DIY Play Felt Bandages

15 May

DIY felt bandaides, bandagesIs there a doctor in the house? Save your bandaids for the real boo boos and craft up some soft reusable felt play bandages. 

Help them heal pretend owies, build empathy and remove fear of the doctors office, all while having imaginative screen free fun. Whether you’ve got a budding M.D in your house or just an empathetic stuffy owner you’ll want to craft up a bunch of these simple DIY felt bandaids.felt bandage pattern and tutorialFriends, find you someone who loves you like a kid loves band aids.

Free pattern felt bandages - American Felt and CraftThese felt bandages sew up with two simple stitching styles and 1- 9″ x 12″ felt sheet will  make 7-8 bandages, making them inexpensive and fun crafts. They can be adjusted to be bigger but these are the perfect scale for fingers of all sizes.

You will need: per bandage

3″ x 4″ felt scrap per bandage- Beige felt – I used Peanut Butter* or printed felt – I used Pink Daisy and Turquoise Rosebud *

Velcro or Hook and Loop to match your felt: I used Sand, Bunny, Pale Turquoise

*Matching thread

Cut 

2 felt bandage shapes, and 1 bandage center from felt

Cut velcro or hook and loop into smaller squares or ovals if you prefer. (see template)

Easy felt doctor band aide free pattern Sew center to one bandage with an applique stitch with either a running stitch or applique stitch and matching thread. felt bandages - easy DIY

Sew hook and loop to end of felt bandages. Match them up so the hook and loop are on opposite sides.

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The hook and loop should be on opposing sides.

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Overcast stitch the felt bandages together. And that’s all there is to it!

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Happy healing

~Andie

 

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Felt Dragon Egg Tutorial

26 Apr

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Become the mother (or father of dragons) and re-take the iron throne with your own DIY felt no sew dragon eggs. These dragon eggs make a great accessory for any GOT viewing party, a cool costume accessory or just a fun table display.

The addition of glitter felt adds some fun depth and sparkle to the eggs. Don’t let the number scales intimidate you, you can easily cut 2 or three in a stack.

58549585_10219330919927428_4988156845567770624_nBest of all these beauties are no sew. Don’t pack up those plastic Easter eggs just yet, they play a key role in these Game of Thrones inspired dragon eggs as a stable base for the scales. 58373017_10219330918087382_6714959987501694976_nYou will need:

Plastic Easter eggs – you can use any size the ones I selected were 3″ tall

Hot glue gun and glue

9″ x 12″ – wool blend felt sheet, I used Granny Smith, Mauve Taupe and Fresh Linen

5″ x  6″ – Glitter Felt I used Gold, Champagne and Silver

Felt dragon egg scale template – you can also freehand these.

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9″ x 12″ sheets into scales – this should leave you with a few more scales that you need.

Cut glitter felt into scales as well. You can also free hand cut the scales or change the shape as desired but for best results you will want them all to be around the same size. These are 1″ tall (dragon scale template at the end of this post)

I paired the granny smith with gold, the mauve with the champagne and the off white with the silver, the options are nearly limitless.

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Working in rows glue scales around the egg with the points facing downward towards the bigger bottom. Glue down glitter scales randomly for depth.

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Continue until you have covered the entire egg.

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“When my dragons are grown, we will take back what was stolen from me and destroy those who wronged me! We will lay waste to armies and burn cities to the ground!”

– Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryan, First of Her Name, Breaker of Chains and, of course, Mother of Dragons.

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Happy Crafting!

~Andie

Felt Bunny Hoops

11 Apr

Sweet bunny craft - spring crafts - felt hoops

After a long grey winter, spring brings a welcome splash of color.

Celebrate color and deck the walls with these whimsical felt bunny hoops. They make easy spring crafts that can be hung with a simple tack and add spring color and flair to any room.

boho bunny felt craftThese little boho bunnies also make adorable kids room decor.

For 3 bunny hoops you will need:

3 – 4″ embroidery hoops

White Fur Felt 2-  9″ x 12″ sheets*

3″ x 3″ felt scrap for felt for inner ears, I used prints in Spring Zig Zag, Pink Dot and Subtle Scale. *

3″ x 3″ Black felt for eyes*

1″ x 1″ Brown for nose (Chocolate Moose)*

5″x 6″ felt scrap in at least 4 colors I used, Powder Blue, Morning Glory, Orchid, Pink Tutu, Bubblegum, Pink Amaranth, Lavender

Felt scraps in leaf colors I used Granny Smith and Cilantro

Small pom poms

Template for felt flowers and bunny details BunnyHoop

Embroidery thread in black and white

Hot glue gun and glue

Free Printable template

*Matching thread

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Cut:

2 eyes from black felt

1 nose from brown felt

2 ears from fur felt (Flip the pattern over for one side so both ears curve towards the center.)

2 Ear centers from felt print (Flip the pattern over for one side so both inner ears curve towards the center.)

Flowers you will need about 6-7 per hoop. Cut 2 flower shapes per daisy and 1 of each rose shape. Cutting Detailed Letters and Shapes from Felt

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Felt Bunny Craft

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Stitch inner ears to outer ears with an applique stitch and matching thread.

IMG_8775Fit fur felt into 4″ hoop and trim to fit

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Sew eyes into place with an applique stitch and black thread as shown on the template. IMG_8777Stitch nose into place with brown thread and an applique stitch. IMG_8779Sew sides onto eyes with black embroidery thread and a running stitch. Stitch smile with the same thread. Set aside.

Polka Dot Felt Sheets

Making Felt Flower Crown

IMG_8781Stack daisy sides together and glue the center to hold. Glue pom poms into center if desired. Set aside.

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Roll flower from open end towards center. Glue as you go as needed. At the end place large end over the curled up felt and glue down.

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Cut felt leaves from green felts.

Assembling your bunny hoop

IMG_8795Lay leaves and flowers down as desired and hot glue into place.

IMG_8825With white embroidery thread add a highlighting stitch to each eye. IMG_8798Glue bunny ears into place on the back.

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Felt Bunny Hoop Template

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Happy Crafting

~Andie

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NEW Felt Sushi Pattern

8 Apr

Felt pattern for sushiGet ready to open the cutest sushi bar this side of the play kitchen!
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Learn to sew felt food sushi with this great felt sushi pattern.

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Happy Crafting!

~Andie

Happy Pi(e) Day! Felt Food Pie Patterns for your play kitchen.

14 Mar

Happy pi(e) day! While I can’t walk you through more than a few numbers of PI I can walk you through 3.145 felt food tutorials to celebrate! Here are some great free felt food patterns to stitch up some pie everlasting.

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Sew up a sweet spring favorite! This felt lemon meringue pie is actually easier to make than you might think, get the full free felt food pattern and tutorial for this fluffy favorite.

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A cherry of a pie! This free felt food pattern will walk you through making the perfect cherry pie.

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Hand pies are still pies! These easy to make felt empanadas are a fun addition to any play kitchen.

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Ready to go full on pie crazy? Check out the instantly downloadable step by step felt food pattern for pumpkin and pecan pies (as well as many more great felt food pieces)

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Happy Pi day and happy pie crafting !

~Andie

DIY Felt Food Chicken Nuggets Playset

20 Feb

Felt Food tutorials Felt Chicken Nuggets

While felt avocados and chestnuts are quirky and a little refined, kids love to play with the foods they enjoy most and few things hold the childhood allure of a box of chicken nuggets complete with a dipping sauce.

This sweet little DIY chicken nuggets play set will create 7 fun felt food chicken nuggets, a cheerfully detailed felt chicken nugget box, and delightful dipping sauce cup.

Free felt food patterns - Felt chicken nuggets pattern and tutorialHappy meal indeed!

For what started out as such a simple idea these nuggets were a bit tricky. Some early versions sewed up looking like potatoes or smashed peanuts. I played with color and scale, added wrinkles and divots and tried a sea of shapes before hitting on a weird but amazing idea…use fur felt!

How to make felt chicken nuggetsThe addition of fur felt really makes these felt food chicken nuggets look breaded. Not to mention they are so soft and and dare I say cute?

Making these felt chicken nuggets couldn’t be easier! You can use this easy pattern or even freehand your shapes. (How fun would it be to go for an omage to dino nuggets?) These whimsical felt chicken nuggets sew up quick and easy!

I think you’ll love the results as much as I do.Pattern to make felt chicken nuggets felt food tutorialsSew up some adorable felt food chicken nuggets with this free pattern.Felt chicken nuggets- Felt food

You will need:

White felt 1/4 yard (or 3 – 9″ x 12″ sheets) *

3″ x 3″ felt scrap for felt dipping sauce I used Auburn Mustard Seed (Mustard) and Big Apple (Ketchup) Fresh Linen (Ranch), Gold Nugget (Honey) and Watermelon (Sweet and Sour) are other great choices.

9″ x 6″ Red felt for box stripe – I used Tomato Soup*

4″ x 6″ tan felt for nuggets – I used Pastry*

9″ x 12″ sheet Fur Felt – I used Tan*

Embroidery thread in black and pink.

Free Printable template ChickenNuggetsPlaysetPattern

Stuffing

*Matching thread

Cut:

2 of each felt chicken nugget pattern from fur felt. It will take 6 (12 sides) to fill the felt chicken nugget box.

All felt box pieces from white felt

Stripe from red felt

One dipping cup base from white felt

One dip from color of your choice

Two sauce cup rims from white felt (For tips on tricky cuts see this post Cutting Detailed Letters and Shapes from Felt

Making felt chicken nuggets tutorial step 1Match felt nugget pattern pieces. Over cast stitch around the outside edge with matching thread.felt food chicken nugget step 2Stuff felt chicken nugget and sew closed with the same stitch. Repeat with remaining nuggets. IMG_7671Sew box front onto one of the bottom pieces with white thread and an overcast stitch. IMG_7672Sew short sides to the box on both sides of the bottom box piece. Set aside. IMG_7673Sew back onto the long side of the box top.

Sew top flap to other long side.

Sew back to bottom.

Your box should look like this.

How to make a felt chicken nugget box - felt food.IMG_7676Sew up short sides with an overcast stitch to create a box shape.

Repeat the process to create two identical box shapes.Diy felt food patternsLay red stripe piece over one completed box at an angle. Cut off where top flap ends.

Continue sewing stripe on front and bottom.

Overcast stitch the stripe down along the edges. (In the photos I did his after I combined the boxes and it can be done at either step however doing it beforehand is a lot simpler.)Felt crafts - felt foodMatch strip along box front and wrap around bottom. Secure as you did the top.

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IMG_7779Sew faces onto felt nuggets by creating eyes (doubled over embroidery thread) and cheeks (single strand of embroidery thread) with french knots. Stitch on smile with black embroidery thread.  Stitch nugget shapes down as shown with matching thread. IMG_7707Place boxes together with detailed box on the outside. making a felt box patternNest boxes together.IMG_7684Overcast the raw ends together with white thread to connect. If you decided to add the decor to the box afterwards simply stitch on as directed, making sure to only go through one layer of felt so stitches don’t show. feltad

To make felt food dipping cup

IMG_7697Stitch side to white base with an overcast stitch and matching thread. IMG_7699Stitch short ends of cup side together with an overcast stitch. felt bbq sauce cupStuff  with stuffing or felt scrapfelt bbq sauce tutorialStitch colored top onto dipping sauce with an overcast stitch.felt dipping sauce - felt foodLay one sauce rim on top and overcast stitch along the open center.

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Place second rim onto the first and overcast stitch around the raw edges.

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easy felt food patterns - chicken mcnuggets, chicken nuggets

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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DIY Felt Mistletoe Headband

20 Dec

IMG_6691Collect kisses this holiday with a surprisingly stylish felt mistletoe headband. Our mistletoe headband has a decidedly vintage feel played out in a spunky modern color palate. This is a fun and chic project requires no sewing making it an easy Christmas Craft you can whip up in minutes.

The mistletoe leaves get some depth from wool blend felt put through a washer and dried, this causes the wool fibers to shrink and gives the felt some bulk and dimension. This will not work for acrylic felt and 100% wool will get much thicker and smaller than wool blend.

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You will need:

1/8 yard wool blend felt in bright green I used Key Lime Pie

1″ x 21″ Red felt I used Lipstick

Fabric covered headband I like bright pink.

6 white pom poms or felt balls you can use any size but I like them around 10mm.

Hot Glue gun and glue

Felt Mistletoe Template – download HERE or see end of post.

Before you begin

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Wash green felt on normal setting you can just toss it in with your normal laundry the felt will shrink while becoming thicker and fuzzier.

IMG_6554Cut mistletoe shapes from green felt and cut red felt into a 1″ x 16″ ribbon.

Glue some of the mistletoe shapes in half so the leaves curve this will keep the mistletoe leaves from laying completely flat.

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Lay one of the long flat mistletoe shapes down just about an inch from the center and hot glue down. Lay curved leaf down and glue.  Place remaining mistletoe down as desired  moving down the headband so the leaves all meet at the base. Hot glue felt mistletoe into place.

Create Felt Bow

Trim 1″ felt ribbon to 18″, Cut 3″ scrap in half to make a 0.5″ x 3″ bow center.

Create bow by laying felt ribbon down as shown. Trim edges and Glue center down.

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Wrap bow center around middle of bow trim to fit and hot glue down.

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Hot glue down white pom poms in sets of 3.

Hot glue felt bow to the base of the mistletoe leaves.

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Happy Crafting Kissing!

~Andie

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