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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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DIY Felt Toadstool Mushrooms 🍄

21 Jun

No cottage experience would be complete without felt toadstools. These Diy felt toadstools could not be any cuter!

It can be a bit tricky to learn how to make these felt mushrooms, but once you get the hang of it you’ll be ready to make sew up dozens for wreaths, gift tags, imaginative play, keychains, mobiles, headbands and ornaments. Is there anything these felt mushrooms wouldn’t make cuter?

Other than our free felt mushroom pattern you’ll need red and white felt, stuffing and a small scrap of sturdy cardboard. Switch up the colors to change these felt toadstools to DIY felt button mushrooms for an adorable felt food.

So cute!! Felt toadstools are a must make craft!

To make 5 felt toadstool mushrooms you will need:

Please keep in mind this pattern is made for high quality wool blend felt.

Using a thinner, weaker or stiffer felt will not work as well if at all.

9″ x 12″ White felt – I used two whites for my felt mushrooms Fresh Linen for the base and ruffle and White for the spots. *

9″ x 12″ Red Felt – I used Lipstick

Stuffing

Sturdy cardboard, like from a shipping box rather than a cereal box

White embroidery floss

Hot glue gun and glue (optional)

*Matching thread.

Felt Toadstool Mushroom Pattern

HERE:

Cut


Mushroom top from red felt

Ruffle and felt mushroom base from white of off white felt.

Free hand cut spot shapes from white felt

Center circle from cardboard

Sew spots randomly onto mushroom top, avoid the outside where the piece will be gathered.

Vary the size and location of the spots so each mushroom is unique. You may be tempted to glue these on but they just don’t sit as well when you gather the felt in the next step so it’s worth it to take the time and sew them down with a few stitches individually.

Run a gathering stitch around the outside of the felt toadstool top with a sturdy thread.

Pull slightly and begin to stuff with stuffing. It helps to roll the stuffing around in your hands to help it form a more solid shape.

Place cardboard circle onto top and hold with thumb while you pull the felt mushroom closed.

It can be tricky but do the best you can we will tighten it up in the next step.

Pull tightly then go back through the gather on section at a time to tighten it up, pull until you there is no slack and knot closed.

Insanely cute!

Repeat with all tops

Hiding the knot at the bottom randomly sew stitches along mushroom top with a single strand of white embroidery floss. Keep these stitches a bit irregular. Exit through bottom of mushroom head and hide the knot in the opening from the gather.

Repeat with remaining mushroom tops and set them aside. Doing this after we have gathered and stuffed the piece insures the stitched spots don’t get too loose and insures you get to place the “spots” where you want them.

Experiment with making the stem a little longer by or shorter so your mushrooms vary just a bit more if you want.

You can also cut the long end a but to create a thinner stem but you may need to trim down the ruffle as well.

Roll stem up and overcast stitch closed along the long edge.

Wrap ruffle around the stem and stitch closed along the seam with an overcast stitch.

Run needle all the way though the stem and back again making a stitch in front to hold.

You could also hot glue this into place but the ruffle won’t flare out as much.

Stick the finished stem onto the felt toadstool. Run a sew stitches through both the mushroom head and the stem several times in several directions to hold.

You CAN also use hot glue here! Place a healthy dollop of glue onto carboard through the gathered opening and stem in and down. Let glue set with head down.

And that’s all it takes to make dozens of felt toadstools!

Happy Crafting!

Andie

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Felt Food Violet Cookies Pattern

19 Jun

Sweet little violet shortbread cookies make a charming addition to your cottage tea party. The stark purple tones of tiny wild violets look so cute against the scalloped “icing”. Creating a plate of these little felt shortbread cookies is super simple and the results are the bees knees.

We’ve shared a lot of free felt food cookie patterns over the years (chocolate chip, fortune cookies, rolled cookies) but these beauties are a real stand out! These easy to create felt tea party cookies are just so pretty. Read on for how to make these floral felt confections including the free pattern for the felt shortbread cookies of your cottage daydreams.

You will need:

for 3 cookies

9″ x 12″ tan felt – I used Pastry *

9″ x 6″ white felt – I used white *

3″ scrap of two purples – I used Lilac and Dusty Violet

Yellow thread

Stuffing or felt scraps to stuff

Free felt cookie pattern:

*Matching thread

Cut:

1 felt icing top from white felt

2 cookie shapes from tan felt

1 violet from dark purple

1 violet from lighter purple.

Stack both purple flowers onto the center of icing. Stitch flowers into place with yellow thread. Add a few more stitches for depth.

Sew icing to one of the cookie sides.

Stack cookie top to bottom and overcast stitch – stuffing before closing.

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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DIY Origami Paper Boat Ornament Pattern

17 Dec

Inspired by a simple folded paper boat a DIY felt boat ornament makes an adorable addition to your Christmas tree and when used as a gift tag is a sweet way to send oceans of love to the people who keep your boat afloat.

This easy nautical felt boat pattern couldn’t be much simpler. While there isn’t much folding it does feature a wooden bamboo skewer, if you don’t happen to have one available you can easily use a twig or even a Q tip or lollipop stick. Don’t limit yourself to Christmas ornaments. These little felt boats look great in any color so you can easily match any theme or event. This free ship pattern also makes a great nautical felt craft for birthday decor or even an amazing DIY boat mobile.

To make each felt boat you will need:

8″ x 4″ felt scrap for each boat I used Antique White, Sparrow and Toffee *

4″ x 2″ white felt scrap for banner

Small scrap of red felt for heart shape Fire Engine Red

1 bamboo BBQ skewer cut to 3.5″

*matching thread

Embroidery thread to sew a hanger if making DIY felt boat as an ornament

Felt glue or hot glue

Cut:

2 felt boat bases and 1 felt sail from boat color

1 banner from white felt and 1 heart from red because it is so small it may be easier to free hand cut a heart.

Instructions to make a felt boat:

Sew sail piece to one side of one of the boat bases with a running stitch and matching thread.

Overcast stitch along the sides where marked on felt boat pattern leaving very top and bottom half of boat open.

Fold sides up and overcast stitch up the edges with matching thread. Repeat on second side.

Sew heart to one end of the banner with a running stitch. I like the look of contrasting thread but you can easily use matching thread if you prefer.

Poke skewer through the top of the boat.

Place a line of felt glue or hot glue along inside in the center, place skewer onto glue and allow to dry.

Fold the banner and overcast stitch around the outside with matching thread. Place over wood piece and sew along the folded banners edge creating a tunnel for the skewer add a touch of glue to end of skewer and place banner, allow to dry before sewing a loop to hang if desired.

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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