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to make peoples faces from stockings?

they use to call them porch people. They were made of woman's stocking. They were stuffed with fiber fill to make the head and would then sew eyes,nose and mouth on them there hands and feet were also made of stockings. Then they would dress them up and they really looked like people. They were very popular in the 80's. In Clinton N.J. And whoever made them, would charge about 250.00. they would call them porch people. Does anyone know how they were made?

jtobako5 years ago
You stuff the stocking lightly, then sew (with strong thread and a looooong needle) the details in. Needle sculpting is what you want to look for.

Another way would be to use an existing plastic doll head as a mold and use glue to make a 'cloth mache' face.
Not quite the same thing, but another fun doll made from stockings:
http://www.ehow.com/how_2252962_make-grass-head.html