Help with Bert's hair? Posted by alexander_may on Apr 02, 2015
I am busy building myself a replica of Bert from Sesame Street. So far his head is basically done and finished, but now I have a bit of a hassle. How can one attach his hair? Any ideas for me?
Re: Help with Bert's hair? Posted by Shawn on Apr 02, 2015
Just sew on a tuft of fake fur. You could even glue it on if you want.
Re: Help with Bert's hair? Posted by alexander_may on Apr 02, 2015
This is his head so far. Thanks for the suggestion about fake fur... I must see if I can find some to try it out!
Re: Help with Bert's hair? Posted by Gail on Apr 03, 2015
I would use the longest fake fur and cut it in a small circle. I would sew it by hand around the edge of circle turning under the edges as you go. You can always cut it to the length you want later. If you were to sew it in a straight line in the top opening then it would look flat and it does not look flat to me in pictures of Bert. Also in the past when I sewed fake fur in a straight seam on top of a narrow head point like Bert's it seemed to flop over on me at the seam. So if you have the base a little wider around the top of the head it might give it more stability over long use to keep his hair upright. Or alternately if you have an open seam now you could insert more of the fake fur edge inside the seam for stability. You could trim the fur from the seam allowance to reduce bulk in seam, but I would still sew in a circle instead of a straight line. He looks beautiful now, good luck with the hair.
Re: Help with Bert's hair? Posted by pagestep007 on Apr 05, 2015
Wow , I am always impressed by people who can replica characters. I am terrible at that. You are doing well!
Re: Help with Bert's hair? Posted by alexander_may on Apr 07, 2015
Thanks everyone for the feedback! I managed to get hold of some fur that actually looks very hair-like over the weekend, so I will hopefully get it sewn on this week some time. Will post pics once I've managed
Re: Help with Bert's hair? Posted by alexander_may on Apr 08, 2015
I managed to get his hair on last night, so his head is all done I'm quite chuffed with the results, thank you to everyone who gave me advice. Now on to the body!
Re: Help with Bert's hair? Posted by Shawn on Apr 09, 2015
He looks good!
Re: Help with Bert's hair? Posted by Chris Arveson on Apr 09, 2015
Re: Help with Bert's hair? Posted by pagestep007 on Apr 09, 2015
Yep, definitely looks like Bert.
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