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You are my sunshine – Felt ornament tutorial

11 Dec

Not only is this little felt sunshine ornament adorable but it’s super easy to make too! Brighten someone’s day and let them know that they are your sunshine with a sweet and simple handcrafted sunshine ornament. This free pattern and tutorial show you how to make an absolutely adorable sun ornament from felt in no time. Baby shower, Birthday, Christmas, Get well soon… if you’re looking for the perfect DIY decorative add on to any gift you can’t go wrong with a handcrafted happy sun ornament.

You will need:

Bright yellow (Banana Cream Pie) *

Muted Yellow (Mustard Seed)

Stiff gold felt

Felt scrap for stuffing

Black embroidery thread

Sequins (Baby Pink)

*Matching thread.

felt sunshine ornament

Cut:

1 Sunshine back from glitter felt and 1 sunshine back from muted yellow felt.

1 Sunshine face from bright yellow felt and 2 smaller circles from scrap for stuffing

Instructions

Sew face onto front of sunshine with black embroidery thread, using french knots for yes and small stitches to make nose and mouth as marked on the felt sun pattern.

Stitch sequins down for cheeks.

Stack felt circles in the center of the muted yellow burst shape.

Sew face to muted yellow sunburst with a running stitch.

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Felt Narwhal Ornament Pattern

9 Dec

Narwhals are the unicorns of the sea, these majestic whales are a magical addition to your felt ornament collection. And I think we can all agree when it comes to Christmas and magic more is more! These adorable felt narwhals are simple to create and this pattern to make narwhal ornament can be recreated in any (or all) colors of the rainbow.

You will need:

Pale purple felt* (Amethyst Purple)

2″ square of scrap heathered purple felt (Plum Crazy) *

1″ x 2″ scrap Stiff gold glitter felt (Gold)

Sequins (Cherry Limeaide)

Black embroidery thread

*Matching Thread

Cut:

2 Narwhal bodies from pale purple felt.

1 horn from gold glitter felt

1 of each fin and narwhal belly from heathered purple felt.

Sew belly to front of one narwhal body with a running stitch you can do this with matching thread or contrasting thread for a more whimsical look.

Add front fin with an X shaped stitch.

Sew face details to front with black embroidery thread.

Sew sequins and horn to front.

Sew back to front with a running stitch and matching thread add a doubled over length of ribbon before closing or sew a loop to hang. Sew back fin to piece.

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Blob Fish Felt Ornament Pattern and Tutorial

6 Dec

Blob fish are often referred to as the worlds ugliest animal but this sad face falls under the so ugly it’s cute category if you ask me. After the year we’ve had ask yourself…isn’t there a little blob fish in all of us?

Create a so ugly it’s cute blob fish felt ornament with the free pattern and tutorial below and add a little blobby squish to your tree.

You will need:

6″ x 6″ pale pink felt ( Shell Pink ) *

2″ x 2″ scrap of darker pink for details (Amaranth Pink )*

5 – 6mm pale pink or clear sequins (Crystal)

Black embroidery thread

Thread or ribbon for hanging

Cut:

2 Blob fish bodies and 2 blob fish noses from pale pink felt

1 fin, 1 tail and 1 mouth from darker pink felt

Sew fin down to one of the body pieces with a running stitch and matching thread.

Stitch black smile to blob fish mouth with a single strand of black embroidery thread. Stitch detailed mouth to the blob fish body.

Stack the two blob fish noses.

Stitch down nose with an applique stitch and matching thread. Create eyes with two french knots made from a double length of black embroidery thread.

Sew tail to blob fish front with a running stitch and matching thread. Add sequins as marked on the blob fish pattern.

Sew blob fish front to back with an overcast stitch and matching thread. Add a doubled over ribbon along the top before closing if you plan to hang with ribbon. You can also stitch a loop of embroidery thread to create a loop to hang.

Happy Craftin

~Andie

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DIY Felt seashell- pattern toy & ornament

17 Jul

felt seashell pattern DIYI just adore how these sweet little seashells came out. I envisioned them as a felt seashell Christmas tree ornament but they are so cute I was soon envisioning hair accessories, an ocean themed mobile or even a soft sea side wreath.

DIY felt seashells free pattern and tutorialYou will need:

 

4″ x 6″ White felt scrap* White

Felt scrap or stuffing

White Sequins Snow White 

Thread in off white

Felt Seashell Pattern: shell PDF

*matching thread

Cut:

2 shells, 1 base from white felt.

DIY how to felt sea shell craft pattern freeSew long stitches in off white thread along one of the shell sides as shown on the pattern. IMG_6042Sew down a few sequins.  Repeat with other shell shape if desired.

American Felt and Craft - Online Craft StoreFelt seashell- diyPlace base between the decorated pieces.stitch seashell from felt sewing diyAdd felt scrap filling or stuffing. Overcast stitch around the edges with matching white thread switching to a running stitch for the base areas.

Sew a loop onto the center of the base to hang if you are making your felt seashell into a Christmas ornament.

Felt sea shell pattern

DIY felt seashell pattern

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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