Wednesday, June 17, 2009

show time

I finished up a larger order today. Included was a puppet curtain. I love to make the puppet curtains because I know how much my own kids love theirs. I first made a fleece puppet curtain for Lou's first Christmas. I wanted a fun 'share' gift for the kids. I looked around online and did not see much available, so I decided to just make my own. My mom gave the kids a few puppets for Christmas that year, so we were ready. The kids have had numerous puppets show, many starring Lisa the cowgirl. We took our curtain to preschool a few times and our friends had a super good time too.

If you want to make your own, it's pretty easy (or, I sell them in my etsy shop). You will need 1 3/4 yard fleece for the length of the curtain, 1/2 yard fleece for the curtains, and 1/4 yd of fleece for the fringe. Two tension rods are also needed. Approximately 16 inches is cut off the width of the long curtain piece. That can be used to make a little drawstring bag to hold your curtain. Lay out your long curtain piece and cut a hole for the show. You will need to create a place for the lower tension rod to slip into just below the window hole. You will also need to sew a loop at the top for the top tension rod. Attach you fringe and curtains and then some tiebacks.

Over the past year, I've had several special requests from customers that have led to some really fun 'optional' features: a draw sting bag to hold the gear, some pockets on the inside to hold the puppets for quick changes during the show, and even some personalization to the front of the curtain.


Mama King said...

Great puppet curtain! Love all the details. Thanks for the book suggestion we'll look for it!

Mama King said...

By the way did you email me your address? I can't seem to find it.

M and E said...

So cute! I didn't even think of fleece, but that's a great idea. Is there an extra curtain rod across the middle too?? My window sags, so that would be a great way to get it to stay straight. I'll have to fix that!