Tutorial – Surprise Piggies

December 21, 2008

And it’s time for another tutorial, working through the last of the props for This is set in the future : Surprise Piggies! I love these guys. They were designed to be thrown through the air, which is why they look so surprised, and thus they’re just constructed of felt and stuffing, there’s nothing hard …

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Little Blue Birds tutorial

December 12, 2008

A friend of mine is really into birds at the moment, and i decided to make her some. These are simple birds that require less than the amount of material that it takes to make a full shirt sleeve each. I know this because i made these guys out of a 70s shirt I bought …

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tutorial – felt Confusion Fish mobile

November 10, 2008

These fish were created as rod puppets for a theatre show I am designing, they float around a character’s head and confuse her. Thus, they are referred to as Confusion Fish (and a Confusion Blue Ringed Octopus) This tutorial is for the fish alone, I’ll be posting another one for the Confusion Octopus as soon …

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tutorial: Dead simple cushion covers

November 5, 2008

These cushion covers are really, really simple. You’ll need a design in mind, something simple is better to start, some material and a needle and thread. THat’s it. Fleece is perfect for this project, it’s soft and warm and inviting and, best of all, it doesn’t need hemming, so it makes it a much faster …

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Tutorial – Easily Customisable Fairy Wings

October 28, 2008

Wings are SO simple to make. Some coat hangers, some thread, a bit of material and a couple of hours and you’ll have a brand new set of wings to flutter around with. Check out these two, a Dr Suess inspired red pair and a set of elegant black cocktail wings. They’re both made to …

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Tutorial – big bow tie

October 23, 2008

Welcome to my first Page 63 tute. Just in time for Halloween, here is how to create a big bow tie al la Cat in the Hat. You’ll need the bow tie material, I’ve used poly cotton here. You’ll also need thick interfacing, as thick as you can get, I prefer iron on as it’s …

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