There are a ton of advantages to using embroidery thread for felt projects – not only are the skeins of thread inexpensive but they come in a huge variety of colors and are easy to store. The biggest problem with embroidery is its tendency to get tangled once they are stripped of their paper cuffs.
Rein in your threads Bo Peep style with these printable felt sheep bobbins.
I tried printing these on cardstock but found it too flimsy for the larger skeins.
Thin chipboard proved to be the perfect material for this project and I think the natural brown color looks awesome on these little guys.
I won’t lie to you dear reader these a pain to cut out but hopefully you need less than I did.
But come on they are crazy cute right and over 100 sheep later I have no regrets!
While we’re on the subject here’s how to move that thread from skein to bobbin without finding yourself surrounded by tangled threads and tears…not that that happened to me like 25 times or anything.
Slip one cuff off at a time taking care not to distort or twist the thread too much. Keep the thread in its circle and look for the shortest thread along the top. It should come apart smoothly.