Well, I got my 1st Jack Doll done this morning. I did do a big WOOPSI !!! LOL. It's really no big deal in my opinion, but I could have avoided it. I sewed the body on upsidedown lol. I wasn't looking at the pattern and sewed the head to the little end and the legs to the big end of the body. Can I hear a "DOH!!!"? I didn't realize it until I went over to the computer and was trying to figure out his collar. My husband told me just to undo everything... and I would have, but I did like tripple stitches over everything to make sure Jack wouldn't come apart. I decided that was too much trouble hehe.
I found out using a start cookie cutter as a stencil makes a nice collar for Jack. I used a yellow highlighter to trace the cookie cutter onto the black felt. I found out that none of my other markers would show up on the felt.
For the eyes I cut out tear drop shapes and then super-glued them to the head to keep them in place and then sewed over the eyes to make sure they would stay.
For the mouth, I outlined it in black marker and then sewed over it with my thread.
I'm not that good at free-handing things with a needle and thread lol.
I wish I could post a picture of my finished Jack right now, but I can't seem to find the camera. Hubby has been on a business trip all week. He came home last night and I have no idea where he put the camera. I'm really hoping he left it in the car and not at the airport or on the plane :doh: !!!!
Hold up lol !!!! I just got an e-mail from Hubby and he says the camera is safe and sound with him at work!! Wow was I worried lol!! So, I can post a picture of little fat (LOL) Jack when he comes home from work tonight!!!
A little advice hehehe...... Don't start sewing things on if you are watching Chris Angel's Mindfreak!!! It will distract you :rofl: !!!!