Caterpillar/Butterfly Finger Puppets {Flip Dolls Pattern}

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I first “met” Laura while I was pregnant with Asher. If you were a reader during that time, you’ll remember I was SO sick with Hyperemesis Gravidarum and the entire house was a little down in the dumps. During that time, Laura sent us a package with hand-drawn artwork from her daughter and a homemade crown for Jonah. It was a slice of sunshine during a rather rough time in our lives and we were touched by her kindness.

homemade crown

While the crown was a nice surprise, I was also drawn to Laura’s fabulously creative blog. She comes up with some of the most clever patterns that just beg to be replicated.

And then she gathered all of those clever projects into a book! A real book! It’s the most delightful thing to flip through.

When Flip Dolls & Other Toys That Zip, Stack, Hide, Grab & Go arrived on my doorstep, my boys piled up on my lap. As we flipped through every page, they made a list of sewing projects for me….pretty much every project from the book!

Flip Dolls Pattern Hop & Giveaway

Laura asked if I’d join in the Flip Dolls Pattern Hop and I couldn’t resist! I knew immediately I wanted to master the art of flip dolls, but honestly, the flip dolls intimidated me a little. I decided to start small.

Caterpillar/Butterfly Flip Doll

Caterpillar Flip Doll finger puppet reversible finger puppet

For my first attempt at flip dolls, I chose the Caterpillar/Butterfly pattern. With adorable pom-pom trim for the legs and a simple handstitched smile, I’m somewhat smitten.

Tucked inside, there is a small surprise…

Caterpillar Butterfly Reversible Finger Puppets Flip Doll

An adorable butterfly–perfect for little ones to use as a finger puppet!

Butterfly flip doll finger puppet

I’ll be honest, the butterfly pictured in this post was my second attempt. It took me a little while to picture how things were supposed to work and I was a little too sloppy on my 1/4 inch seams. It made for a tight squeeze! Another thing that I think contributed to the tight fight inside was that I added another layer of felt on the underside of the wings to hide my stitches from the wing details.

After completing the Caterpillar & Butterfly flip doll, I immediately started on another!

Flip Dolls & Other Toys that Zip, Stack,  Hide, Grab and Go Review and Giveaway. These adorable dolls are reversible and can be used as puppets!


Would you like to win your own book and give sewing flip dolls a try? Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Then, visit the first 5 links in the blog hop below for more chances to win!

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Have you made a Flip Doll? Use the linkup below to show off your creations! The first five links are part of the Flip Dolls Pattern Hop and each have book giveaways! Visit them for more chances to win!

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  1. I love the pink pom poms! If you want to make thicker wings, enlarging the whole pattern a bit would give you more room inside, and work just fine. I think that’s a great idea – because I like to hide my stitches, too. 🙂 Although I love the blanket stitch on the owl’s eyes! All so cute. Thanks, Sara!

  2. I like your butterfly/caterpillar. I’d like to make a baby alligator with the zipper mouth, so cute.

  3. Tiffany Warman says:

    I love the caterpillar/butterfly. I just taught my daughter the life cycle of a butterfly. So cute!

  4. I would make all the Community characters

  5. Danielle Hull says:

    Love the caterpillar/butterfly one!

  6. Alissa C says:

    The butterfly is super cute!!

  7. I love the chameleon!

  8. Thank you for the chance to win this book. It would be fun to make things to go with our favorite literature.

  9. I would make the caterpillar/butterfly flip doll! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. I think I’d make the butterfly

  11. I would love to make a nice butterfly

  12. Judith (from Israel) says:

    I’d make the catterpillar that turns into a butterfly.

  13. I’d like to make a turtle.

  14. I want an excuse to make that butterfly, I have absolutely none, but I want to come up with one.


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