That's when I started looking into what it took to print on fabric. I found this product at my local JoAnn Fabrics. Genius!
I started making all of the printable finger puppets I dreamed about. Once I got started though I couldn't stop at just five. So I made more and more and more. International snugglebugs, royal snugglebugs, little red riding hood, Goldilocks and the three bears, old McDonald and his farm, Under the sea puppets, a nativity scene, and winter themed puppets. Oh the possibilities! I figured I could use these puppets to give as baby gifts, party favors and of course, to use in quiet books.
I can't begin to imagine how much easier this is going to make quiet book sewing. Now I just need to make the background scenes to go with them!
Being able to print these guys out directly on fabric is a HUGE time-saver. No itsy bitsy pieces of felt needed to assemble the puppets. You can still add embroidery or notions to spruce them up a bit, but you really don't have to.
Let me show you how I made these cute little guys.
Here's what you need:
- Finger Puppet printable printed out on the printer fabric according to package directions. In my case this meant printing, removing a paper backing, rinsing my fabric for 30 seconds, and then letting it dry. Super easy.
- Fusible interfacing (such as Pellon,Wonder Under)
- Felt to adhere printed fabric to, and another sheet of felt for the backside of the finger puppet. I used black acrylic felt just because I had a lot of it at home.
- Thread, needle, scissors, and an iron (not pictured)
I hope you love them as much as I do.