look a poppet head 




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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013 08:58:03 AM »

o.O doesnt look like a poppet head? Post a pic up maybe so I can see what your doing and I might be able to help, I've only made a handful myself but I have no problems with em thus far =D
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013 09:34:08 AM »

I can't post pictures yet but here is a link http://pinterest.com/lisaannie38/my-poppet-head/ this is the only head i have left i trash the others out was mad lol I'm not sure but to me it doesn't look like the ones i see on here
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013 12:04:06 PM »

I actually think it looks really good! Especially in profile. Maybe with all the bits added (eyes, hair, etc) it will start to feel more poppet-like?
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013 12:21:06 PM »

I have to agree with jungrrl, it looks perfect, it just needs the features that make it feel more....facelike?

I just got home so give me a few minutes and I'll snap pictures of my newest one, its not attached to anything but it does have its face, so perhaps it will give you a better feel for your own =)

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Okies, here's my newest head...I do sketch my faces on with sharpie fabric markers although I have done one with the safety eyes too, all depends on what your most comfortable with

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See? Mine looks just like yours, cept maybe a little more tightly stuffed and with a face...thats really, the only difference, shape wise, their likely identical =)

Same style head, but with hair and safety eyes
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2013 12:46:51 PM »

Thank you guys guess it does look like your ok I will go ahead and use this one and maybe like you said when i get the face on it it will look better I will post as soon I finish him thanks again
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2013 01:40:43 PM »

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You'll find he looks better and better as his features get added on, unless you make a hella blunder and have like, horrible puckers or your fabric falls apart at the seams, I wouldnt toss a head till you try it out with features =D I just stitched close a few fingers that fell apart as I was turning them rather than make news one =)
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2013 07:54:11 PM »

I think it looks really good!  Remember to use a lot of stuffing. Try stuffing it a bit more and see if you like the shape better. I usually stuff my heads until they're  pretty stiff. I think it looks great.. Smiley  Keep going with it!
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2013 06:53:35 AM »

I think the head looks fine! One thing I noticed was that which way the stretch goes really makes a difference for a thin and long vs more round head. I had to make 2 once to get the right shape for a poppet Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2013 12:56:46 PM »

I think the head looks fine! One thing I noticed was that which way the stretch goes really makes a difference for a thin and long vs more round head. I had to make 2 once to get the right shape for a poppet Smiley

also if you use a fabric w/o stretch it tends to look a little wider.

try putting more stuffing in the chin and see if you like it better.
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