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Sew first, then cut, small fabric doll parts (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 5/25/11 12:33 PM
When making a felt (or other fuzzy fabric) doll, I often like to make the fingers individually. While you can turn larger openings, turning smaller hands, feet, arms and legs -- and especially fingers -- is quite difficult.

I discovered that if you use the shortest stitch length on your machine (so that your stitching almost looks like a solid line) in the exact same color as your felt, you can stitch and then clip.

For example, (1) Draw the pattern on your felt. (2) Stitch around the shape. (3) Cut out with small embroidery scissors.

Even if you are intending to turn the pieces to hide the seams, this method of sewing first is still a great method of making items using felt or any other fuzzy, low-pile material.
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lca said...
Great idea!
5/25/11 3:40 PM

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