Once I had the template done I pinned it to a square of good quality felt and cut around it. Repeat. Next I pinned the halves together and had a go around the edges with the sewing machine leaving a space for me to turn it right side out.
Unfortunately, the final result looks nothing like Elvis and had some sewing issues that I'm going to have to try and work out with practice. The curve to the back of the head had a lot of puckering, the hand sewn bottom that I'd left open to turn was all kinds of wonky and the face was way too delicate to translate to the felt form. The features just get lost and the pompadour just looks like a weird bulge. But at least I've gotten some experience and gained a little knowledge. I still like the idea of using silhouettes but I know that the next one is going to need to be much more exaggerated to get the point across. I'm trying to decide between Lincoln, Hitchock and Sherlock Holmes.