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« Reply #12530 on: July 03, 2012 05:01:11 PM »

i have a question. I am a new sewer and i am loving the poppets, i really wanna make one, i know most are made with alovasuede (?) is there any other fabrics that work well to make them? someone said joann sells the suede does anyone know about how much it is?? 

Price is relative, because there is always a sale at JoAnn's, isn't there?  Retail is something like $12.99, but if it isn't on sale, you can usually use a 40% off coupon.  I pay about $8, I think.  You can get alova suede, micro suede or costume suede - as long as it's knitted and not woven.  If there is a Hancocks in your area, you can get butter suede there.  Also, you only need 1/3 or 1/4 of a yard.  Poppet fabric should only set you back $3-$4.   
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« Reply #12531 on: July 03, 2012 08:18:57 PM »

i have a question. I am a new sewer and i am loving the poppets, i really wanna make one, i know most are made with alovasuede (?) is there any other fabrics that work well to make them? someone said joann sells the suede does anyone know about how much it is?? 

I want to also add that the alova suede doesn't stretch very much and that's what works well. When you have a really stretchy fabric with the amount of stuffing you have to do, it will come out pretty distorted. So..if you want to use another type of fabric? I would suggest a fabric that has very little stretch. But, alova suede is really really nice to work with and it gives a really nice look to the skin.
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« Reply #12532 on: July 11, 2012 08:22:59 AM »


Oh my goodness! Loki looks amazing! You need to post more, because I think he deserves his own topic. Wink

Done finally.. Loki just got his own topic..

right there : https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411284.0

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« Reply #12533 on: July 13, 2012 05:35:37 AM »

i have a question. I am a new sewer and i am loving the poppets, i really wanna make one, i know most are made with alovasuede (?) is there any other fabrics that work well to make them? someone said joann sells the suede does anyone know about how much it is?? 

I want to also add that the alova suede doesn't stretch very much and that's what works well. When you have a really stretchy fabric with the amount of stuffing you have to do, it will come out pretty distorted. So..if you want to use another type of fabric? I would suggest a fabric that has very little stretch. But, alova suede is really really nice to work with and it gives a really nice look to the skin.

I've made a poppet from fleece. This is what she looks like:
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« Reply #12534 on: July 13, 2012 05:57:01 AM »

she's gorgeous!  did you have a lot of problem with stretch? It doesn't look at all like you did. I've had a terrible time with it when I've used that type of material.  Undecided
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« Reply #12535 on: July 13, 2012 06:38:12 AM »

she's gorgeous!  did you have a lot of problem with stretch? It doesn't look at all like you did. I've had a terrible time with it when I've used that type of material.  Undecided
Well fleece is very stretchy but I just ensured that the stretch was running lengthwise. That ensured that she was more elongated rather than chubby. Also you mustn't stretch the fabric while you are sewing and ensure that you are using the correct type and size of machine needle. Obviously she comes out a bit bigger than a normal poppet and she isn't as stiff.
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« Reply #12536 on: July 13, 2012 05:51:35 PM »

My newest poppet, a Tenth Doctor poppet, now has his own thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411386.0
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« Reply #12537 on: July 15, 2012 10:27:46 AM »

she's gorgeous!  did you have a lot of problem with stretch? It doesn't look at all like you did. I've had a terrible time with it when I've used that type of material.  Undecided
Well fleece is very stretchy but I just ensured that the stretch was running lengthwise. That ensured that she was more elongated rather than chubby. Also you mustn't stretch the fabric while you are sewing and ensure that you are using the correct type and size of machine needle. Obviously she comes out a bit bigger than a normal poppet and she isn't as stiff.
I do the same when using flannel (I've used cheap baby swaddling blanket flannel) and had the same issue when sewing up a tail on one of my recent mermaid tails with crushed velvet. Once the outline was sewn it kept most of its shape. To prevent the crushed velvet from stretching when stuffed, I machine quilted it first.
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« Reply #12538 on: July 15, 2012 10:18:12 PM »

So for easter my I made my daughters dress, and she wanted one to match for her Maribel poppet, Here is the matchiness


she picked out the pattern and the fabric.


I know this was posted months ago but I must say those tights look awfully familiar  Cheesy
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« Reply #12539 on: July 16, 2012 12:58:34 PM »

My newest poppet, a Tenth Doctor poppet, now has his own thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411386.0
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Ah! Nice work... I suck at clothes so totally impressive!
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