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Cotton Candy Christmas Ornament DIY

22 Nov

Looking to add some sweetness to your holiday? Combine your love of sugary sweet candy with Christmas cheer to create fun felt cotton candy ornaments. These sweet felt cotton candy ornaments look great on any tree and the cones can be made in any color of pattern. Best of all they are simple enough for beginners and fast enough you can whip up a carnivals worth in no time

You will need:

3″ felt scrap for cone I used Wrapping Paper Pack

3″ x 6″ White fur felt

Felt scrap for leaves I used Sprout

Felt scrap for ribbon I used Tomato Soup

Red sequins I used Classic Red

Stuffing

Ribbon or cross stitch thread to hang

Pattern for felt cotton candy Christmas ornaments:

Cut:

2 felt cotton candy tops from fur felt – make sure these mirror each other so they will match up with the fur sides facing out.

2 felt print bases for cotton candy

(Optional) 1 felt leaf or felt for ribbon

Sew detail to the front of your cotton candy. Choose a ribbon or leaves with sequin berries.

For the leaves simply sew the sequins over the leaves to hold.

To create the ribbon cut a thin strip of red felt and tie bow, trim ends to size and sew into place with matching thread. Set aside.

Overcast stitch the cone together with matching thread. Don’t worry about sewing over the top of the cotton candy cone you will be sewing through it to attach the cotton candy head.

Sandwich cotton candy base between both sides of cotton candy head and sew down with a running stitch and matching thread.

Sew head pieces together with an overcast stitch and white thread. Stuff before closing.

Sew a loop with black cross stitch thread to hang.

Happy Crafting!

Andie

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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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Felt Baby Booties

8 Nov

Little feet are just the cutest things ever, keep those teeny tootsies toasty with some DIY felt baby booties. These hand sewn baby booties are super simple to make with the free pattern below. It’s easy to hand make booties to fit any theme, holiday or event.

The template for these felt booties are sized to fit work three months and under. To keep them loose they rely on slipping the foot in so they may not be as secure as elastic versions and but definitely more comfy. They go together fairly quickly making them a fun interactive activity for baby showers.

DIY felt booties only require one sheet of felt unless you’re sewing on small details like pumpkins or acorns shown here and on the felt baby booties pattern

You will need:

To make a set of DIY baby shoes;

1 sheet felt color or print of your choice, I used Fall Forage, Tree Bark, and Granny Smith

Detail colors, I used Chocolate, Pastry and Sweet Potato

Matching threads

Pattern for felt baby booties below

Cut:

4 sole pieces, 2 toe pieces and 2 side pieces from felt. (2 pieces for Acorns and 2 Pumpkins if your are adding details)

Sew 2 soles together with a running stitch and matching thread.

Place one toe piece under the sole and stitch down with an over cast stitch starting in the center. Starting in the center will help to keep the pieces even and lined up.

Sew toe to the rounded edge at the top of the sole with an overcast stitch. Once you reach the edge go back and secure the other side the same way.

Your baby bootie should look like this.

Attach the side with the flat side to the heel. Start sewing with and over cast stitch and matching thread. Sew down the side starting at the back center part of the heel going to one side as you did with the toe box, this will help insure your piece is even.

Tuck the loose side into the toe box.

Stitch the toe box to the side with three or four diagonal stitches.

Baby Booties DIY felt

Place bumpkin end down and stitch pumpkin into place over it with a running stitch and matching thread. For the acorn baby shoe stitch the acorn top down with the acorn nut behind it.

felt acorn accent

Stitch V shaped stitches to acorn to hold down and to accent the felt acorns

Assemble felt baby shoes as shown above.

DIY baby booties from felt

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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Ghost Party Candle Mat

12 Sep
Ghost Candle Mat

It’s a dead man’s party! Ghostly guests gather by your flickering candle light to revel in the thrills and chills of the Halloween season. Each little ghost is dressed in their party best adding their own ‘spirit’ to this ghoulish gathering. You’ll only need a few sheets of felt and matching thread to stitch up a spooky centerpiece you’ll be happy to be haunted by for years to come.

You will need:

2- 9″ x 12″ black felt sheets*

1- 9″ x 12″ white felt sheet*

Scraps of felt in oranges and gold I used Gold Nugget, Orange Juice and Tangerine. *

Embroidery thread in Black, pink and bright orange.

Felt Ghost Party Template:

*Matching thread

Cut:

Ghosts from white felt

2 – 8″ circles from black felt

Hats and party horn from colored felts as marked on pattern

How to make a ghost party candle mat:

Lay ghosts in a circle on one of the round black pieces, sew ghosts down with white thread and a running stitch or appliqué stitch.

Add facial features with black embroidery thread. Stitch dots for cheeks with pink thread as marked on pattern.

Add a long stitch with a single strand of black embroidery thread where each set of ghost hands meet.

From here we will go ghost by ghost. To make things easier I have given each ghost a name and broken down the steps for each one. Each party guest has unique details but don’t be spooked they are all super simple to create.

It’s time to meet our ghostly guests.

Henry

Henry is the life of the party with his co-ordinating hat and party horn cut from a pale orange. You know this guy came to live it up!

Sew hat and horn into place with a running stitch and matching thread.

Accent the hats with embroidery thread X shapes and finish horn with decorative stitch stripes.

Clara

Clara is a big believer in simple elegance and timeless style in her gold crown and classic frightening frock.

Clara’s crown is sewn down with a running stitch and matching thread and that’s it, simple, elegant.

Izzy

Izzy’s oversized party glasses are sure to lift everyone’s spirits!

The hat is sewn into place with a running stitch and then accented by long stitches of black embroidery thread. The glasses are super easy and are created with orange embroidery thread with just a few simple stitches.

First sew the top of the glasses with one stitch extending from around the eye to the where you want the glasses to extend out.

Create a second smaller stitch pointing downwards for center of the glasses frame.

Next create the bottom of the eye piece with another long stitch connecting the top eye piece to just below the eye.

Starting from the center of the frames (where the nose would be) sew a small stitch downward to create one side of the glasses.

Repeat on the other side to create a second eye piece.

Ralph

Ralph is a free spirit, dancing along and happy to be out of the attic! Stitch loveable Ralph’s party hat into place with a running stitch and matching thread, the small dots are actually just tiny stitches of a single length of black embroidery thread.

Create the pom pom by sewing overlapping stitches with standard sewing thread. Sew small stitches in angles at the pointy end of the party hat.

Walter

No one is more pleased to be invited to the party than Walter. In his tall party hat he’s clearly having the time of his afterlife. Attach the party hat with matching thread and a running stitch and accent with black embroidery thread.

Use bright orange to sew a pom pom to the top as described above.

Ava

Ava is loving every second of this ghostly gathering, sporting a pom pom headband and howling like a banshee she hasn’t been out in ages and she’s not scared of a good time!

For Ava’s headband sew a single length of black thread along the ghosts head and then create two longer stitches near the sides sticking out upwards for the pom poms to sit on top of.

Accent these pop pom stems with a length of standard white thread and diagonal stitches to create stripes.

Then sew pom poms to the ends as described above using white and orange standard sewing thread.

Oliver

Wearing an orange party crown and sporting a slightly tattered sheet suit, Oliver is here for a good time AND a long time.

Sew Oliver’s crown into place and accent with three french knots. His “tattered” ensemble is created with standard black thread and a few small stitches near the base.

Harper

This little ghost looks like it can tell you some great ghost stories (and centuries of spine tingling gossip)

Harper’s hat is sewn down with matching thread and accented with diagonal stitches of a single length of black embroidery thread. A second diagonal stipe is stitched in using standard white thread. Add a french knot at the tip of the hat in bright orange thread.

Once all your party guests have been assembled it’s time to add the backing.

Sew finished front to the second black circle with an overcast stitch and black thread.

Add a candle and enjoy!

Happy Crafting

Andie

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