File puptcrit/puptcrit.0509, message 375


Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 22:17:56 -0400
To: puptcrit-driftline.org-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: [Puptcrit] foam and fabric technique question


Hi all,

While it seams that most people on the list tend towards latex/paper
mache construction methods, there has to be a few experts on foam and
fabric (right terminology? Muppet style?) construction.

I am building a fairly complex rabbit head (and eventually a body, too)
using 1/2" foam sheets with fleece over top. My problem is that in the
past I have never had the money to purchase antron fleece and decent
foam, so I don't really know what sewing methods will look best.

I am assuming that I would want to cut the fleece with little to no
overlap and lightly hand-stitch in order to hide the seams. In the past,
I always had cheap fabric that I just did a 1/4" seam allowance and ran
it through the sewing machine as I wouldn't be able to hide it anyway.
Is there any expert advice available so that I don't have to experiment
on expensive fabric too much (I said I can afford it, but I'm still a
cheapskate ;P ). I don't really care if a method is time consuming as I
find tedious creative work relaxing.

--dave homsher
http://dave.homsher.com

P.S.
Thanks so much for all the enlightening discussion, I don't post often,
but so enjoy the information freely shared here.
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