Ugly Duckling Puppet Sleeves for Once Upon A Thread

May 23, 2012

Katy of No Big Dill is hosting Chapter 3 of her series ‘Once Upon A Thread’ at the moment. There will be three whole weeks of sewing inspired by children’s books and I am thrilled to be doing my first ever guest post over there today.

Once Upon A Thread

I chose the childhood classic ‘The Ugly Duckling’ and made some T-shirts with puppet sleeves, just what every child wants on their T-shirt. I know what you’re thinking, not another duck project, that’s three in almost as many weeks, but I promise I’m not normally duck obsessed.

Puppet Sleeves Tutorial

You can check out my post and tutorial here. There will be lots of people sewing along and if you want to join in there’s a Flickr group to upload your photos to. You don’t have to make clothing, it just needs to be sewn and inspired by a children’s book.


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  • Reply Cirque Du Bebe May 23, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    So clever and FUNNY! And great photos as per usual.

  • Reply thelittleloaf May 24, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    These are SO cute! You are such a talented sewer and baker 🙂

  • Reply Inder May 24, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I was so stoked to see you on No Big Dill! Exciting!! And I love the puppet sleeves – I could see turning sleeves into a variety of animal puppets using this basic method. Such a cool idea!

  • Reply tina May 24, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Couldn’t leave a comment on your guest blog as they wouldn’t allow me to put my details in… weird.
    Anyway, totally gorgeous. Pics and project. Utterly delightful. x

  • Reply abby May 25, 2012 at 4:10 am

    So cool! What a fun idea. I was dying to see what you did for OUT. Love it!

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