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Fido by CCsbohemCo Fido by CCsbohemCo
My first fleece faced head ^^ created as a test for fleece and fur combo ( I absolutely hate shaving down fur, so I opted for this) He came out perfect, except he has the worst vision field ever, but he was also my first real attempt at a realistic type head and with foam for it too. His colors, eyes and shading couldn't make me prouder, he is a Labrador/hyena :D you can't really tell but his fur parts are covered in green spots.

materials: foam, plaster, fur, fleece, foamies, self made resin eyes and mesh + hot glue too

Character, picture, design (c)StephanieCarey 2011
do not reuse without my consent
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WolfySterling Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! Its so unique
Firestar24 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Gosh, those eyes are striking.

Any tips on sewing with fleece? I'm making my first head out of fleece and i'm so nervous i'm gonna screw up.
CCsbohemCo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Use a ladder stitch ^^ it's a stitch used on stuffed animals for the hole where you put the stuffing in, it makes a seamless look. Try to get it so edges lay next to eachother, fleece stretches a bit so it's better then having a bump where the seam is. Also whatever is underneath shows depending on how unsmooth it is, so keep it smooth as possible^^ hope that helps, feel free to ask on anything else you need help with ^^
Firestar24 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I used the ladder stitch and it gave me a weird zig zag pattern. Is there any reason for that? Did you have that problem?
CCsbohemCo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yes, I had that problem on fido's jaw area, it can be one of many things but from what I know is that either the stitches weren't pulled tight enough, or they were pulled too tight or they were seamed to close to the edge and the end is bunching up thanks to that.
Firestar24 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh well, it's still pretty sturdy. Maybe it's because i'm using it on two different colored fabrics. How did you do the markings on Fido?
CCsbohemCo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just did a pattern of the whole head then marked the markings area, then cut those out in the colors they were and sewed them together, except his diamond on the forehead that was cut out and sewed on top of the tan fabric.
Firestar24 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think that's what i'm going to do. I did the pull and pin method.
Vencentio Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ohmygosh this is beautiful. ;o;

I'm just finishing up foaming my fursuit head, and I'm planning on doing it as a fleece fursuit head -- any tips?
CCsbohemCo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hmmm....fleece is surprisingly very easy to work with :) I just made a duct-tape pattern of the head and made as few seams as possible, like the nose and fore head is one piece and the cheeks to mouth each one piece same as the chin ^^ I did a ladder stitch on each seam making it pretty invisible to see them, :) hope that helps
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