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Knit – Sénor Skeleton – Part 7

Previously the filled shoes were sewn directly onto the legs, once they are secure and the excess thread has been removed you can begin to fill the legs. This requires adding a small amount at a time, this will ensure that the shape is not lumpy and uneven.

Once you have add a quarter of the packing you can roll it within the leg to smooth and stretch out any excess, once the legs are full they will be ready to attached to the body. If there was any lumpy parts continue to roll until the legs are firm, if you can see the white of the filling through the leg reduce until only the material is visible.

The next part to be filled is the body, the original is black, orange and white but irrelevant of the colour it is the same make as the pattern. With this part you have to place a large amount of packing into the base firming into shape with your thumb. If you push the filling into the edge of the body and rotate as you add more you will end up with a nice cylindrical shape.

Once the body is full set to one side, this will require reworking in the final attachment to the head. The completion of these pieces really show how well this pattern works, the character already is evident in the made up parts. It is easy to ensure a good finish if you stick to these rules;

  1. Ensure your material is knit face out.
  2. Ensure your positioning is accurate before you attach the pieces.
  3. Try not to over pack the pieces.
  4. Leave on all excess thread for the final sewing of the pieces.
  5. Once secure tightly draw the threads to cut and relax it back inside the finished piece.

Again if you wish to make your own Halloween project today, with this day of the dead inspired character! You will find the website link below, whether you are seasoned or a novice it is worth the time and attention as the nights draw in to create something unique for your family!

AlanDart.co.uk\Holiday knits (Sénor Skeleton) for £2.50.

Happy Halloween!

Cheryl

 

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