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« on: September 28, 2009 02:30:37 PM »

First of all, just want to say hi, I am a long time lurker. Smiley
I know what I want to make, but I am not a sewer, I can do basic stuff and I am a stitch witchery pro! ")
Here is the costume inspiration: http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/images/coolest-mr-and-mrs-potato-head-costumes-10-40020.jpg

Would fleece be a good material for the body?  I bought some felt and I have been sewing eyes, noses and mouths out of it and attaching velcro to the back so we can switch out our faces through out the night.

Thanks for any and all help!
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2009 08:21:16 PM »

So no one can help a newbie out?? Undecided
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2009 04:48:03 PM »

I've never really sewed my own costume and am not familiar with the in's and out's of other costume option fabrics, but I think fleece might be a little floppy in the body area unless it is stuffed. It would be a really easy material to sew with though and comes in pretty much every colour you'd need. Fleece is also (obviously) warm, so if you're living somewhere cold-ish, you won't have to layer a parka underneath (every costume I had as a child had to be parka-friendly). If you have any of that brown packing paper, you could easily draw the shape you wanted for your body and chalk it out on the fleece.

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009 09:16:05 PM »

Either fleece or felt would be good. If you use felt, you can easily change you face pieces through out the night. If you stuff the body with batting and fiber fill or packing peanuts (for fleece you would need to put an extra top layer in to help it smooth out) it will give the nice round shape.

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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2009 08:26:24 AM »

I think felt would be the best option since you want to use velcro on the face parts.  It will be much easier to switch the pieces since you won't have the extra nap of the fleece interfering.  Felt is stiffer and will probably be easier to work with. 

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