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Low sew fall leaf felt pillow

27 Aug

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Bring fall indoors with these SUPER easy fall felt pillows. How easy you ask? You don’t even need a sewing machine to create a mountain of fall leaf pillows and there’s a good chance you have everything you need in your house right now.

These pillows make easy and fun fall crafts. It’s surprisingly easy to bring fall in your living room you’ll be jumping in piles of leaf pillows in no time.

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You will need:

Standard size pillow case. I used an old standard size bed pillowcase.

Pillow insert, – these work better than stuffing because they create a smooth appearance for your pillows. You can buy them premade or simply chop a bed pillow to your desired size.

Felt scraps to cut leaves in fall colors the number you will need will depend on the design you choose. I used

Saddle Brown, Mustard, Egg Yolk, Hot Chocolate, Fresh Cut Grass, Autumn Leaves, Tangerine, Darkest Ruby, Chocolate, Poinsettia, Wine and Penny

Needle and thread.

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First decide on a design you like, as you can see the options for this easy fall felt pillow are endless.

Leaf shapes template pattern

Cut the felt leaves from the leaf shaped pattern template. The number of leaves you will need depends upon the design you choose. If you need some tips on cutting small or difficult shapes check out THIS POST.

leafpillowI am going to make the striped pillow case but they are all made in basically the same way.  Stuff pillowcase with pillow and fold extra fabric behind the pillow for now.

Mark out where you want your design to be. For the circle shape you can trace a plate if needed but the leaves on this DIY fall decor hack are very forgiving if you want to wing it. leafpillow2Measure out a 3.5″ – 4″  past the end of your pillow and trim off the extra fabric. make a felt leaf pillowLay out your leaves where you’d like them to be. Pin down if desired. Sew felt leaves down with a  few stitches into each with a neutral color or consider using a few permanent markers.  You can attempt this with the pillow in place with small shallow stitches or you can remove the case and sew then sew the felt leaves to your pillowcase.pillow4

felt leaf pillowSmall stitches are fine the leaves will flop naturally so there is no need to sew each felt leaf shape down completely.  Continue until your design is sewn down.

leafpillow4Fold cut edges of the pillow case  inward and pin folded ends together. sewclosedOvercast stitch along the side of the pillow with matching thread to close. Felt leaf pillow

And that’s all it takes to make a pile of felt fall leaf throw pillows.

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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.

fall flower fairy ornament tutorial Sew a loop and your finger puppet does double duty as an ornament.

pattern for making fall finger puppet fairy


Fall flower fairy free pattern and tutorial -American Felt and Craft

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

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Felt Cloud Bow Holder

2 Aug

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Avoid the chaos of lost bows and clips while creating an adorable puffy cloud wall hanger. Best of all no hammers or screwdrivers this fluffy friend can be hung up with a simple tack.

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This cloud bow holder is the cutest way to keep those little bows, barrettes and clips organized. Just in time for back to school. If you’re short on time using stick on felt for the cloud face can cut the time down considerably but you can easily just stitch the details into place too. I’ve included an option for raindrops if stars don’t coordinate with your space.

You will need:

White Felt 1/4 yard or 2 – 9″ x 12″ sheets*

Scrap for face I used stick on felt in pink and black.

Colored Felt 9″ x 5″ scraps

I used Lavender, Aqua and Orange Whip *

1 yard 1/4″ wide blue ribbon for hanging stars or raindrops cut into 3 lengths. (9″, 12″ and 15″)

7″ – 1/2″ wide ribbon for cloud hanger – I used a rainbow print ribbon.

Stuffing

*coordinating thread

Cut

Two cloud shapes from white felt. Two cheeks from pink stick on felt and two eyes and smile from black stick on felt. Cut 2 stars (or raindrops) of each of the three colors. Blue ribbon to 9″, 12″ and 15″ lengths.

star1Attach  ribbon to one of each of the different colors of star shapes.overcaststar

Place star shapes together and overcast stitch around the edges with matching thread.

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Stuff as you go.

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When you reach the ribbon area sew the pieces together with a running stitch to close. Repeat with the other two stars and set aside.

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Peel off sticky backed felt and press face into place on one cloud side. You can also sew these pieces down if you’re using standard (not sticky backed) felt.

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Attach rainbow ribbon at the top of the cloud as marked on the pattern.

strapsewOvercast stitch the cloud together stuffing as you go.

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Attach the ribbons as marked on the pattern by sewing them in with a running stitch. Sew remaining stars into place. 67472915_10220161451010186_9048958818033074176_n

Hang and add clips.

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Happy Crafting

~Andie

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DIY Play Felt Bandages

15 May

DIY felt bandaides, bandagesIs there a doctor in the house? Save your bandaids for the real boo boos and craft up some soft reusable felt play bandages. 

Help them heal pretend owies, build empathy and remove fear of the doctors office, all while having imaginative screen free fun. Whether you’ve got a budding M.D in your house or just an empathetic stuffy owner you’ll want to craft up a bunch of these simple DIY felt bandaids.felt bandage pattern and tutorialFriends, find you someone who loves you like a kid loves band aids.

Free pattern felt bandages - American Felt and CraftThese felt bandages sew up with two simple stitching styles and 1- 9″ x 12″ felt sheet will  make 7-8 bandages, making them inexpensive and fun crafts. They can be adjusted to be bigger but these are the perfect scale for fingers of all sizes.

You will need: per bandage

3″ x 4″ felt scrap per bandage- Beige felt – I used Peanut Butter* or printed felt – I used Pink Daisy and Turquoise Rosebud *

Velcro or Hook and Loop to match your felt: I used Sand, Bunny, Pale Turquoise

*Matching thread

Cut 

2 felt bandage shapes, and 1 bandage center from felt

Cut velcro or hook and loop into smaller squares or ovals if you prefer. (see template)

Easy felt doctor band aide free pattern Sew center to one bandage with an applique stitch with either a running stitch or applique stitch and matching thread. felt bandages - easy DIY

Sew hook and loop to end of felt bandages. Match them up so the hook and loop are on opposite sides.

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The hook and loop should be on opposing sides.

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Overcast stitch the felt bandages together. And that’s all there is to it!

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Happy healing

~Andie

 

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Felt Bunny Hoops

11 Apr

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After a long grey winter, spring brings a welcome splash of color.

Celebrate color and deck the walls with these whimsical felt bunny hoops. They make easy spring crafts that can be hung with a simple tack and add spring color and flair to any room.

boho bunny felt craftThese little boho bunnies also make adorable kids room decor.

For 3 bunny hoops you will need:

3 – 4″ embroidery hoops

White Fur Felt 2-  9″ x 12″ sheets*

3″ x 3″ felt scrap for felt for inner ears, I used prints in Spring Zig Zag, Pink Dot and Subtle Scale. *

3″ x 3″ Black felt for eyes*

1″ x 1″ Brown for nose (Chocolate Moose)*

5″x 6″ felt scrap in at least 4 colors I used, Powder Blue, Morning Glory, Orchid, Pink Tutu, Bubblegum, Pink Amaranth, Lavender

Felt scraps in leaf colors I used Granny Smith and Cilantro

Small pom poms

Template for felt flowers and bunny details BunnyHoop

Embroidery thread in black and white

Hot glue gun and glue

Free Printable template

*Matching thread

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Cut:

2 eyes from black felt

1 nose from brown felt

2 ears from fur felt (Flip the pattern over for one side so both ears curve towards the center.)

2 Ear centers from felt print (Flip the pattern over for one side so both inner ears curve towards the center.)

Flowers you will need about 6-7 per hoop. Cut 2 flower shapes per daisy and 1 of each rose shape. Cutting Detailed Letters and Shapes from Felt

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Stitch inner ears to outer ears with an applique stitch and matching thread.

IMG_8775Fit fur felt into 4″ hoop and trim to fit

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Sew eyes into place with an applique stitch and black thread as shown on the template. IMG_8777Stitch nose into place with brown thread and an applique stitch. IMG_8779Sew sides onto eyes with black embroidery thread and a running stitch. Stitch smile with the same thread. Set aside.

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IMG_8781Stack daisy sides together and glue the center to hold. Glue pom poms into center if desired. Set aside.

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Roll flower from open end towards center. Glue as you go as needed. At the end place large end over the curled up felt and glue down.

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Assembling your bunny hoop

IMG_8795Lay leaves and flowers down as desired and hot glue into place.

IMG_8825With white embroidery thread add a highlighting stitch to each eye. IMG_8798Glue bunny ears into place on the back.

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Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Peppermint Felt Ornaments

9 Dec

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DIY Felt Peppermint Ornament

Deck your halls with sweet peppermint felt ornaments. These 3″ mints are simple to assemble and make a big impact on any tree in fact you can bypass all of the sewing and just use glue making this a kid friendly ornament crafting option.

felt peppermint shapes DIY

You will need:

White* felt or 3″ Felt Circles

Red felt* I used Poinsettia 

Sequins I used Diamond

Peppermint template  Peppermint Ornament or see end of post

Felt glue or hot glue

String or ribbon for hanging

Sewing Needle

*Matching Thread

Cut 2 circles and 2 wrapper ends from white felt, cut  1 swirl from red felt.

peppermint felt ornamentSew swirl to one of the red circles with a running stitch and matching thread.

felt peppermintsSew sequins into place along the center of the white areas. For help on sewing sequins see this post.

IMG_8373 Stitch three lines down the wrapper ends as shown. Use these to attach the sides to the second circle. Sew loop to center.

Felt ornamentPlace circles together. Over cast stitch around the circles to hold. Switch to the running stitch over the wrapper ends and loop.

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Happy Crafting

~Andie

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DIY – Sloth Christmas Ornaments

16 Nov

Sloth Ornament - DIY

Celebrate the sloth lover in your life by crafting up an adorable little sloth Christmas ornament. Their small size makes it easy to sew up a dozen or so quickly and easily. Making these felt sloths perfect DIY ornaments for mini trees and personalized gift accents too.

Sloth gift accent felt ornament

To make a felt sloth ornament you will need:

4″x 3″ scrap of felt for stocking – I used Four Leaf Clover, Fire Engine Red, and Wrapping Paper Pack.*

2″ x 3″ White felt scrap *

Sloth body color – I used dark grey –Black Pebble, tan – Banana Nut Muffin, and warm brown – Tobacco *

Tiny scrap for face markings I used Tobacco and Chocolate wool blend felt

4mm doll eye or button for nose

Embroidery thread in black

Stuffing

Sloth Ornament pattern template (at the end of post)

*Matching thread

Cut

Two stocking shapes stocking from felt, if you are using a print make sure the pieces go the opposite direction so that when you sew them they match up correctly.

Two sloth bodies and sloth arms from color of your choice

Two face markings from color of your choice, these are very small so it may be easier to free hand them.

One sloth face and two stocking tops from white felt.

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Sew white top to stocking. Repeat for the second stocking side.

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Sew down white face with an applicae or running stitch and white thread.

felt sloth - DIY patternLay the eye pieces down and create the eyes with black embroidery floss and a french knots.

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To attach nose you make need to cut your felt, to do this fold and slowly cut a small hole where the nose will be.

Sloth face

Add smile with black embroidery floss

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Add sloth back and overcast stitch around the sides and top with matching thread.

Stuff lightly. Set aside

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Stitch arms to stocking with matching thread. Add nails if desired. I used embroidery floss here but I prefer just a few stands of a plain white thread.

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Stitch sloth body to the top of the arms.

Add back of stocking

Match back stocking to front and overcast stitch along the outside with matching thread. Stuffing lightly as you go. Run a stitch through the entire piece with white thread at the top of the white stocking top to secure the body to the back.

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Aren’t they just the sweetest. You can easily fit a year or initials along the stocking base to make them an even more personal gift.

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Happy Crafting

~ Andie

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