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Bunny Ear Teether Tutorial and Pattern

26 Mar

IMG_1004Adorable bunny ears are the perfect Easter DIY for the little one’s in your life. These little ear teethers are a boutique staple and always a hit at baby showers.  You will need a sewing machine but have no fear novice sewers, this one is extremely simple to master.  The “ears” can be slipped off for washing or switched out based on mood. Customize the fabric to your nursery theme or baby shower. I backed these guys in a minky dot for some fun soft texture but a terry cloth would make a great choice for hard core teethers. The addition of crinkle material makes these ears extra fun. Because what baby doesn’t go crazy for crinkle?

bunny ear teether pattern

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You will need:

1/8 yard fabric of choice

1/8 yard backing of choice, minky or terry cloth add a fun texture.

All natural wood teething ring (these rings are solid and the wood won’t splinter)

Sewing machine

Pattern to make bunny ear teether (At the end of post)

Crinkle Material for baby toys (optional) Crinkle Material 

Cut

Cut out ear pattern on fold from fabric of your choice.

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Place the fabrics together with the printed (front) sides facing each other.

Pin to backing and roughly cut around in a rectangle. Minky and other silky fabrics shift it’s easier to just sew down and then cut.

How to make bunny teethers - pattern and tutorial

How to add crinkle material to  your handmade baby toy.

Adding crinkle to your baby toy is super easy. Just place the toy crinkle on top of one side of the project and then sew. (see pink chevron print above) The crinkle material will be in the center when turned.

AFC’s crinkle is formulated to be washer/ dryer and iron safe so treat as you would normally no special requirements.

Sew pieces together leaving around 1/4″ from your stitch to the edge of the fabric. Leave at least 1″ near the center of one side to turn rightside out.making baby teethers - bunny ear ring

Cut off extra backing fabric and trim off the unsewn part of the ear tip.

Turn.  Use a chopstick or unsharpened pencil to help you get the ear tips.

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Supplies to make baby toys

Tuck the raw pieces of the opening together, pin if needed and sew shut.

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Iron along the edges only (this helps preserve the minky bumps) and top stitch around the ears one more time.

bunny ear teether pattern

That’s it! Now to add the teething ring to your brand new rabbit ear teether.

6 (1)How to attach to teething ring

  1. Fold back sides together and pull the center into the ring to make a loop.
  2. Pull the ears through the loop slowly adjusting to keep the print facing forward as needed.
  3. Tug on the ears to tighten.

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

Bunny Ear Pattern PDF: BunnyEarsPattern

BunnyEarsPattern

bunny ear teethers

 

Salt and Pepper’s here! Interactive felt salt and pepper shaker tutorial.

27 Aug

How to make Felt food - Salt and Pepper Shakers

Supplies to make felt food salt and pepper shakers

You will need:

1 sheet White felt & matching thread

1/2 sheet Grey felt- Grey Flannel

2 Rattle Inserts

Ric Rac – 1 yard Really Red

Red and Grey embroidery thread

Sewing and embroidery needles

Stuffing

Template – at the end of post

Cut

Cut shaker bodies and shaker bases from white felt.

Cut shaker rims and tops from grey felt

embroder felt salt and pepper

Lightly trace the letters onto the center of the shaker bodies with a pencil.

felt salt and pepper shakers

I am not skilled at embroidery so I fake it with short back stitches. The good news here is yours is bound to look WAY better than mine.

 Stitch out the letters I used 5 strands for the thick parts and 3 for the lighter lines.

Add dots onto the shaker tops with French knots and grey thread.

 DIY felt food salt and pepper shakers

Stitch shaker rims to the top of each shaker with grey thread and a running stitch.

Stitch red ric rac to the front of the shakers about 1/4 inch from the base.

felt food salt and pepper shaker

Turn shakers inside out and overcast stitch up the long edges with a sturdy white thread.

rattle toy from felt

Insert a large rattle into base of each shaker.

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Sew base to shaker and turn right side up to settle rattle into the base.

stuff felt tutorial

Push stuffing into open top.

sew felt top

Sew shaker top to rim with an overcast stitch and grey thread.

Salt and Pepper Tutorial

Spice up your felt food!

Happy Crafting

Andie

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Thank’s Lisa!

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Find the perfect shade of blue for your next project.

Free tutorials you might also enjoy:

Free Felt cut apart veggie tutorial from American Felt and Craft #FeltFood

DIY Seahorse hobby horse

25 days of Felt Christmas Crafts Day 2 No sew Felt tree.

30 Nov

Felt crafts for Christmas

Few things say Christmas crafting as much as felt. Felt is a perfect medium for nearly every Christmas project.

Lest you doubt this I will be featuring free felt Christmas crafts and templates from the blogosphere for the next 25 days .

So sharpen those scissors break out that felt stash and craft along.

Day 2

Isn’t this toddler tree adorable?? And it can be made in 1 naptime! And… wait for it…ITS NO SEW!

You will need:
  • ¾ yard of  72″ wide felt in green (can be found on the bolt at craftsstores such as JoAnn- often on sale!)
  • 4-5 sheets of 8 ½” x 11″ felt in your choice of colors
  • ¼ yard Heat N Bond (either the Ulta Hold red label that is ‘No Sew’ or the Lite sewable in the purple package)
  • Command Adhesive strips
  • Iron

Picture via the empty bobbin

For the full tutorial check out The Empty Bobbin http://emptybobbinsewing.com/2010/12/12/o-christmas-tree-o-felt-christmas-tree/

See you tomorrow!

American Felt and Craft online

Fall is coming I swear! Fall felt craft roundup.

29 Aug

Chances are where you are it’s hot…really hot! But fear not fall is coming.

Get into a fall state of mind with these awesome autumn themed felt crafts.

The Salt Tree's wonderful felt pine cones.

http://salttree.blogspot.com/2011/06/felt-pinecone-tutorial-victor.html

She’s done them in two styles too, a girl after my own heart.

Felt Fall Leaves

These amazing leaves from Rosina {ROSY ~ POSY} made for her nature table, they have the names of the trees they came from right on them! TOO CUTE!

http://rosinahuber.blogspot.com/2010/10/felt-leaves-for-your-nature-table.html

I see some of these in my future, what a great idea and a fun way to teach your little one about native trees.  I also think they could make some really cool felt coasters.

felt owls

Jessica Levitt of Juicy Bits shares this these adorable felt owl ornaments.

http://juicy-bits.typepad.com/juicy_bits/2009/12/131-give-a-hoot-for-the-holidays.html

You had me at rick rack…

DIY Felt Acorns Tutorial

A beautifully shot tutorial for felt acorns from Jessica guest blogging for The Cake Blog.

http://www.thecakeblog.com/2010/09/felt-acorns-diy.html

A few wooden beads and felt owls with these guys could make an adorable fall garland.

Of course you know what happened the last time I made one of those

https://americanfeltandcraft.wordpress.com/2009/10/29/something-to-be-thankful-for/

For the record we kept the garland.

~ Hope this keeps the heat at bay Andie

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