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« Reply #520 on: December 04, 2007 08:21:25 AM »

It is much MUCH easier to make out of a polyester knit that doesn't fray.  Some have made fleece poppets. 
Exactly why is that though? Is it becasue of all the small parts like fingers and such?
Just trying to get an idea. Smiley

using a polyester knit is easier to stuff tightly without fear of your seams busting open, if you use a woven fabric, or a fabric that frays you will not be able to stuff your poppet as full with could result in a floppy poppet also using a polyester knit allows you to "sculpt" some of the poppet's cutest features, such as fingers and toes
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« Reply #521 on: December 04, 2007 08:55:22 AM »

I've now used a heavy weight knit without a nap, a woven upholstery fabric with a velvety texture, a woven fabric with Lycra, a stretchy knit with a "furry feel to it, and  the reccomended poly knit fabric to make Poppets. If you use a woven fabric, I suggest that you make wider seam allowances and zig zag the seams after using the smallest seam possible so that you do not bust open the doll when stuffing it. With other fabrics with pile that have a tendency to creep, I had to pin the dickens out of it before sewing. If you stuff the doll tightly, you should not end up with a floppy doll.
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« Reply #522 on: December 04, 2007 08:55:41 AM »

It is much MUCH easier to make out of a polyester knit that doesn't fray.  Some have made fleece poppets. 
Exactly why is that though? Is it becasue of all the small parts like fingers and such?
Just trying to get an idea. Smiley

using a polyester knit is easier to stuff tightly without fear of your seams busting open, if you use a woven fabric, or a fabric that frays you will not be able to stuff your poppet as full with could result in a floppy poppet also using a polyester knit allows you to "sculpt" some of the poppet's cutest features, such as fingers and toes

I see.
you know, i think it's totally worth it to make an arm out of woven fabric so you can see how it behaves. the more experience you have with fabric, the easier it becomes to judge the right one for your projects. like, for this one i have some slightly stretchy brushed cotton in a chocolate brown that i am going to use. it's a woven fabric BUT i'll use very small stitches to keep the fraying down to a minimum and we'll see how it goes.

try it out, you may find that your technique allows for easy use of what fabric you have on hand.

I am pretty experienced with sewing many fabrics so that is probably what I will do just to see which I like better. Smiley I could also use some iron on interfacing on small parts and see how that works. Oh so many Experiments in my future!
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« Reply #523 on: December 04, 2007 09:00:48 AM »

I've now used a heavy weight knit without a nap, a woven upholstery fabric with a velvety texture, a woven fabric with Lycra, a stretchy knit with a "furry feel to it, and  the reccomended poly knit fabric to make Poppets. If you use a woven fabric, I suggest that you make wider seam allowances and zig zag the seams after using the smallest seam possible so that you do not bust open the doll when stuffing it. With other fabrics with pile that have a tendency to creep, I had to pin the dickens out of it before sewing. If you stuff the doll tightly, you should not end up with a floppy doll.
Sounds like more things to try! These guys seem so flexible it will be fun to play with and see what happens. Perhaps a franken poppet!
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« Reply #524 on: December 04, 2007 09:35:04 AM »

I just made a pants tutorial. It's found here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211760.msg2272499#msg2272499
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« Reply #525 on: December 04, 2007 10:27:11 AM »

THanks for the tut!!!
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« Reply #526 on: December 04, 2007 10:52:19 AM »

Hey, Kasey, when you get the time (hahahah), could you do a corset tute? If I had one to look at I could figure it out, but I don't.
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« Reply #527 on: December 04, 2007 11:11:06 AM »

cool, mines slowly comming along. Has anyone else had to redo parts? I keep messing up or my machine keeps eating my fabric. My legs look great though and ive even made shoes. I can tell its been 8 years since ive sewn lol.
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« Reply #528 on: December 04, 2007 11:25:33 AM »

I didn't do a pattern..... I just cut and sewed..... I will try and figure it out and then I can post a tut. I can try and make time to figure it out tonight. So please bare with me!!!
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« Reply #529 on: December 04, 2007 01:34:13 PM »

heh, you have some pretty nice lookin' legs there... Smiley for the poppet 
not bad for not having sewn in a while.
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