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Blueberry Basket – felt food pattern and tutorial

28 May

IMG_5044Nothing says summer like blueberries! So what better time for a free felt blueberry pattern? These baskets are surprisingly sturdy and thanks to the 3mm thick felt the basket could not be easier, seriously its a game changer. Best of all these felt blueberry baskets have no loose pieces for super easy clean up.

This step by step felt food tutorial will have you making an entire farmers market in no time! IMG_5047You will need:

1- 10″ x 10″ 3mm thick felt in the color of your choice Pale Beige*

2- 9″ x 12″ sheets in Wild Blueberry*

1 – 9″ x 12″ felt sheet in Forget Me Not

1- 9″ x 12″ felt sheet in Powder Blue

4″ x 4″ scrap in Sprout for leaves (optional)

Felt glue

Stuffing

*Matching thread

Cut:

From Dark blue felt

20 of large size blueberry circles , 4 blueberry basket cut out cover

From periwinkle colored felt 

20 medium blueberry circles

From pale blue felt

20 small blueberry circles

From 3mm thick felt 

1 Blueberry basket top and 1 bottom, 4 basket sides, and 4 basket lips

Make felt blueberries

Making Felt Blueberries

The first step is making the felt blueberries.

Don’t be intimidated by the number of blueberries these felt foods are fast and easy to sew. You’ll need a strong thread, if your thread is too week to handle the gather you can use 2 strands doubled over.

When creating your X shape in the center of the circles cut small but be sure to cut completely through.

How to make a felt blueberryCut small X shapes into the two largest felt circles but not the smallest circle.

Stack circles.

Create a gathering stitch around the outside of the largest circle.

Stuff lightly

Pull tightly, run the needle through the base of the berry in varying directions to close.

Repeat with remaining berries.making felt food blueberries DIY free patternSew blue top to the thick felt blueberry box top with a running stitch and matching thread.

Stitch finished berries into place by stewing stitches through them leaving space along the edges.

Stack a few berries on top of the base of berries if desired to create depth.

Set aside

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IMG_4956Using felt glue blueberry basket cut out cover to all four basket sides. You can also carefully applique stitch this on if felt glue or tacky glue isn’t available.

Connect sides along the short sided angles with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

felt blueberry crateConnect sides to bottom with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

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IMG_5005Connect berry top to berry basket with an overcast stitch and thread to match the basket. Stuff before sewing closed.

IMG_5008Attach berry basket lips on short ends with matching thread and an overcast stitch. Connect all four.

IMG_5012To finish slip basket lip over berry basket and stitch through at corners to secure.

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Felt Blueberry Basket Pattern:

Felt Food Blueberry Basket Pattern

 

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Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Glow in the dark felt jellyfish

30 Dec

glow in the dark jellyfish tutorial freeIt’s easy to sew up some glow in the dark “floating” jellyfish. These little jellies would look adorable hanging from a mobile, swimming in the playroom or even hanging from a Christmas tree.80629915_10221577919741019_2896794195194806272_nBut when the lights go out the real magic happens. Crafting these DIY felt jellyfish from glow in the dark felt means that once these guys get a good charge from either natural or artificial light they will glow softly. jelliessAll that cute and no sting!

Read on to learn how to craft up a sea full of jellyfish buddies. jellyfish

You will need:

Glow in the dark felt, I used pink, green and blue *

Embroidery thread in white and black

Sequins: I used Highlighter, Pinkalicious, and Seafoam

1 yard cording I used White teething cord 

4- 8″ ribbon(s) I used gold and another coordinating color

Stuffing

*Matching thread

 

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Cut:

One jellyfish body base and ruffle from glow in the dark felt.

image1 (1)Match up sides of small V shapes at the base of your jelly fish and overcast sew them together. image2Repeat with all small V’s

image3 (1)Repeat with the larger V shapes stitching up the sides last. image1 (2)

Turn the shape so it is inside out.

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Stuff and overcast stitch the base to the jelly fish body with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

81301837_10221577943021601_1133703664850960384_nRun a loose stitch up the ruffle and pull until it measures 5.5″ long  81151278_10221577942501588_8753882242536701952_n

Overcast stitch the ruffle along the base of the jellyfish body

80414709_10221577941581565_8519299701583904768_nStitch face details with black cross stitch thread. Add freckles at the cheeks and on random parts of the body with french knots and white thread. Create a loop at the top to hang with the white thread. Hide the knots under the ruffle at the base. 81520863_10221577940221531_7770203095300046848_nAdd sequins, for tips on attaching sequins see this postfelt jellyfishSet aside.

Loop cording in different size loops and tie with ribbon(s). Trim loops so cording hangs at different lengths. Hold top together and loop cording around the top and tie to create a tassel for the base. Wrap the hanging cording around your finger to shape. 80542919_10221577937941474_170791912851111936_n (1)Stitch through and around tassel and into the base of the felt jellyfish body.jf

Jellyfish pattern

 

DIYjellyfishtutorialHappy Crafting

~Andie

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How to make a “Baby Yoda” from felt

10 Dec

Tutorial to make a baby yoda

Guys…..Baby Yoda though? Right? If you haven’t been watching Disney +’s the Mandalorian you haven’t experienced the pure joy and happiness that a miniature Yoda brings. Technically this little one is only referred to as ‘The Child” calling it Baby Yoda would be a little like calling all children Baby Abraham Lincoln. But with a face that is impossible not to love and a line of toys still unreleased I, like every one else (including elite bounty hunters it seems) felt I needed to have one of my own. This DIY Baby Yoda tutorial and template whips up quickly and can be made entirely by hand.

If you too want to learn to make a Baby Yoda from felt scroll through for an free and simple step by step tutorial and pattern.

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You will need:

9″ x 12″ Baby Yoda colored felt, I used Granny Smith *

4″ x 5″ tan fur felt*

Felt Glue

Doll eyes I used 5mm or black felt* scrap for eyes

Stuffing

Embroidery felt in black or dark green

*Matching thread

Cut:

2 body shapes, 2 head shapes, 2 hand shapes, 1 face detail shape and 1 foot from green felt.

Cut 1 robe and 1 collar and 2 arms from tan fur felt

2 eyes from black felt if you won’t be using doll eyes to make your toy Baby Yoda.

howtobabyyodamakeStitch collar along top of the robe with a running stitch and matching thread, set aside.babyyodatutorialFold arms and stitch long sides together with matching thread and an overcast stitch. y4To make Baby Yoda’s hands. Attach hands inside of sleeves with a drop of felt glue or some small running stitches stitches. You want the fingers to just peek out of the sleeves. Set aside.Baby yoda the child pattern from feltPlace body pieces together and overcast stitch around the outside using matching thread stuff before closing. Y5Wrap robe loosely around body until you are happy with the look, it should swing away from the body to look like it’s over sized not fit tightly. We want our DIY Baby Yoda to be comfortable enough to nap and chase frogs.

Stitch into place and through the body to hold. y7Attach arms to the shoulders of the robe with a running stitch or two and matching thread. The felt fur is very forgiving so stitches are easy to hide making the arms super easy to attach. y10Attach Baby Yoda’s foot with felt glue, you can add another if you like but I preferred the look of one little Yoda foot sticking out of the over sized robe.  Set aside to dry.

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y0Mark face detail page and cut holes for plastic eyes if you are using them. Cut holes for eyes in one of the head pieces too so they go through without issues.

Sew or glue nose to face detail and stitch a mouth with 1 strand of embroidery floss.

Sew or glue decorated face detail to the head. y001Add eyes y002Attach remaining head piece back to the decorated face and overcast stitch closed with matching thread. Stuff lightly before closing.y12Place the finished head in front of the neck at an angle and attach with a few running stitches. y16And viola, you’ve got yourself a Baby Yoda toy you’ve made by hand! Good job you!

Keep the child at your desk, as a pocket Baby Yoda, or give it to the Baby Yoda lover in your life. y15You can also attach a ribbon or loop and Baby Yoda would make a great felt Christmas ornament or addition to Star Wars themed gift wrap. Baby yoda pattern template

Pattern to make a Baby Yoda, please credit this blog. Print at letter size.

Baby Yoda pattern can be resized to make a larger toy. Not for kids under 3.

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Fall Flower Fairy Finger Puppet

19 Aug

Fall Fairy Finger PuppetWho else is on the edge of their seats waiting for the first days of fall?  I simply cannot wait for the cooler shorter days, the smell of a fireplace and an an added reason for a good cuddle.  SIGH! Perhaps this fairy can help move things a long with a little fall magic. 🙂 fall felt crafts

To create your own little fall fairy finger puppet all you need to do is print out the template, cut from felt and sew up some autumn vibes. This cute little fairy is easy to customize with any skin tone, eye color or hair shade. She features a crown of leaves and double sparkling felt fairy wings. Not only does this fairy make a charming fall craft but adding a simple loop to the top turns her into an adorable ornament, a magnet glued to the back will allow her to watch over your seasonal baking you can even place one on a bottle of wine for a charming hostess gift this fall.

You will need:

Felt in skin color of your choice I used Pastry*

Green for dress I used Granny Smith

White glitter felt for wings*

A small amount of stuffing

Felt scrap in hair color of your choice; I used Fire Engine Red*

Felt scraps for leaves I used Granny Smith, Autumn Leaves, Beet, Sunshine, Hot Chocolate, Orange Juice, Chocolate Moose

Embroidery thread in, brown, pink and color to match skin toned felt.

Felt flower fairy pattern (at the end of post)

Sunflower cutout

Flower sequins (optional)

*matching sewing thread

Cut

2 Head shapes, 1 body shape and one torso shape from skin tone felt

2 Dress shapes and 2 shoe shapes from green felt

2 wing shapes from glitter felt

10- Large leaves from fall felt colors

12-15 Small leaves from fall felt colors

making felt fairyMark face placement lightly on felt with a pencil. Add eyes with eye color embroidery thread and french knots. Stitch smile from a single length of pink embroidery thread and a nose with a single stitch of skin colored embroidery thread. Felt finger puppet bodyStitch torso to body shape stuffing as you go. Stitch closed along the stomach area.b2Overcast stitch around the outside of the face, stuff as you go. Fit face onto neck and sew into place with matching thread. Fall Flower fairy from felt tutorialAdd shoes to both sides of feet. Set doll aside. Leaf dress- fall fairy felt tutorialSew bigger leaves to dress under the arm area with two or three longway stitches so the leaves can “poof” out along the dress, check to make sure dress sides are going the correct direction (mirror image front and back) before adding more leaves to the back in the same way you did the front. This will be covered up on both sides so thread color isn’t important.

DIY fall fairy craftLay dress on either side of felt fairy puppet. Sew along the tops of the dress arms around the fairy’s body with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

fall fairy Sew dress together along sides with an overcast stitch and matching thread. Leaving the bottom open for your finger.

fall fairy tutorial and patternSew sunflower to secure, stitch through the torso and knot at the fairy back., you will cover the back with wings.

h1 Overcast stitch the hair back and front together around the outer edges only with matching thread and an overcast stitch.

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fall fairyFit fairy head into hair piece, attach small leaves in a ring around her head. free fall fairy tutorial and pattern feltglitter felt flower fairy fall free tutorial Stack both wings so that there is glitter facing both ways and stitch through the center and torso of the puppet the knot can be hidden under the sunflower on the front of the fairy dress. Add flower sequins if desired.

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I hope you love your felt fairy as much as you love fall!

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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