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First Timer Faux Pas? Opportunities in Disguise! - Puppet making is not always as easy as it may seem. Mistakes are made. Fur gets cut, fleece gets torn, glue gets globbed. Tears can occur. But, never fear! A true puppet-maker will use the challenge as an opportunity in disguise. Here are some quick ideas for fixing those everyday challenges that are a part[...]
Easing: The Secret Fix for Mismatched Fabric - When working with stretchy fabrics, frequently one side will stretch a little bit more or less than the other. If left unchecked, you end up with a mismatch in length by the end of the seam. Or even worse, in a bad attempt to fix the problem, the seamstress/seamster ends up with tucks and folds in the[...]
How to Cut Fur - First, if you are getting fur from a brick-and-mortar location and you have the ability to be at the cutting table, have the employee test the fabric to see if it can be ripped instead of cut. Ripping a straight line is a sure way to avoid messy cut fur edges, and the rip will[...]

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