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Just Another Day in Paradise: Old MacDonald Puppet Tutorial and Pattern

Just Another Day in Paradise: Old MacDonald Puppet Tutorial and Pattern
EDITED NOTE: A couple of you have reminded me that I didn't show a picture of poor Old MacDonald. MY bad! HERE is where you can find a lovely picture of Mr. Farmer. Thanks for bringing it to my lovely attention. Here is it! I have scanned and downloaded the actual patterns into this post, but I am also posting the link to download them instead. There are 7 pattern pieces. Supplies you will need: Felt in following colors- tan brown white gray yellow blue cream black pink orange Coordinating thread Old MacDonald Patterns Basic Instructions: You will cut out each pattern piece in the color of felt depicted in the pictures of the whole set of puppets. The hardest part really will be cutting out all of the pieces. I will be showing how I sewed the horse, but the same basic instructions apply to all the animals, with just a few variations, which I will specify. First: Second: Prepare all the individual pieces. -sew the EARS by laying two pieces on top of each other and sewing around the edge. Third: Fourth: Fifth:

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