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DIY Felt Sheep Sachet

25 Mar

DIY Felt Sheep Sachet – Say that 5 times fast…no go ahead I”ll wait.

DIY Lavender drawer sachets

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way

Pep up your spring cleaning routine with a modern take on the classic scented drawer sachet.

Felt lavender drawer sachets

Sachets for Shantay!

These easy to make felt lavender drawer sachets also make a great gift especially if you know someone named Shantay.

You will need:

Per Sachet:

Embroidery Thread in contrasting color

2 – Scraps of felt cut into 4″ x 4.5″ rectangles

I used;  Limeade, Hot Pink, Slushie and White 

Thread to match felt

Small hole tulle – 1/8 yard will make 2 sachets

Approx 4 tbs Lavender flowers or potpourri for filling

Helpful but not required;

Printer size freezer paper or packing tape to aid with cutting.

Template of outline – The sheep shape is below but you can use just about any shape.

Pencil to lightly mark out straight lines for stitching.

Sheep Sachets made from felt

Let’s make our drawers smell good! 

Tape or iron your template onto one of the felt rectangles and cut center out.

It helps to remove the center a little at a time giving your scissors more room to work so cuts are as clean as possible.

Cut Centers from templates - DIY Felt Drawer pillows

Fold the 1/8 yard of tulle in half and fold like an accordion pin into place behind cutout.

Stitch around cutout shape with a running stitch and matching thread to attach.

Sew sheep shapes to create drawer sachets  DIY

Cut away any tulle that extends past any of the sides. If desired use a pencil to lightly mark out straight lines for stitching.

Lay front piece on top of matching felt back and stitch together using a backstitch…

What’s a back stitch you ask? A back stitch is the running stitches drunk older brother.

Here’s a quick video refresher:

How to sew a backstitch a quick refresher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g44ys0TFLkM

See that’s not hard at all!

Lavender Drawer Sachets - DIY Felt Craft

Fill with lavender or potpourri before closing.

DIY Felt Craft - Drawer and Closet Lavender scented sachets

Ta Da!

Sheep Outline - Please do not pin template.

Sheep measures 2″ square

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Spring Supper Felt Food Pattern

10 Mar
Meet our newest arrival - Spring Supper Felt Food PDF pattern from American Felt and Craft

Meet our newest arrival – Spring Supper Felt Food PDF pattern

Meet our newest arrival, Spring Supper!

I created this felt food pattern with the goal of making it as interactive as possible.

The result is a ham that can be dressed and sliced, potatoes that can be baked, deviled eggs with removable filling, stacking jello salad, and decorative lettuce leaf accents.

This mammoth pattern also features felt steamed asparagus, hot cross buns, a coconut cake, pineapple slices and a simple but impressive felt pan pattern.

This pattern was truly a labor of love and like all proud parents I feel the need to show you a ridiculous amount of pictures.

Felt Food - Easter Ham - American Felt and Craft

This adorable little felt ham only measures  5″ x 7″ x 5.5″  to perfectly fit into play ovens and pretend kitchens.

It was based on the vintage style pineapple hams of the 1950′s.

The pint size play ham features slices attached with hook and loop for a fun slicing action.

Spring Supper Felt Food Pattern - American Felt and Craft

Pull up a chair and grab a plate.

The felt pineapple slices are attached with colored hook and loop and come off with ease for hours of culinary play.

The scalloped potatoes and asparagus are perfectly portioned for sharing!

Ham with pineapple - Spring Supper Pattern American Felt and Craft

Felt deviled eggs- American Felt and Craft

Deviled eggs with removable fillings make the perfect pre-dinner appetizer.

felt scalloped potatoes in a pan - Felt Pattern

Don’t forget the veggies!

Felt Scalloped Potatoes.

Felt Asparagus and Pan  Pattern

Felt asparagus nestled into a felt pan makes a healthy and fun felt side dish.

Felt Jello Pattern and Tutorial

Felt Jello Tutorial Pattern – Spring Supper – American Felt and Craft

Of course my absolute favorite part of this tutorial e-book is the felt jello salad.

Felt Jello has been on my sewing bucket list for quite some time and I went through at least a dozen prototypes before I was happy but I think it was all worth it.

The felt food jello pieces all stack and can be made from any color of the rainbow.

Spring Supper Felt Food Pattern

See more of our latest felt food pattern and save on ALL our PDF patterns this week only!

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Happy Crafting

~Andie

Felt Friday – Bamboo Felt Edition

14 Feb

Bamboo felt is the softest felt available - American Felt and Craft

 Bamboo felt is made from bamboo rayon and a standard rayon blend making it the softest felt available. We just added a big selection of bamboo felt fabric available by the quarter yard to our online shop American Felt and Craft.

The fibers in bamboo felt capture color and reflect light in a way no other felt does so  grab a cup of coffee and join me on a walk through the bamboo felt forest won’t you…

Black Pearl Bamboo Felt Fabric

Black Pearl Bamboo Felt Fabric

First on our trek Black Pearl bamboo felt a light charcoal black with a velvety feel and  smooth drape.

Black Pearl - Bamboo Felt - ships worldwide.

While typical wool blend felt absorbs light bamboo rayon blend subtly reflects it for a truly unique finish.

Deep Orange Bamboo Felt

Up next Coral Reef a deep ruddy orange bamboo felt  just shy of terra cotta.

Coral Reef - a rusty orange bamboo felt

Right around the color we have a sweet bold lilac shade.

A vibrant purple - Island Orchid bamboo felt fabric  is available in fat quarter yards.

Island Orchid is a vibrant pale lavender bamboo felt with a satiny finish.

Island Orchid Bamboo felt fabric

The biggest difference in bamboo felt vs wool or wool blend felt is that bamboo felt  is much more plush , has a soft pearly sheen and a more delicate drape. It can be used the way you would any other felt.

lemon yellow bamboo felt fat quarters

Lemon yellow bamboo felt is vibrant, dynamic and drapes like a dream.

Lemon Yellow Bamboo felt - American Felt and Craft

Made from bamboo rayon fibers bamboo felt is a great vegan felt option for those with wool allergies.

Macaw Red Bamboo felt fabric - American Felt and Craft

Macaw Red Bamboo felt definitely has a coral pink sheen to it, a truly beautiful felt.

Macaw Red Bamboo Felt - Bamboo is super soft and drapes beautifully

The fibers in bamboo make for a kaleidoscope of felt colors that are particularly lush and vibrant!

Moon Shadow is a subtle grey bamboo felt

Moon shadow bamboo felt is a dusty off white with a pale gray undertone and a subtle sheen.

Moon Shadow Bamboo felt fabric American Felt and Craft

Like all felts bamboo felt won’t fray so every last scrap can be used.

Ocean Breeeze aqua bamboo felt sheets

My new favorite is this soft aqua bamboo felt fabric.

Ocean Breeze, a bright aqua bamboo felt fabric

Ocean Breeze is a vivid and silky bright blue felt.

papaya - a vibrant orange bamboo felt

Papaya  is a strong firey orange bamboo felt made from vegan fibers.

Bamboo felt handles and cuts beautifully - Papaya from American Felt and Craft

Bamboo felt has a soft and luxurious feel.

Pirate cove is a bright spring green bamboo felt fabric

Pirate Cove is a bright spring green bamboo felt fabric.

Pirates Cove - Green Bamboo felt

Bamboo felt is 100% natural and made from sustainable fibers.

Pina Colada is a true bright white bamboo felt fabric with a silky sheen and soft finish.

Next on our tour is Pina Colada a bright truely white bamboo felt.

Pina Colada White Bamboo felt sheets

Bamboo felt cuts and handles beautifully.

Sand Dollar a subtle beige bamboo felt fabric

Sand Dollar is a lovely pale beige neutral felt perfect for a variety of DIY craft projects.

Sand dollar beige bamboo felt sheets

Soft AND Strong bamboo felt is sure to last. is  Available by the quarter yard.

Seashell pink is a pale delicate pink bamboo felt with a lovely sheen.

And last but not least is Seashell Pink a delicate sugary pink bamboo felt.

Seashell Pink bamboo felt fabric from American Felt and Craft

Stop into our shop and check out our new bamboo felt friends.

Bamboo felt from American Felt and Craft Ships worldwide

Happy Crafting

Andie

Pot of Gold – Felt Door Hanger

5 Feb

Pot Of Gold Door Hanger Tutorial - W/ pocket for leprechaun gold.

Irish folklore includes a rich history of the trouble making Leprechaun. Legends tell of these hardworking mischief makers storing their treasure- golden coins- in pots hidden at the end of a rainbow. This magical secret hiding place insures his pot of gold will never found – unless of course – you are very lucky!

Our felt pot of gold door hangers include a pocket to hold chocolate gold coins or other small treasures and a four leaf clover for luck!

These easy felt door hangers make a great Saint Patrick’s Day craft and and an even better Saint Patrick’s day surprise for the mischief making treasures in your life.

You will need:

8″ x 4″ - Black felt*

4″ x 4″ Gold Felt  - Egg Yolk*

2″ x 2″ scrap dark green Felt – Fresh Cut Grass*

Gold Sequins  -Goldrush

12′ – 14″ Rainbow Ribbon

*matching thread

Sewing needles, scissors.

Template (at the end of post)

Cut 

1 template B from black felt and 1 from gold felt, 1 template A from black felt and 1 shamrock from green felt.

Sew shamrock onto felt piece

Sew felt shamrock onto template A and set aside.

Attach Ribbon to one side of pot

Attach ribbon to the black B  felt piece in a loop. Set aside.

Sew Sequins onto top of gold felt piece

Attach sequins to the top of the gold felt B template.

See our blog post on attaching sequins. 

Attach B pieces together

Attach both B pieces together with a running stitch. I used an overcast stitch around the top of the piece moving my needle around the sequins and a running stitch  around the ribbon.

Pot of Gold door hanger tutorial - American Felt and Craft 'The Blog'

Add A piece to front and overcast stitch around the outside leaving the top open to make a pocket.

Fill with small treasures, gold coins chocolates or gold wrapped candies and leave on the door of your

Pot of Gold - Door Hanger tutorial  - American Felt and Craft 'The Blog"

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Pot of Gold Door Hangers Template Print at full size

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Happy Crafting~ Andie

Peek – a – Boo Bill – Felt Pop Up Groundhog Puppet Tutorial

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Peek a Boo Bill - Felt groundhogs day puppet tutorial with<br /><br />shadow finger puppet.

The celebration of Groundhog’s Day is
based on the legend that a groundhog will leave his of his burrow
after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow.

Peek a Boo Bill puppet Felt Tutorial

If he sees it, he regards it as an
omen of six more weeks of chilly winter weather and returns to his
hole.  But if he doesn’t he stays out and unpacks his
shorts…or something like that.

Peek a boo Bill - Felt Groundhog Puppet tutorial from American<br /><br /><br />Felt and Craft

I named him Bill after Bill Murray
star of Groundhogs day and a super hilarious guy. Make your
own felt groundhog  and shadow puppets and help your little
one welcome spring with a laugh.

You will
need: 

5″ x 8″ Groundhog Brown Felt -
Tobacco
* 2″ x 3″ Dark brown Felt for Groundhog belly and
hair - Chocolate* Tiny scrap of White Felt for teeth and Black Felt for nose. 9″ x 12″ Green
Felt for hill – Fresh Cut Grass * 4″ x 4″ Light brown
Felt for soil – Hot Chocolate* 4″ x 6″ scrap grey felt
for shadow – Grey Flannel * * Matching thread. 12
inch dowel and dowel cap Sturdy Paper Party Cup (Plastic will snap
and could create sharp edges) Hot Glue & Glue Gun Black
embroidery thread Felt Glue (Optional) This project was
posted on our Instagram feed live as it was being
made – some parts have since been refined and so some steps will be
shown as sketches of the better way to do something. (Read: I
screwed some stuff up but I fixed it so you won’t)
Smoosh cup to measure
Before you start cutting
and sewing measure the same size cup you will be using against this
pattern to make sure the pattern will match up – adjust as needed.
ground puppet tutorial step 1 cut
Cut: 2 Groundhog bodies from lighter
brown felt 1 Belly and 1 hair piece from Dark Brown Felt 2 soil
pices from brown felt 1 nose from black felt 1 set of teeth from
white felt 2 Grass hills and 3 grass detail pieces from green felt
2 shadow pieces from grey felt For tips on cutting
small pieces
 see or use Andie’s
Method
secures smaller felt pieces with felt glue before stitching<br /><br /><br />down
Mark out eyes and mouth
lightly onto one of the groundhog shapes. Sew hair, belly,
nose and teeth  onto front it’s helpful to use felt glue tack
down those smaller pieces. It will dry a bit stiff though so it’s
best to use in areas you don’t plan on sewing through
grpundhogg34 Sew grass to front of one
piece.
grpundhogg35 Connect grass shape to
soil using a running stitch and matching thread.
grpundhogg36 Repeat with back side.
Secure dowel with hot glue
Using hot glue glue the
dowel to the head part of the  un-decorated side. Avoid the
edges or using glue any place other than the head. Lay decorated
piece on top  and allow glue to cool.
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Stitch around the outsides
of both pieces to connect them using matching thread and an
overcast stitch. Add grass details to each side. You may want to
wait before sewing up the bottom to more easily slide the cup inside.
grpundhogg38
Cut the center from the
cup you will be using. It’s really important to cut this as cleanly
as possible this will insure Bill can make an easy escape should
it be  too chilly out.
Fit cup inside groundhog puppet
Slide the paper cup into the grass sleeve it should stop itself about halfway up the soil.
Fold felt over<br /><br /><br />cup bottom and secure with glue Fold the overhang into the cup and secure to the underside with hot glue.
grpundhogg40 Attach knob to the end of
your dowel with hot glue – (I clearly over glued here.)
Shadow finger puppet
To make shadow simply
overcast around the shadow template leaving the bottom open. Happy
Crafting and Happy (almost)  Spring- Andie
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Felt puppet toy in action

Print at full size

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A Collection of our Free Felt Food Patterns and Tutorials

20 Jan

Every Free DIY felt food pattern from American Felt and Craft all in one place.

This time of year I see a huge uptick in blog readers looking for felt food patterns. I suspect it has something to do with all those little kitchens Santa brought. In an effort to supply your chef with the widest choice of ingredients I present all of American Felt and Craft’s free felt food tutorials in one place. Just click on an image to see the free tutorial for DIY play felt food.

Free Tutorial for a cut apart carrot

Cut apart felt Carrot tutorial

Simple carrot made in sections secured with hook and loop for an added dimension to your felt food crafting.

Felt Saltine Crackers Tutorial

Felt Food Crackers Tutorial

My personal favorite free felt food blog tutorial  is ‘Salty Crackers’ patterned after the classic Saltine Cracker – they are just on the fun side of quirky.

free felt cherry pie tutorial

Felt Cherry Pie Tutorial

A free felt cherry pie tutorial in six fun slices. Also looks great under a decorative cake dome.

Easy Felt Food Petits Four (Tea party cake) tutorial and pattern.

Felt Petit Fours Tea Party Cakes Tutorial

Tiny tea cakes make a wonderful and simple addition to your felt food crafts.

Felt Jelly Beans Tutorial

Felt Jelly Bean Tutorial

Try your hand at wet felting with this felt jelly bean tutorial.

DIY mini felt pumpkin felt food tutorial

Mini Felt Pumpkins Tutorial

A fun felt food pumpkin pattern and tutorial –  a must for any felt foodies farmers market.

Easy Felt Food Cookies tutorial decorated

Felt rolled cigarette cookie tutorial

A simple no sew felt cookie for your cookie jar.

felt food chocolate cookie tutorial

Felt Chocolate Chip Cookie Tutorial

The classic reins supreme these sweet felt cookies are made in minutes with our easy felt food tutorial.

Free felt food tutorial popsicles

Felt Popsicle Tutorial

Beat the heat with a sweet treat – our free felt Popsicle pattern will walk you through making them step by step.

Free Felt Fortune Cookies pattern, template and tutorial

Felt Fortune Cookie Tutorial

Add this felt fortune cookie pattern to your crafting  menu and the future looks full of fun!

felt food candy cane header

Felt Candy Cane Tutorial

As Christmas tree decor or just a seasonal treat these felt candy canes are easy to make with our detailed DIY.

Felt and button sweetheart box

Felt Sweethearts Valentines Candy Box Tutorial

 This adorable felt and button  sweetheart stuffie is a fun felt Valentines day craft that doubles as the perfect V-day gift for the older felt foodie.

 REQUESTS REQUESTED! 

Sardines, Pickles, Oatmeal?

What fun or unusual felt food are you dying to learn to make?

Leave me a comment and who knows maybe you’ll see the tutorial on ‘The Blog’  soon.

And in case you need some advice on making felt food why not check out our Felt Food 101 series.

felt food how to fall veggies

Also check out our felt food kits with nearly everything you need to make amazingly realistic felt food -  as seen on Zulily!

Felt Food Kits and Samples 2

Get to crafting in minutes with our instantly downloadable felt food PDF patterns

Felt Food PDF patterns from American Felt and Craft

All available online right this very second!!

Where you ask?

American Felt and Craft online felt and craft store , over 100 colors of felt by the sheet! Ships worldwide.

Happy Crafting!

~ Andie Clark

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