- Dec 24, 2012
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That is pretty cool, I am working on my own Elmo right now. What did you make the eyes out of?
They were made out of craft balls, which i had to spray white as they come clear. They come in a all sizes and they also have a little bit sticking out that can have a piece of string tied through which helps when actually attaching them as it sits inside the skull and can be linked up to an eye mechanism.That is pretty cool, I am working on my own Elmo right now. What did you make the eyes out of?
I thought i would post a few pictures of the Elmo replica we're building at Old Enough To Know Better Puppets.
Due to some problems with the postal service in the last few days we're some supplies short hence the reason for a current lack of eyes. I'll post up the finished puppet sometime next week.
The U shapes are the tops of the feet. the inner U attaches to the bottom of the leg while the base of the feet sews onto the front (toes to straight edge)then you cut it to form the toes.Hi! This will be my first build; I just purchased a pattern from Project Puppet and I'm a little lost. I'm comparing your pattern with mine, and I can't for the life of me figure out what the "U" shaped pieces are a the top of your photo or the large pieces in the middle. Also, any advice on legs and feet? Pattern is torso only. Thanks! Great work.
The U shapes are the tops of the feet. the inner U attaches to the bottom of the leg while the base of the feet sews onto the front (toes to straight edge)then you cut it to form the toes.
The piece in the middle makes the body once all the darts are sewn together.
On mine, the two pieces on the right were the legs,combined with the two U shapes and foot bottoms.
I've honestly found that trial and error is the best way to go. Also, if possible, try things before making them permanent - like check the position of the eyes, the curve of the head, the positions of the arms. I have used a number of Project Puppet patterns, but always end up slightly changing something. They are brilliant starting though.
Can't remember for certain but I think the piece used here was 1 metre wide and 2 metres long so roughly the same in yards.Thanks very much! I'm just waiting for the fabric to arrive then I'm going to hit up some craft stores to gather the eyes, nose and supplies. Do you think 1 yard should do the trick?