August 5 ~ Hand Sewing Photo of the Day

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Finger Puppets
By Alicia, The Mayfly

Alicia made these finger puppets with wool felt and small stitches, “to tuck into the purse.”

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134 Responses to August 5 ~ Hand Sewing Photo of the Day

  1. Julie says:

    Genius idea!

  2. Sara R. says:

    I have ideas now! Thanks!

  3. jennsquared says:

    How cute!

  4. Cheryl says:

    Those are absolutely adorable!

  5. Ammie says:

    Oh, these are adorable! I love finger puppets, and I’d love to make some like this!

  6. suzi says:

    Love these. I started making some felt finger puppets back in the winter but I haven’t had any sewing time this summer. I definitey want to make some of these for my little ones. I think these would make good stocking stuffers. I am already trying to get some ideas and projects going for Christmas, lots of ideas just no time for the projects yet.

  7. Alice says:

    Ah! Those are so darling! I don’t have any children, but I’m tempted to make some of my own to play with myself.

  8. Erica K says:

    Cute! Loving this hand sewing theme!

  9. Greeblygreebly says:

    Those are so cute, I should whip up a few for my niece, she is about the right age to start appreciating finger puppets. (As opposed to eating them.)

  10. anja says:

    cute idea for busy little fingers

  11. Holly says:

    I love these! Especially the idea of tucking them into my purse…what a great treat for a patient (or not) child during an unexpected wait. I’m loving the hand stitching ideas. Thanks!

  12. Lori says:

    Oh what a great idea! Those would be great for church.

  13. Christina says:

    Those are really precious!

  14. Fe says:


    How _obvious_ to keep a couple of finger puppets in your bag! What a lovely idea!

  15. Fabiana Nascimento says:

    Very cute!

  16. Jane says:

    A wonderful idea to have in your purse for “are we there yet moments` thanks

  17. Penny Sue says:

    Great Idea for in the car. Thanks!

  18. Darla says:

    I think these puppets are wonderful machine and hand sewing projects for my eight-year-old daughter. We are always on the look-out for something quick and satisfying for her to learn on.

  19. Need to Sew says:

    Adorable! What a great idea for along plane trip as well!

  20. Kirsten says:

    Pretty cute!

  21. Colleen says:

    Great idea! The perfect thing to pull out as a surprise (or distraction).

  22. Kate says:

    What a great idea to have these stashed in your purse. Must copy.

  23. ellen says:

    What a great idea . Nice to have around when little guests visit my home!

  24. Liz Fenwick says:

    i love them, my son loves finger puppets, so I may need to snag this idea and make me some of rockstars and artists!
    thanks for the clever idea!

  25. Sharmila says:

    These are very cute!!! The stitching looks so intricate!!

  26. I remember something like that in one of my old craft magazines.
    Wish I had kids to make them for, sure are cute.


  27. Jennifer says:

    Great idea! I have some scraps that would be great for making puppets.

  28. Dawn W. says:

    What darling puppets, and a great idea. I think my kids could make a version for their art project this week!

  29. Fer says:

    Too cute!

    My sister does a lot of beautifully hand sewn work –

  30. Carrie Trapp says:

    Finger Puppets are a great idea for the young people on my Christmas list.

  31. Tara says:

    I love that idea! Definitely gonna add it to my list!

  32. liz says:

    What a great purse toy. My little boy would love something like this too.

  33. Kirsten W says:

    I have 5 or 6 handmade (knit?) finger puppets that my 1 yr old enjoys, but this inspires me to make a few of my own!

  34. Debra says:

    oh so adorable…my grand children will loooooove these, i better hop to it..thanks for the inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Hilary says:

    those are very cute I just wish I had someone appropriate to gift them too.

  36. Carla says:

    These would make great gifts for friends with young children. Easy and fast too!

  37. Michelle says:

    Very sweet puppets. These are going on my gift list.

  38. April says:

    This is why I love hand sewing. Cute!

  39. Stephanie says:

    I love the finger puppets. So cute!

  40. megan says:

    i love these finger puppets! I’m going to make these.

  41. Terriaw says:

    I can’t believe how adorable these are! I especially love the doggie. I gave store-bought finger puppets to a new mom recently, and she just loved them.

  42. Mary Anna says:

    How cute are those!?!?! I used to carry plastic finger puppets in my purse, but I should totally whip up some of my own (as soon as I finish my sister’s diaper bag – she had the baby on Monday! – and some commissioned aprons!).

  43. Sarah Allen says:

    These are soooo cute.

  44. Amanda says:

    Those are too cute! Great idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Jeni says:

    Super cute I would love to do these at work with my playgroup!!

  46. Kim D. says:

    Very cute puppets..

  47. Becky says:

    Those are adorable!!!!

  48. ms.cleaver says:

    Too cute!!!

  49. Kelli says:

    very cute!

  50. Wouldn’t kids love to have a few of them to play with when they are bored? Very cute.

  51. becky says:


  52. mary says:

    What a great idea to keep the kids occupied while waiting for appointments, etc.

  53. Anne says:

    These are darling!

  54. Marilyn says:

    I cannot wait to make these for my granddaughter! How cute!

  55. Nancy Mc says:

    Those could not be any cuter. thanks for sharing with us.

  56. ikkinlala says:


  57. Laurel says:

    So cute! Any instructions?

  58. Bethany says:

    My little girl would love these for church. Looks like I need to go get some felt!

  59. jodie says:

    I wish I could see more! so cute.

  60. Ticia says:

    I love those little puppets. Though I don’t think the outside stitching is hand done….. Other than that, absolutely adorable! I actually have some finger puppet forms that I might need to make into something fun.

  61. Very cute finger puppets- I have a collection of finger puppets that my students love to play with-they are especially nice for my little ones who are a bit shy.
    Thanks for sharing.

  62. Casey says:

    A great project for my 7 year old who is learning to sew!

  63. Lise says:

    Wow–impressively small and neat stitches!

  64. sarah says:

    Cute and perfect for shopping trips with the littles!

  65. Emily says:

    What a great idea! I gotta try some!

  66. Lindsey says:

    I think that these would look great as egg cosies. A good small project for me to take on holiday next week. Thanks!

  67. Cat Dibden says:

    I love this idea! I have been trying to think of something to sew for my little nephew and this is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  68. Shannon says:

    Very adorable!

  69. Margie says:

    Very cute & sweet!!

  70. MaryAnn says:

    Wonderful idea. I’m going to have to try making these!

  71. Shannon says:

    This gives me even more inspiration to make these!

  72. Alisa says:

    Very cute! What a fun way to use scraps and your imagination. Thanks for the inspiration.

  73. Molly Lovelace says:

    Those are really cute! My kids would love to play with them, too.

  74. Helena says:

    Such a great project , great idea to stick theses to go for the need to keep the kids busy times.

  75. jessica c says:

    This is so smart! What a good way to entertain kids at all those summer weddings.

  76. Deanne says:

    a wonderful idea for when waiting: for your food in a restaurant, at the dr’s office, in the car on a trip, etc.

  77. Karen H says:

    Those are adorable!

  78. Debbie says:

    Very cute!

  79. Celeste says:

    These are so sweet! I’m going to add these to my Christmas-crafting list for the baby–she’ll be the perfect age for them around that time.

  80. Amy says:

    Very sweet. Every mommy knows how critical it is to have entertainment for the kids in her purse!

  81. Stacey C. says:

    These are so cute! I’d bet they’d keep my little guy entertained at church…I might have to try these!

  82. Shawna says:

    What a great thing to carry in your purse!! I never know what to put in besides crayons for entertainment:)

  83. jm says:

    So very cute!

  84. Keri says:

    Those are so cute!

  85. auschick says:

    so cute! my grandma loves to make finger puppets, so i think i’ll send this on to her ๐Ÿ™‚

  86. Jenny says:

    How sweet!!


  87. Jennifer D says:

    those are so cute and simple! I need to make some of these.

  88. Kim says:

    so cute – great for entertaining my 4 little ones at the grocery store

  89. Krystina says:

    Cute idea for something to throw in a purse and go!

  90. Kadybug says:

    These are a very cute idea!

  91. Rae says:

    very cute puppets, and faster than the ones I crocheted. Thanks!

  92. Marcia says:

    what a wonderful idea!

  93. Crystal says:

    Very cute!

  94. Linnea says:

    What a great idea for portable entertainment! They’re super cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  95. Ananda says:

    Very fun. My son LOVES finger puppets. We already have store bought ones of all kinds of animals but I’ve been wanting some holiday puppets. I’m going to try to make some Christmas and Halloween versions. Thanks.

  96. Catarina says:

    Love these puppets.

  97. Barbara Sindlinger says:

    Those are really cute.

  98. Emma says:

    Those would be perfect for my aunt’s classroom. Her students love puppet shows and what a great and portable way to keep their attention on their class trips.

  99. Loralynn says:

    Awe….they’re so cute!

  100. Alissa says:

    so cute! my favorite features are puppy’s tongue and bunny’s teeth!

  101. Veronica says:

    What a simple and cute project to make!

  102. alisha says:

    These are so cute! I’m definitely going to make some for an upcoming plane ride with my little girl. How fun!

  103. Missy says:

    Those look great! Where do you folks find your felt? I have only every seen obscenely bright primary colors in the stores.

  104. Tammy says:

    Those are adorable!

  105. Coralee says:

    clever idea… wool felt is so beautiful and in rare supply here *sigh*

  106. Mare says:

    I’m preparing my niece a bunny birthday pรƒยกrty, the bunny fingerpuppet is just perfect!

  107. Kathleen C. says:

    These puppets are so cute and would make great gifts when we visit someone with children. Or tie them onto a wrapped gift. The littlest things can make children happy.
    Kathleen C.

  108. donnag says:

    These puppets make a nice motherly secret to pull out of a bag to entertain and surprise!

  109. Megan says:

    This is the perfect quick project to make just in time for our grandkids visit – thanks!

  110. Aimee says:

    So cute!

  111. Milica says:

    I love them! What a fabulous idea for entertaining kids on the go!

  112. Those are so adorable. They would make such a great gift too.

  113. Water Works says:

    I know what my niece is getting for Christmas this year! Thanks for the idea.

  114. Nima says:


  115. Lee says:

    How cute are those little guys. Might have to make some for the preschool I work at. Thanks for sharing

  116. Whistlepea says:

    That’s such a cute idea.

  117. Stefanie says:

    Ooh! Finger puppets! My sister collects them.

  118. Deb V says:

    What a cute idea. They look fun to make.

  119. Tracy says:

    Very cute with the small stitches. I just made some of these last week for my 5yr old with glued on eyes which promptly fell off.

  120. Megan Lazzar says:

    those are darling! such a great idea.

  121. Alice S says:

    Very cute and a great idea!

  122. Mema Sews says:

    Love these little guys! I want to try to make some for my little grandsons to play with on the go!

  123. Amy says:

    What a great idea! I was rummaging through my purse for something to keep my 6-year-old busy, just last night. All I came up with was a lollipop; these would have been much better.

  124. Ellen Ban says:

    Very cute and clever. My kids would have loved these when they were younger.

  125. Emily says:

    those are so cute! my little nieces would absolutely LOVE them . . .

  126. Stacey says:

    i sure would love to win that hand sewing kit!! thanks

  127. Annette W says:

    I made some finger puppets to tell the story of the three little pigs. They turned out great, but my two year old isn’t super interested. Yet. I completely hand-sewed mine and included a lot of detail. You can go to my blog and they on the sidebar under Popular Posts if anyone is interested.

  128. Shimra says:

    What cute little puppets, and how nice is it that they can fit in your purse.
    Perfect for all those time you need to make the kids busy while waiting for the doctor or any other kind of waiting…

  129. Andi says:

    These are so cute! I haven’t made finger puppets in a long time – I might just have to go and find some felt!

  130. Amy says:

    Very clever idea!

  131. sarah says:

    So cute! My son is just starting to get into imaginative play and puppets are going to quickly become a new favorite toy.

  132. Stacy says:

    Those are so cute! I think that I may have to borrow that idea!

  133. Louby Lou says:

    So sweet!! Great for an impromptu puppet show on the bus.

  134. Ramona says:

    How sweet! They look fun to make.

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