Instructions

  1. Choose a hand towel and felt in colors appropriate for each puppet.
  2. Fold the towel in half end to end. Place a hand on the folded towel with your arm pointed toward the towel ends and a finger pointed toward the fold. Spread your pinky and thumb as far as possible and, with a wide stroke (approximately 1-1/2-in. from your hand), trace around your hand (like a hand turkey) with the marker.
  3. Cut through both layers of the towel on the traced line and pin pieces in place with edges matching. Sew around the puppet, leaving a ¼-in. seam allowance. Leave the bottom part of the puppet open for your hand.
  4. Clip the curves of the seam allowance to increase flexibility and turn right side out.
  5. Get creative adding features. From felt, cut circles for eyes, funny noses, floppy ears, etc. Hand-stitch with embroidery floss and add extra details with a simple stitch.

Washcloth Puppets Sewing Craft c/o Country Woman’s featured blogger Cathie Filian of Cathie & Steve.

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Washcloth Puppets sewing tutorial photos by Cathie Filian.