Starting Out with a Bite

I don’t have any technical knowledge to blog, but I’m jumping in anyway. Here goes:

I saw a tutorial two years ago for Ms Lipsie the Pocket Girl on liaspace,com I loved its creepy cuteness, and set out last week to make my own.  I had everything I needed except for the metal zipper, which I bought. I used a linen napkin for the face, and the part of my pants legs that I cut off to shorten them for the hair.  The zipper needed to be shortened from 7 to 5 inches.  I found this tutorial and set to work.  I removed the teeth without too much trouble, but had a hard time removing the stops.  Then I couldn’t replace them as I couldn’t open them at all.

I had never made a lined pouch before, and it was a puzzle for me to figure out.  At first I thought I would have to leave an opening in the head to turn it right side out, but then I realized you turn it through the open zipper.  The lining needed an opening for turning which had to be hand sewed.  Here’s my faithful version:

with an open mouth…

I stitched hair on the back of head…

and eating buttons…

Thank you Lia!

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