The next in my series of felt finger puppet patterns is now available and this one is a cutie pie!
She lives at the bottom of the garden, but don’t be fooled, she can be a little bit naughty sometimes!
This little Fairy can be made with small pieces of felt and is constructed using some basic hand sewing. There is no glue required and no need for a sewing machine so they can easily be made by a confident youngster or an adult
As with all of my sewing patterns, included is a list of all the materials you will need and it features nice and clear digitally drawn pattern pieces to illustrate the step by step instructions.
The pdf pattern for the Fairy Felt Finger Puppet is available as a digital download from the following places….
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For some time now I have been working on developing a range of Finger Puppet Sewing Kits. I am so excited to announce that they are nearly nearly ready for sale!
Following the launch earlier this week of my Mouse Finger Puppet Pattern* I have decided that my first kit will be a Mouse Finger Puppet Kit! The Kit will include everything you need to get going straight away…no searching for felt or threads required
In the Kit you will receive:
:: Embroidery thread/floss
:: Embroidery needle
:: Step-by-step instructions
:: Freezer Paper
All you need to do is find a pair of sharp scissors, a comfy seat and a quiet moment
I know you must be chomping at the bit to buy a Mouse Finger Puppet Kit and get sewing, but hold on! Before the kits are unleashed into the big wide world of crafting I want to test these kits on a few unsuspecting guinea pigs….
If you are interested in being an official Kit tester then please leave a note in the comments and I’ll get in touch to sort out your address details so that I can send you a free kit to try out. All I will ask of you in return is some feedback on the kit.
Looking forwards to hearing from you!
* I am a bit all over the place this week and have realised that I forgot to blog about the new pattern, although I did post about it on facebook! Anyhow, the pattern is now available from Craftsy, Etsy or Folksy
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Today I was supposed to be finalising the pattern for a new finger puppet that I have been working on….
…can you tell what it is? Not too difficult to work it out is it? especially as I’ve updated my blog header! I think I just like the rear view of this one
Anyhow, I seem to have contracted some form of tendinitis/sore finger and hand type thing that I think I may have developed from spending too much time digitizing patterns and writing up notes…and using the touchpad on the laptop, rather than an actual old skool computer mouse
The upshot is that for the time being I have decided to spend as little time as possible working on digital patterns and notes, and concentrate on some new designs and sewing up some samples
Lucky for me the sun has been out today so I did some sewing in the garden instead. The weather was so nice, I even had to put on some suncream!
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Felt is fabulous to work with, it comes in such a great range of colours and ranges from the 100% acrylic to 100% wool. Lovely, just lovely
One of the great things about felt is that there are no frayed edges which makes it very easy to handle. The one problem you can have however is cutting neat and tidy pieces, especially when you are cutting smaller pattern pieces where you don’t want to lose any definition.
One great way of getting a really accurate pattern pieces is using Reynolds Freezer Paper. It’s paper-like on one side and glossy/’plasticy’ on the other. It’s the glossy side that does the magic, when it is heated gently the ‘glossyness’ melts making it act like a temporary glue.
So here I have written down a quick tutorial on how to cut out felt shapes using Freezer Paper….you will be cutting out fabulously neat felt shapes in no time!
Step1: Trace the reverse (flip side) of your pattern pieces onto the paper side (rather than the ‘plastic’ side) of a piece of freezer paper and trim away some of the excess
Step 2: Iron the freezer paper onto the wrong side of your felt using a temperature setting appropriate for your type of felt
Step 3: Using a sharp pair of scissors cut around the pattern
Step 4: Peel off the freezer paper, turn your felt over, et voila! you have a lovely accurate piece of felt ready for use
Lovely, simple and works like a dream! Perfect pieces of felt every time (unless you are a bit rubbish at cutting out of course!)
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Sorry for the delay in announcing my winner of the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. I’m really gutted as I had a terrible stomach bug. I had to spend several days in bed, arrange emergency childcare and get a friend to drive me to the doctor’s surgery (massive thanks to everyone that helped out). What a complete waste of a couple of days, and worst of all I didn’t get the opportunity to enter any of the other amazing giveaways that were taking place this past week!
Anyhow, down to buisness….. the winner of my giveaway is
Mary from Needled
Congratulations, your finger puppet patterns are on their way to you via email.
Thank you to everyone that popped by to say hello and thank you to everyone that took the time to enter the giveaway. It would be lovely to see you again sometime soon x
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Piggy has put on a few pounds….
…and the horse has become a little more hefty….
which means that my Farmyard Friends Finger Puppet sewing pattern is ready for release
Aren’t they cute? In this little menagerie we have a sheep, a cow, a horse a hen….
…and a porky piggy with a curly tail!
These finger puppets are made from small quantities of felt and are constructed using some basic hand sewing. There is no glue required and no need for a sewing machine so they can easily be made by a confident youngster or an adult
As with all of my sewing patterns, included is a list of all the materials you will need and it features nice and clear digitally drawn pattern pieces. The pattern also features plenty of colour photographs to illustrate the step by step instructions.
The pdf pattern for the Easter Friends Felt Finger Puppets is available from the following places
Craftsy … Etsy …
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Sew Mama Sew are holding a massive giveaway day (or five days, rather). Have a look at the Sew Mama Sew giveaway page for details of all of the competitions that you can enter (there are already over 350 giveaways listed with more being added all the time)
As part of the giveaway I will be giving away a copy of each of my felt finger puppet sewing patterns, PLUS a copy of a new finger puppet sewing pattern that I have been busy working on (promise…it’s very cute!)
All you have to do to enter is leave me a lovely comment on this post. I will choose a winner at random after the competition closes on May 10th at 5 p.m. PST
Thanks for dropping by my blog and taking the time to enter my giveaway. Have a browse through the rest of the blog whilst you are here, I have some great sewing patterns and some free tutorials with lots more on the way. I’ve also got a facebook page, drop on by and say hello
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