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Cutting faux fur hair to fit

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by Joby1c, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Joby1c

    Joby1c New Member

    I've just made my first puppet using the Roly Pattern from Project Puppet. I've made him from polar fleece and want to give him hair using yellow faux fur fabric. How do I get the hair to fit to the head correctly? I don't want any bulges or any seams on show.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Animal31

    Animal31 Active Member

    Try a pattern in paper first and pin it to the head. Just trim it down until it fits as you want it...
  3. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    And when you cut the fur, cut the backing but as little of the fur as possible. Some people slide the scissor blade through at the base of the fur. I like to use a sharp Exacto blade and cut only the backing.
  4. TheCreatureWork

    TheCreatureWork Active Member

    I use paper towel to make a pattern.
  5. Melonpool

    Melonpool Active Member

    I usually buy some cheap fabric that has the same stretch as the fabric I use -- so I use polar fleece for making patterns for antron or muslin for something that has no stretch like fur.

    From there, you can make all the mistakes you want on the bad fabric before transferring it over to the expensive stuff.

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