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Project Puppet's Feet Pattern  (Read 21749 times)
puppetfreak
« on: May 19, 2010, 12:49:01 am »

This pattern isn't new but I have not actually seen it used yet. Anyone buy it? Pictures of finished works? It might seem rhetorical since Peoject Pyppet has amazing stuff but is it worth the money? Thank you all for your time and efforts!
April Dawne
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010, 04:13:02 pm »

hey Puppetfreak, I have purchased both the alternate body pattern and the legs and feet pattern and was happy with both. My red monster puppet Gudo (in my gallery) has both items in his construction, although I altered the feet pattern slightly. I feel they are worth it if you are new to puppetmaking and have no experience making your own patterns and/or don't want to waste material with a lot of trial and error, but that's really my opinion! Others don't use patterns at all.

~April
« Last Edit: September 04, 2010, 11:16:50 pm by April Dawne, Reason: incorrect info »
puppetfreak
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 01:06:18 pm »

I have the Alternate Body pattern and use always use it. I have it in my photos with my puppet Obey! I do like the way you used it with the red puppet though!
April Dawne
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010, 04:17:15 pm »

thanks Smiley I like him too!
Rosie H
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2010, 08:20:38 pm »

Until I read this post I didn't realize that PP did feet. I went to the website.... aren't those stumpy little feet the cutest things you ever saw! If I get into making full body puppets they MUST have feet like that.  Smiley spin



http://www.projectpuppet.com/-strse-26/Puppet-Legs-and-Feet/Detail.bok
frankiel
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2010, 08:24:20 pm »

I tried and failed at this! I think i need to improve my hand stitching as i have failed many atime doing this on the machine!
April Dawne
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2010, 11:22:38 pm »

Frankie, I hand-sew everything on my puppets, mainly because I don't have a clue how to use a machine. A needle is so much more direct and simple to me. Time-consuming, yes, but very proud of the finished product. I have a few pics of a purple Wimble I made using custom-dyed antron that uses this feet pattern.

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I love the way they look =]

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~April
frankiel
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2010, 03:29:58 am »

I started hand sewing mine last night! so i will post pictures when i'm done! i just worry it wont be secure enough. lol
Tallpaulmagic
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2011, 10:10:09 pm »

I picked up the ss body pattern and the feet pattern and used them on my first puppet.  The feet would have come out better if I knew how to sew but I have to say I rally liked it.  I have the Verna patterns too but havent used them yet so I have no comparison.

Paul
jeezbo
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2011, 05:42:30 am »

i think that they all look great, i personally have never used a pattern for feet, im the kind of person that likes the trial and error process to produce something that is entirely mine, but i must admit, i do like the PP feet. i think that hand sewing produces a much stronger seam, i have rarely ever machine sewed anything, but practice does make perfect and brilliant hand sewing doesnt happen overnight!!

Did you say 'verna patterns' Tallpaulmagic?? as in verna finley?? if so, i didnt realise patterns existed, i have had her tapes in my possesion for a very long time and she is the master!!

good luck with the feet, i think that great looking feet on a puppet is a must, such an awesome addition and detail, especially for prospective customers!! have a look at my red puppet in my gallery and tell me what you think of his feet.

'you've got brains in your head and feet in your shoes, so you can steer your life in whatever way you choose'
MsPuppet
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2011, 10:25:50 am »

I don't have that particular pattern, but these look very much like the ones I make.  Very simple to make, just remember to draw the pattern on the fabric, sew and then cut.

I use a sewing machine, seems much faster and more secure to me than hand stitching.
oziris
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2011, 05:00:42 pm »

Where can I find or have a similar pattern of you puppets from Fraggle Rock Roll Eyes
oziris
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2011, 05:01:29 pm »

of course if I get it a free
Monkey
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2011, 10:03:27 pm »

I use the project puppet feet patterns for some time now and they all look great. Per Verna Finley patterns I picked up some on Ebay a while back. Whether or not these were actually made by her I have no way of knowing but they look like her style-Steve

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« Last Edit: October 02, 2011, 08:14:35 pm by Monkey »
Snail
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2011, 11:05:29 pm »

I have an old pattern from One Way Street Full-Body People Puppet Pattern large but I don't see it on their web site any more, inside it lists Jo Ann West of Roanoke Texas on the pattern. It is pretty much a wider outline of a foot print, but remember puppets usually have 4 toes not 5. I love this foot pattern they look like chubby baby feet. It has a heal that sticks out behind a little. Instead of sewing inbetween the toes I sewed one long stich in between toes and pulled it tight like you see on cloth dolls. Another pattern I have recommends that you use very tiny straight stiches around fingers and take two horizontal stitches in the pivot point at the bottom of the finger instead of just a straight pivot, that helps fabric not bunch up in that tight spot. I also found out that if your fabric has too much stretch your fingers or toes may look deformed as they will stretch too much when you stuff them. I don't cut around fingers or toes until after I stitch them, they often slide a bit when sewing, then trim the fabric very close to stitches with care. My most important sewing tool is the seam ripper, I have had to pull out stitches on many fingers, keep trying, it is possible.
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