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Dolls and Toys / Re: Toy pattern
« on: November 07, 2018, 08:48:13 AM »
Well, I'm stumped...just tried to do the imgur thing but my screen didn't look anything like the tutorial screen; didn't bring up a new post option, I even registered even though apparently it's not necessary, thinking it would help things along  :S

I will consult with the OH when he gets back from his golfing jolly at the weekend; in fact even better my eldest stepson is visiting on Friday so I'll get him on the case. 

There will just be a simple thing that I've missed, I'm better with a sewing machine than a computing machine and that's not as good as I'd like  ;)

Dolls and Toys / Re: Toy pattern
« on: November 05, 2018, 19:04:55 PM »

O lordy, I've tried again, but it looks the same. I followed the steps posted on here so if it doesn't work i may have to seek help...

Dolls and Toys / Re: Toy pattern
« on: November 05, 2018, 15:36:33 PM »

So this is the finished article, I'm pleased with how it turned out after all the (unnecessary) despair! 

Fun with Fabric / Re: Cheapest place for cotton prints?
« on: October 19, 2018, 18:12:06 PM »
BST Fabrics are reasonable too, and you get free delivery when you spend £15 - easily done I find   :D

Dolls and Toys / Re: Toy pattern
« on: October 19, 2018, 18:07:03 PM »
@Pearl that looks lovely. I have spent this afternoon on my elephant and after a lot of unpicking and going back four/five stages it transpired that i had stitched one of the previous leg pieces upside down  :P 

Progress made and i'm a lot further on, but i have to say i've encountered deep levels of despair and frustration on this project.  I'll get back to it in a few days and then i can look around for suitable fabric for the 'real' one yippee

Dolls and Toys / Re: Toy pattern
« on: October 19, 2018, 07:52:44 AM »
@Esme866 exactly that, they always seem like a good idea but it's quite tricky. I had a fair idea that it wouldn't be plain sailing but as with most things you get your first one out the way and you gain more confidence for them.

@Pearl Do you do much hand sewing? That has always been my pet-hate. Well, apart from buttonholes...

Dolls and Toys / Re: Toy pattern
« on: October 18, 2018, 20:19:42 PM »
@Pearl Hi there, I'm ashamed to say I haven't been anywhere near my elephant since receiving the advice.  I did watch the sewing quarter demo but my trouble is i get so impatient with all the guff that goes along with it that i skip forward and usually miss an important bit  :S I made myself a car boot tidy to give my brain a rest.  I will keep you posted on the elephant; just for now I'm making a practice one from scraps so when it comes to the real thing I'll put a pic up.

Dolls and Toys / Re: Toy pattern
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:23:37 AM »
Thanks for that, I will sit down and watch the sewing quarter link and hope it sheds some light on everything  :P

Dolls and Toys / Toy pattern
« on: October 15, 2018, 22:13:26 PM »
Apologies but I didn't know which category this falls into, I'm banking on a moderator helping out with that....
Are there any toy making experts among you?! I'm attempting a Jo Carter pattern for a stuffed elephant, my aim is to make it into a doorstop.  It's a free pattern from simply sewing magazine from aeons ago, my first try at anything along these lines. I've had a couple of head-scratching frustrating 'moments' already but figured them out and rectified them successfully.
Now I need to sew the back legs, each leg is just one piece; but I'm beginning to think there may be a pattern piece missing...let me explain.

The back legs are as fat as the front legs and all four legs have the same size of bottom foot to stitch onto them. The front legs consist of two pieces - inner and outer. The only pattern piece for the back leg is called inner back leg, methinks if it was just one piece it wouldn't have the magic word inner to describe it...?!

I've stitched up the front legs already and stitched the bottom foot onto them, this worked out nicely so I just know the back legs are not going to be big/fat enough.

I've searched online for any advice/youtube vids/anything but drawn a blank   :S

Sorry for rambling, I hope this makes sense to somebody and maybe some of you have attempted a toy pattern before, perhaps this particular one.  I don't want to abandon it but I feel that its main aim in my life is to make me cry  :'(

Thanks for the links on the fleece and stuff, you've been very helpful.

Fingers crossed it all goes well  :vintage:

Access All Accessories / Re: Hi people
« on: August 15, 2018, 15:35:33 PM »
Nevis5 - it's for a hanging magazine rack. I've used fleece before for a bag, but cos I live in Scunny there are no decent shops nearby so I mainly - ha! only - shop online so can't see what's what  ><.  I'll probably buy both; it'll get used up, I'm sure.


Access All Accessories / Hi people, I have an interfacing question
« on: August 15, 2018, 13:39:41 PM »
Hello sewists

I joined a short while ago but I'm just getting round to introducing myself.  I live in sunny scunny with a man -Touche - and three hounds - Sooki, Max & Poppy.  I'm very lucky to have my very own sewing house at the bottom of the garden  :P  I took up sewing about three years ago, inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee, and have since inherited my mother-in-law's Janome machine which I love.

While I'm here I'd like to ask a question: what's the difference between fusible fleece and foam interfacing? I have a pattern which uses both so I'm assuming they must be different somehow but I've never heard of foam interfacing.  Any guidance gratefully received...

Sue (Snoozi Soozi)

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