by mary51 28 Sep 2020

I have an unicorn mask to make.... Instruccions called for felt... I have never used felt for embroidery so my question is what kind of felt should i used the stiff or soft is there any other material better than felt to make a mask for a 5 year old girl? i was thinking to use a soft cotton on the back but i am afraid is too much materials ...It can not be in regular cotton because of the horn i bought it at Etsy i would like to try it at least make the out line to see how it goes....


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by Mleodore edited 10 Oct 2020

I used craft felt from Joann fabric

by mary51 29 Sep 2020

Thank you for your comments and ideas.... Yesterday went to Hobby Lobby and bought different felts... very soft... semi soft ..and stiff I will see which one is the best. Where I live craft stores are very limited I love Jo Ann but i will have to travel to another town...

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 29 Sep 2020

Good luck, Mary - message me if I can help in any way!! Laura

by 02kar Moderator 28 Sep 2020

I think the felt will take the embroidery with no trouble. Are you able to stiffen the felt for the horn so it will stand up nicely? I hope you will post a picture when you finish it.

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mary51 by mary51 29 Sep 2020

I will ....... if I llike the result

by dailylaundry 28 Sep 2020

I have made many masks for Halloween over the years. I usually use soft felt for the front and soft felt for the back. I use tearaway for the stabilizer. If the mask is black, I have used a black fabric or permanent marker around the edges so any remaining stabilizer looks dark like the mask. Hope that makes sense. I will see if I can find a picture of some masks I have made. The hardest part is cutting out the eye holes - I have a few hints on how to do that! My husband uses a sleep mask made out of soft felt every night and it doesn't bother him at all. Good luck!! Hugs, Laura

by AuntAnnie 28 Sep 2020

As an adult, I would not want felt next to my skin--both scratchy and hot! Can you line the felt with a soft cotton by either stitching or gluing?

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mary51 by mary51 29 Sep 2020

i am think I use a very soft cotton

by hightechgrammy 28 Sep 2020

Felt is usually made of wool. I can't imagine that feeling okay against a face! How about fleece?

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mary51 by mary51 28 Sep 2020

feece is too soft the mask has a horn standing up

by asterixsew Moderator 28 Sep 2020

Out of interest is the mask for fun or not?”

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mary51 by mary51 28 Sep 2020

It is for Halloween she is going to be an unicorn