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« on: November 08, 2008, 12:04:13 pm »

Hi I am planning to pick up the project puppet glorified sock puppet soon and I'm wondering what people think of it. And any advice you might have with using the pattern. Thanks

Also I've been having trouble looking up antron fleece and was wondering some good places to get it, or if there is a really cheap material I could use to practice, more so I can get the hang of building a puppet before I use the really nice stuff to make one I'd use.

I'd ask more specific questions but I'd be here all day hah.
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2008, 12:23:16 pm »

Hi there,

try Georgia Stage for Antron:


they have not Antron fleece mentioned on their site but if you'd contact them, you'll get an information.

I do not know the price for e.g. polar fleece, but it's for sure cheaper than Antron.
you can also practise on plain cotton material I suppose - I did it before I covered my puppet's head for the first time.

and sorry, I cannot be helpful on sock puppet - but if you'd need any info on roly, pinhead, punto or rotondo (I'm waiting for it right now) I can help then.

lovable puppet pals
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2008, 01:47:14 pm »

Welcome to Puppets and Stuff.  Smile
Polar fleece is by far the way to go, if you want cheaper.  Don't know where you live, but in the US, it runs $4 - $8 per yard.  Sometimes even cheaper.  I've been making puppets for a long time, and I have yet to buy the expensive antron.  I really want to, because it looks so awesome, but the polar fleece will work too.
I have used the Sock Puppet pattern....it's very simple, and explanitory.  It does not have a foam head base, which makes it very easy to put together.
I hope you enjoy!  Let us all know of your progress.
Lovable Puppet Pals
Billy D. Fuller
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2008, 02:23:04 pm »

I also sell 12oz. Antron fleece for $15.95 a yard and dye paks are $3.00.

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I do reccomend all Project Puppet patterns.

Billy D.
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 07:22:16 am »

I've used the sock puppet pattern for everything from a dog to a frog and have been very happy with it. -Steve
StiqPuppet Productions
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008, 11:35:38 pm »

The sock pattern involves lots of sewing so just be aware it isn't a glue together project.  I would recommend to look at getting a sewing machine for this type of pattern however it can be done with hand sewing if you choose.

BTW ALL of project puppet patterns are great!!! Easy to understand instructions with Professional results.

Daryl H
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 08:51:30 am »

Welcome to Puppets and Stuff.  I won't add to great advice you've already gotten.  I just want to encourage you to take the plunge.  I think you'll find that puppet building is a great hobby and is much easier than it looks like it could be.  Just be patient and take it one step at a time.
Billy D. Fuller
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 09:21:10 am »

Where are my manners................ I forgot to officially Welcome you to Puppets and Stuff. As you see everyone is eager to help.............. so feel free to ask any questions.

Billy D.
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2008, 08:07:52 am »

by the way, project puppets patterns seeemed to me to be very expensive at first, but I've made the initial investment back quickly just by selling to friends. -Steve
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2008, 08:16:53 am »

The glorified sock puppet is a great pattern to start with.  (I'm a big fan of Project Puppet as well.)  My favorite thing to make with this pattern is little furry monsters.

Welcome to P&S!  This is a great place to have your questions fielded. so ask away!
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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2008, 09:17:48 am »

Welcome to puppets and stuff!

About Project puppet pattern, are good investment. They are easy to use, (Kind of expensive the trio patterns), but is worthy.

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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2008, 09:44:03 am »

thank you for all your support, going to start looking at some basic fleeces for a test run soon.

Are blizzard fleeces polar fleeces?

Billy D. Fuller
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2008, 10:14:15 am »

I would like to say yes that blizzard fleece is polar fleece...................... but fleece comes in different weights , weaves, pill or anti-pill. Some is weather proof meaning it has a agent that allows wetness to not enter the fabric such as polartec fleece.
Most fabric stores that sell blizzard fleece................it is usually a anti-pill fleece and would be suitable for puppet making.

Billy D.
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2008, 10:49:51 am »

If you shop at JoAnn Fabric's they have two kinds of fleece.  Blizzard/Alpine Fleece and Anti-pill fleece.  You want to get the Anti-pill.  It has a little deeper pile which helps to hid the seams and has a better stretch.  I've worked with both and find the Anti-pill much better to work with.

That's my two cents.
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