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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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