Making the Most of My Scrap Felt

I have been making felt dolls and finger puppets for the last few months. They are super cute, but I ended up with this bag of felt that I didn’t want to toss.

“What’s your deal, just toss ’em” is probably going through your mind at this point.

Well, if it was your typical craft store felt, I would agree. I just toss it that synthetic stuff. This is something different, this is NICE felt. 100% wool felt from Felt on the Fly. I even added a bag of scraps to my order. I know I bought scraps. EEK.

So what am I going to do with those scraps? Well I challenged myself and I made a whole finger puppet with just scraps.

Some examples of what I was doing.

Notice I was using some of my scraps. This piece of green in her hair made a cute leaf. That tiny bit of green was trimmed off of a bigger piece of scrap of felt. At this rate I was going to buried under a pile of scraps! 

What I did after I challenged myself.

I challenged myself to use bigger pieces of scraps. When I did, I got these cuties.

I used scraps for the dress’s and the wings:

My next challenge.

After that, I took it a step further. I used scraps for every part of the finger puppet. This is Maeve Fairy. I think she turned out super cute.

Do you want to do something similar?

There are tons of patters available. For finger puppets, check on Pinterest (linked to my felt board) and Etsy (finger puppet fairy pattern). just pick a shape you like and fill it in. Please note, I did not use anyone else’s pattern. The hardest part may be the flesh tones, but who says a fairy has to be peachy cream colored? Have fun and share your creations in the comments!

This post was first posted at on October 6,2018. It has been reposted on All copywrite still belongs to Shannon L Mokry the author and owner,, and Sillygeese Publishing, LLC.

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