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How To Projects — felt

Flower Pin Cushion

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Flower Pin Cushion

Supplies:

Felt
Needle felted ball
Sewing machine or needle and thread
Stuffing
Glue gun and glue
Card stock
Download Pattern

Directions:

  • Print patterns onto card stock and cut out
  • Cut 12 leaf petals out of felt (fold felt in half and cut 2 at a time)
  • Cut 2 leaf/centers out of green felt
  • Cut a strip of brown felt 1 x 6”
  • Take 2 leaf petals and stitch close to the edge being sure to leave a tiny opening close to the center point to stuff, repeat for the other 5 petals
  • Carefully stuff each petal using a knitting needle to poke stuffing thru opening
  • Place both pieces of leaf/center on top of each other, stitch all the way around AND add stitching to mimic the veins of the leaf
  • Place stitched leaf/center on work space and place 3 petals coming of the “center”, leaf will be to one side. Place additional 3 petals alternating between the first 3 petals. After experimenting with placement remove petals and then attach using glue gun starting with 3 petals and then layering the last 3 on top
  • Take brown felt strip and fringe-cut all along one edge down to about ¼” from the other long edge, be careful and snip fringe pieces about 1/8” apart
  • Glue fringed piece around the felted ball being sure the felt strip goes all the way down to the work surface so that the bottom of the ball does not show, trim excess felt, mold felt to curve of ball
  • Glue flower/ball center on top of petals being sure to cover the center points of all petals
  • Fill center with straight pins

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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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