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How To Projects — felt

Felt Coin Purse

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Felt Coin Purse

Supplies:

Felt for coin purse and small pieces for front design
Embroidery floss and needle
Button and scissors

Directions:

  • Cut felt strip 3 1/2x9”
  • Fold up 3 ½” to form purse 
  • Cut out felt shapes and arrange on purse; when you are satisfied with position pin in place
  • Fold down top, cut curve using a plate or something circular to give an even curve, draw line on inside of flap and cut
  • Fold curved flap, see if design is covered and adjust if necessary. Be sure to leave enough room for button and do a blanket stitch around all edges
  • Now open purse and use embroidery back stitch to stitch shapes in place. Embellish with additional stitches like the French knot, lazy daisy etc.
  • Fold purse back up and go around the edge using the blanket stitch (stitch thru front and back of purse-2 thicknesses and flap-one thickness)
  • Fold flap down and place button in center, mark with a pin and make a small slit; start with a very small slit because the felt will stretch; you can always make it bigger
  • Sew button onto coin purse

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Felt Fruit Coasters

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Felt Fruit Coasters

Supplies:

Felt
Scissors
Embroidery floss (white and black) and needle
Fabri-Tac Glue ®
Card stock

Directions:

  • Draw three circles onto card stock to make patterns that can be used for all the fruits pictured and cut out. EASY TIP: select objects around the house with 3 different circle sizes to trace; glass, mug, small bowl etc. for example
  • When tracing circles be sure to trace onto the back of the felt and cut out inside the tracing line so no markings show on the right side
  • Cut out circles in appropriate colors and sizes
  • To make citrus slices take the smallest circle and cut in half, lay halves on top of each other and cut into thirds to have 6 sections
  • Glue sections to white circle and then embroider seeds, lastly glue white to the outer color and no stitching will show
  • For watermelon glue pink to the white felt, use black floss to embroider French knots for seeds then glue to green circle
  • To make apple stitch black seeds to white, cut leaf and stem out of green and brown felt scraps, glue leaf and stem in place and lastly glue white to cover leaf/stem edges

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