Pocket Felt Stingray Ornament

14 Dec

I am so smitten with the look of these little stingrays. I love the serious look from the top and the surprisingly goofy smile from underneath. There are many reasons a pocket sized sting ray might come in handy but these charming rays are definitely a must have for any aquatic mobile or ocean themed Christmas tree. If you choose to make them in the icy tones I chose you can even call them ice skates.

You will need:

To make a felt stingray

5″ x5″ scrap felt color or print of your choice, I used Aqua, White and Mint

Blue and white sequins or colored to match your felt

Matching threads

Black embroidery thread

2 small black beads or small doll eyes, you can also create eyes with french knots.

Sewing Pin – optional

Pattern for felt stingrays below

Cut:

One each of the stingray front and back and two tail pieces you can also freehand these if you prefer. For more on cutting small shapes see our post here

How to make a felt stingray

Starting with the larger piece (top) fold in half and pin if needed.

With a running stitch and matching thread sew the ridge along the top of the sting ray. Start a little below the pointed tip and ending before the base area (see sting ray pattern)

Sew two small stitches for the eyes with a single strand of black embroidery floss. Sew on sequins as desired. For more on attaching sequins see our post.

Set aside.

Accent the smaller (bottom) stingray by sewing down two beads for eyes. You can also use 4mm doll eyes or create eyes using black embroidery thread to create two french knots. Sew a smile using a small stitch in the center to hold the smile in place.

Create tail by overcast stitching the tail pieces together,

Overcast stitch the stingray front and back together with matching thread. Match the curves up as you go.

Leave the base of the sting ray open for the tail .

Close up the bottom with overcast stitches using a running stitch to attach the tail.

These felt sting rays look great in any color! To turn them into an ornament simply sew a loop through the the sting ray.

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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Felt Lollipop DIY

1 Dec
Felt Lollipop hearts

Sugar and Christmas are hand in hand in my mind and so often my holiday crafting turns to sugary sweets. I love the look of these heart shaped lollipops. The added sequins create a little sparkle if you choose to hang them on a tree or add them to a gift. You don’t have to save these cuties for Christmas they also look super cute as is and are perfect for some valentines day love or just a sweet reminder that you’re loved.

You will need:

To make a felt lollipop

3″ x5″ scrap felt color or print of your choice, I used Lipstick and Sprout

1″ x 3″ felt for lollipop stick I used prints from the Wrapping Paper Pack

Clear sequins or colored to match your felt

Matching threads

Stuffing

Pattern for felt lollipops below

Cut:

2 heart shapes from lollipop color of your choice and one “stick” piece from color or print.

How to make a felt heart lollipop:

Fold the long side of your stick to the center, the fold the other side over to form a stick.

Sew Up the stick

Pin and sew the long sides together with an overcast stitch and matching thread. Set aside

(optional) Sew 3 sequins to one side of the felt heart shape as marked on pattern.

Sew heart shapes together leaving the bottom open. Stuff lightly.

Place stick into heart shape and adjust so it is centered. Sew to heart with a few small running stitches along the base and continue to close up heart shape as needed. Sew a loop to one side to hang or attach to a gift.

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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Cotton Candy Christmas Ornament DIY

22 Nov

Looking to add some sweetness to your holiday? Combine your love of sugary sweet candy with Christmas cheer to create fun felt cotton candy ornaments. These sweet felt cotton candy ornaments look great on any tree and the cones can be made in any color of pattern. Best of all they are simple enough for beginners and fast enough you can whip up a carnivals worth in no time

You will need:

3″ felt scrap for cone I used Wrapping Paper Pack

3″ x 6″ White fur felt

Felt scrap for leaves I used Sprout

Felt scrap for ribbon I used Tomato Soup

Red sequins I used Classic Red

Stuffing

Ribbon or cross stitch thread to hang

Pattern for felt cotton candy Christmas ornaments:

Cut:

2 felt cotton candy tops from fur felt – make sure these mirror each other so they will match up with the fur sides facing out.

2 felt print bases for cotton candy

(Optional) 1 felt leaf or felt for ribbon

Sew detail to the front of your cotton candy. Choose a ribbon or leaves with sequin berries.

For the leaves simply sew the sequins over the leaves to hold.

To create the ribbon cut a thin strip of red felt and tie bow, trim ends to size and sew into place with matching thread. Set aside.

Overcast stitch the cone together with matching thread. Don’t worry about sewing over the top of the cotton candy cone you will be sewing through it to attach the cotton candy head.

Sandwich cotton candy base between both sides of cotton candy head and sew down with a running stitch and matching thread.

Sew head pieces together with an overcast stitch and white thread. Stuff before closing.

Sew a loop with black cross stitch thread to hang.

Happy Crafting!

Andie

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DIY Felt Doll Diapers and Wipes

20 Nov

Sew some easy doll diapers and wipes set with our free pattern.

Changing diapers is a staple of playing with your favorite doll so it’s essential to have a steady supply of doll diapers on hand. If you’ve ever wondered how to make a simple doll diaper I assure you this is the absolute EASIEST way to DIY a doll diaper.

The whole project is only a few straight stitches and all one piece. Sewing through the velcro or hook and loop can be tricky without a sewing machine but it’s totally doable by hand. You can make this pattern no sew by using a good quality fabric glue like E6000.

Making DIY baby doll wipes packs are super simple since there is minimal stitching and all straight lines. I love the look of both the DIY doll diapers and wipe bag in felt prints but you can use felt solids just be mindful of front and back.

These easy doll diapers fit pretty much all dolls. We tested the felt diapers on Baby Alive, Melissa and Doug dolls and Cabbage Patches as well as that one bean stuffed cloth doll with plastic legs everyone seems to own.

Thanks to the adjustable waist it fit every baby style doll. Of course the diaper pattern is easy to size up or down if needed. If you are worried about major wear you can always double the felt and sew the sides together or use a 2mm thick felt but I found they did well with standard play.

You will need:

DIY Doll Diaper;

1 sheet felt color or print of your choice, I used Elephants, Blue Dot, Countryside Floral and Rainbow Dot

1 sheet white felt

Matching threads

6″ Velcro I used colors found here

Felt Diaper Pattern below

Cut:

Trace the outline of the diaper on the back of your felt sheet and cut.

Cut out 1 wipe package from felt print

Cut out 4 doll wipes from white felt.

. Place the a 4″ strip of loop (soft side) onto the center of the front of the diaper. (short end without flaps, printed pattern up)

Sew strip onto top of diaper.

Cut the remaining half, loop (scratchy side) into two pieces.

Sew onto inside flaps on inside of the diaper not on the front or printed side, see photo below.

You can use a glue or heat and bond to attach but sewing is really best as it seems to hold up better.

If you want to make a sturdier diaper sew two diaper pieces together attaching the hook and loop or velcro in the same way or simply use a 2mm tick felt. (3mm felt is too thick for this project)

Thats really all there is to it.

Creating DIY doll baby wipes is just as easy you don’t even need a pattern, but don’t worry we’ve included the pattern too!

Begin by cutting the wipes from white felt. You should get 4 or 5 to as sheet.

To create the doll wipe package fold your felt rectangle so the long pieces barely overlap and pin.

With felt slightly overlapping stitch along the short edges using a running stitch. Stich 1/2″ over of overlapped area. Use a running stitch and matching thread to sew the package. This is a great project for a new or beginning sewer!

The stitched areas are shown below in black.

Black shows where the stitching should be.

Fold your wipes slightly and insert them into the package. Pull one through.

See told ‘ya, it was easy!

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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