grain of fabric Posted by nall29 on Feb 06, 2014
its been awhile since ive built a puppet and i was wondering when you build the hands which way do you do the grain of the fabric? thanks guys your help would mean a lot to me!
Re: grain of fabric Posted by Gail on Feb 06, 2014
I don't know about the grain but I put the greatest stretch across the width like across the knuckles. Don't know if that is right or not but it works for me.
Re: grain of fabric Posted by Out of the Box Puppets on Feb 07, 2014
Yes, across the width of the fingers and arm. If you run the stretch with the length then they will stretch out when you stuff them and most likely be skinner than you want them.
Re: grain of fabric Posted by Shawn on Feb 08, 2014
...and keeping that in mind, if you are making a pattern for something like arms or legs you should take that into account and know that the arm or leg would end up being bigger around. Good rule of thumb to think about when pattering out anything.
Re: grain of fabric Posted by Out of the Box Puppets on Feb 08, 2014
Good point Shawn.
Re: grain of fabric Posted by The Puppet Workshop on Feb 09, 2014
Or if you have one way stretch fabric you can cut your pieces across the grain and get pretty much a two way stretch if you need it.
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