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« on: June 16, 2013 09:35:55 PM »

I see so many poppets with cute, individual fingers! How do I make those? Does anyone have a tutorial that they could share with me?
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013 03:31:57 PM »

Absolutely! I just got out of the yard so i'm hella dirty XD let me grab a quick shower and I'll go make a hand real fast and snap pics for you to see =D be easy to understand that way (atleast the way I do it anyway haha!!)

Back in about 1-2hrs with photo's =D

*Edit* This is an insanely image heavy tutorial, hope it helps XD

Okay took a little longer than I expected to make this hand ha ha, made my fingers a tad on the small side XD

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For starts here's everything I gather up for the hands...the poppet your working on ofc... sissors, iron, your pattern traced onto freezer paper (I prefer bright marker so you can see it on the white freezer paper & w/e color fabric your working on), your pins, I use crochete hooks in 2 or 3 different sizes and sometimes a screwdriver....  your fabric ofc, and I prefer to use a quilting foot for this since it turns easier on my machine....



Iron on your pattern for your fabric and pin the fabric down so it cant shift on you underneath


I prefer to start at the top of the arm and work my way around down to the hands and back up to the end where the opening is left


I should have rounded out my stitching on the spots between the fingers rather than the harsh corners i have there, but you get the idea! I also backstitch over the entirety of each finger so the seam is reinforced, the fingers and hands i make are rather dainty and tiny and sometimes require quite the force to turn the fingers outside right, so the reinforced stitching helps tons!! Also be sure to stitch ON the outline only on the finger part, and outside the lines for the arm, this helps keep your fingers dainty and cute =D  also helps keep from having tiny fingers and giant hands


Next part is pulling hte pattern off and cutting inbetween the figners, yes you'll likely destroy the freezer paper pattern pulling it off but its worth it, also only clip once between the fingers so you leave a little seam allowance for turning so it cant fray or pull apart easy....yes this makes turning harder but worth it!





I use a decent sized crochete hook to start turning the arm outside right, and move to a slightly smaller one and rotate between a 3.75mm and a 3.5mm hooks for turning the fingers, and i do use both sides of the hook XD sometimes the hook part works better other times the end works better

(sorry for the blurry photo, my camera hates up close n personal pics haha)


I start with the "pinky" finger and work my way towards the "thumb", this is the painful and long part, so I moved to my comfy rocking chair XD



Sometimes I turn 2 fingers, then the thumb, it just depends on where the fingers are getting caught at inside, but i find it works best to start from the pinky as those are the longer fingers and it helps to get them out of the way first XD

Dunno how well you can see this one, but this finger is stuck and wont turn... but you can see part of it peeking through the middle, I grabed a pair of plyers and pulled on it a little bit to work it loose



Got some puckers but you get the idea =D


I take pipecleaners and cut them the length of my finger and fold them in half and twist the ends, I use those to stuff the fingers so they are poseable





Stuff the rounded end into the arm, one for each individual finger, then you can put fiber fill into the hand to protect the pointy ends that may be left on the pipecleaners, plus it fills the hand out nicely, stuff the rest of the arm and finish off the way you would for any other poppet arm

and you end up with something like this =D



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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013 07:09:52 PM »

I am bookmarking this!, thanks Tenitsu!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013 07:48:09 PM »

Glad someone likes it =) first tutorial ever haha xD hope its understandable, my explanitory skills are usually lacking hahaha =D
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013 08:14:15 PM »

That's great! I've been tempted to free-hand it, but that would only end in heartbreak. I'm going to try your way instead, so thanks! You're amazing.
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013 08:30:04 PM »

I'll warn ya, becareful how far on the line you sew for the fingers, make em to tight and they are insane to turn out, albiet you'll get dainty little fingers, but your hands will hate you for it later haha!! And if you work back to front when turning the fingers out it helps ...not sure how to explain that part of it, but its like havin 3 lines... \ | / your going to move your turning tool (whichever item you choose to use) on either side of the straight line, if that makes sense... xD I cant photograph it because I cant fit my camera up into one of those hands haha best I can do to explain that part of it =D
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013 07:13:59 AM »

Thanks "Tenitsu" You did your tute very well!   Cheesy  I pretty much do the same as you do! Sometimes I double the pipe cleaner for each finger so it's a little stronger. Thanks so much for the pics it really helps to have visuals! 
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2013 08:28:39 AM »

=^.^= glad its useful wasnt sure how well it would be understood so I made my hubby read through it haha (and he doesnt really sew) and even he understood it haha!!!!

I sometimes double my pipecleaners up too, and sometimes I make them a little longer than what I did in that picture because I like them to extend into the hands so the palms are semi-poseable too =D makes having their little hands hold things so much easier hehe
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2013 02:13:12 PM »

Awesome job on the tute Tenitsu.

I also use a bit of tape on the ends of my pipe cleaners to help avoid the pointy bits Smiley

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