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DIY Sushi Pincushion

22 May

IMG_4760There has never been a better time to add to your pin cushion collection especially when the options are this cute! This smiling roe sushi is the perfect pin holder, it sits flat, holds a bunch of easy to grab pins and looks absolutely adorable. Best of all these step by step instructions make it easy for even a beginner to make.IMG_0184You will need:

9″ x 4″  scrap Seaweed colored felt (Sushi) *

6″ x 6″ White felt scrap (White)

2 – Sequins (Coral) *

2 – 6 mm doll eyes

Black embroidery thread

Long Pins (in a pinch you can remove the tops to flat flower pins an re purpose)

Round orange or red beads

Stuffing

Cardboard for base

Super Glue

*Matching Thread

Cut:

1 Sushi wrap and 1 bottom from seaweed colored felt

1 Rice ball from white felt

1 Cardboard bottom

Glue beads to pin ends and allow them to dry upright for the amount of time recommended by the glue.

1Attach eyes to center of felt sushi wrap. 2Stitch sequins for cheeks to front. Sew a smile with black thread to complete face. felt sushiSew sushi wrap edge to the oval shaped base with overcast stitch and matching thread. The smile should be at the base and the eyes at the open end. Stitch up the short sides of the wrap to form a cup shape.

Add cardboard insert to prevent pins from coming through your felt sushi pincushion.

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felt sushi pincushionSew a large gathering stitch around outside of rice ball, pull.

Stuff lightly, pull closed and sew through several times to secure. 5Place rice ball into sushi wrap and add pins.

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Happy Crafting!

~ Andie

Rainbow Felt Roses Tutorial

9 Jan

rainbowrosesThere is no quicker way to brighten up a space than with a bouquet of felt rainbow roses. These beauties make a great DIY felt floral arrangement or even a stunning felt bridal bouquet for a color loving bride. Bring some rainbows into your space with this free, no sew rainbow rose pattern and tutorial. image1

You can also use one color felt or even shades of monochrome colors to create felt roses.

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You will need:

Wrapped floral wire cut into 12″ and 6″ lengths

Felt in rainbow colors I used Lavender, Pink Tutu, Flamingo, Egg Yolk, Chartreuse, Ice, Aqua, Mint and Sunshine.

The amount you will need will vary but a 9″ x 12″ sheet of each should make you around 5 flowers.

Green felt for rose base and leave I used Fresh Cut Grass

A 9″ x 0.5″ scrap of felt the color doesn’t matter as it will be entirely covered

Hot glue gun and glue

Pattern to make felt rainbow roses (PDF pattern for felt roses)

Cut

1 strip from any color felt

Petals as marked on pattern from various felt colors

1 base and 1 of each leaf from green felt

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You have lots of options for rainbow rose petal layout you can place the matching petal colors together, lay them adjacently so they slightly meet along the rose or my favorite look which was to lay the felt rose petals randomly. The more petals you choose to use the fuller your rose will be so feel free to keep adding until you are happy with the look of your felt roses.

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Wrap Strip around wire gluing as you go. Set aside

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Take the half circle piece and glue to create a cone.

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Glue cone to the wrapped wire. Set aside.

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Lay the inner petals down and run glue along one of the rounded sides.  Add all the inner petals.

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Roll inner felt petals together and hot glue along the open sides.

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Glue to cone on the wire. And lay a 1″ length of hot glue along the side.

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Add the 4 middle petals to the base overlapping slightly.

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Fill the gap at the base with a bit of hot glue and press inward and pinch together.

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r22Place a line of hot glue along two of the middle petals.

r23Begin placing the outer petals centered so they don’t overlap and the petals flare out more. Repeat until you are happy with the look of your rainbow felt roses.

r24Lay hot glue around the inner gaps a the base of the rose and pinch together just as you did in a prior step. Press until glue sets.

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Cut a line to the center of the rose base so you can slip it over the wire and place hot glue over the whole shape, carefully slip onto the base of the felt rainbow rose with glue side down. Press pieces together.

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To make felt rose leaves.

Lay glue down the center of the leaf and press one side of the 6″ wire to the leaf, pinch at the base.

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Repeat with second leaf and side. Twist the felt leaves around the rose and add a bead of hot glue to hold firmly.  Adjust leaves as desired.

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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.

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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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Christmas Tree Farm – 3d felt Christmas Trees

21 Dec

3d felt trees

These 3d felt trees are a Christmas craft staple and startlingly simple to make, literally cut and assemble. No sewing, no gluing, just you and a pair of scissors.

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I’ve included 4 tree shapes for your Christmas tree farm needs and a printable sign to make the Christmas tree farm your own.

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You can add a ribbon for an easy ornament or just make create a DIY Christmas tree farm for your table or mantel.

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You will need:

3mm thick felt in your choice of color (s)

Cut:

1 of each tree shape.

I like to use the tape method to make short work of cutting these 3d felt trees

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Assemble:

Slide the tree with the cut at the base over the tree with the cut at the top.

3d christmastreefeltThese make fun projects for little ones to decorate. Use felt glue or a glue gun to decorate with sequins, small beads and or cutout shapes, dry and assemble as above.

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Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Untitled Goose Ornament

18 Dec

Untitled Goose Game Ornament “It’s a lovely day in the village, and you are a horrible goose.” That’s the simple description for this even simpler computer game where you’re a (horrible) goose, dead set on ruining the townspeople’s day with comic hi-jinks and lots and lots of honks. If that’s not worthy of an ornament I don’t know what is.squeak If you are a fan or know someone who is it’s easy create your own felt Untitled Goose ornament complete with honk.

You will need:

4″ x 8″  felt in green, I used Cilantro *

3″ square trail colored felt,I used Oatmeal*

4″ square white felt *

Scraps of orange felt I used Orange Juice*

Black and white embroidery thread

Large Squeaker or stuffing

*matching thread

Cut:

2- circles from green felt.

1 trail from tan felt

1 goose from white felt

1 of each beak shape and 1 of each foot from orange felt.

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untitledgooseStitch trail to one of the green circles with a running stitch and matching thread.untitledgooseornamentTemporarily place goose shape to figure out feet and beak placement and applique stitch orange pieces down with matching thread.

American Felt and Craft - Online Craft StoreaddgooseAttach goose body with an applique stitch and add eye with a single strand of black embroidery thread. squeakerforgooseOvercast stitch the circles together with an overcast stitch and matching thread. When you reach the top fold loop in half and sew into place. Stuff circles with squeaker before closing. untitieledgooseAnd that’s all it takes to make a fun ornament for your favorite mischief making friend! Happy 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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Mittens – DIY felt ornament

5 Dec

 

mitten3s Winter is here! Time to pull out those mittens and get to frolicing in a winter wonderland, or at least that’s how I assume it’s done.

Being an Arizona native means I don’t have much experience with snow but that doesn’t mean I don’t still find mittens adorable!  mitten6Craft up some little felt mittens with this super easy pattern, regardless of climate. They can be made in any color or pattern of felt you can imagine (we’ve got over 200 suggestions  www.feltandcraft.com) Adding the snowflake sequins is optional you can easily create a felt cut out, use buttons, an initial or keep them sweet and simple. mitten3

You will need:

6″ x 8″  felt in your choice of colors I used Blueprint, Poinsettia and Grey*

 

 

Scrap of Fur Felt in white*

Cord or ribbon for loop 4″-5″

Snowflake Sequins(optional)

*matching thread

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Four cuffs from fur felt and 4 mitten shapes from color of your choice.image1 (1)Stitch sequin or shape onto one mitten shape, add to second mitton shape making sure the thumbs face opposite directions. (No one needs two left gloves) image3Sew mitten cuffs to base of mittens. Repeat for each piece. Fluff fur over stitches. Just make sure your pieces are mirrored so they will sew together correctly.image2Place mitten shapes together and sew together using an overcast stitch and matching thread. image2 (1)Insert ribbon or cord into base of cuff before stitching over it with a running stitch and overcast stitching around the outside of mitten. American Felt and Craft - Online Craft Storemittn3And that’s all it takes to make these fun holiday felt mittens! Happy Crafting ~Andie

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