How to Hide Seams When Sewing Puppet FabricBy rob3rt on April 26, 2011 — Comments Off
Video on how to hide puppet stitch with polyester fleece.
This is a tutorial about how to hide the seams on a puppet. I’ve made a video using polyester fabric and I’ve done some illustration on how to do it with antron fleece. Antron Fleece is 100% cotton fleece that stretchy and holds pigments very well so it’s great for making puppets. Antron fleece is mostly what Jim Henson used. It was difficult to illustrate how to hide a seam when making puppets because the drawing simple ends up looking like one piece of fabric. You can also use the same puppet sewing technical on polyester fleece but I don’t find it necessary to spend all the effort hiding your puppet seams with polyester because it’s very easy to just get some hair spray and push the fabric around to hide the seams.
Illustrations on how to hide puppet stitch with Antron fleece
In the illustration I’m showing you how to hide a puppet seam with antron fleece. It’s green fabric like Kermit the Frog so I’m using green thread. You can sew it either way. My illustration just shows a loop. Personally, when sewing a puppet I like to do a base ball stitch. A baseball stitch is like threading your show laces. Hopefully between the video and the illustration I’ve made it clear on how to hide your stitch. There are lots of great videos of basically the same technique. Check them out and if you have any questions email me.
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