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25 days of Felt Christmas Crafts Day 22: Dutch Hearts

20 Dec

Felt crafts for Christmas

You know the Shtick…25 days 25 felt Christmas crafts and away we go!

You know your going to need some help setting up all those complex toys at 2:00am, butter up Santa’s helper this year with one of these sweet  Pennsylvania Dutch inspired heart ornaments. “See how much I love you? Now just finish that assembling that third bike, you don’t need me here right. I mean one of us should get some sleep, Goodnight Sweetheart.”
You will need:
  • Applique pattern
  • Tracing paper
  • 3 5-x-7-inch pieces of red felt
  • 3 5-x-7-inch pieces of white felt
  • Dressmaker’s tracing paper
  • Sewing thread: red and white
  • Sharp embroidery Scissors that cut to a point
  • Pinking shears
  • 9-inch lengths of red and white braid
(all photos via Better Homes and Gardens)
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Read the full tutorial at Better Homes and Gardens
American Felt and Craft online
Until tomorrow!

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25 days of Felt Christmas Crafts Day 20: Gift Card Holders

18 Dec

Felt crafts for Christmas

You know the Shtick…25 days 25 felt Christmas crafts and away we go!

Giving a gift card is sometimes necessary but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t benefit from a little crafting magic.
 DIY Maven over at Curbly shows you how to make giant gift tags which hide their bounty in a stealthy back pocket.

What You’ll Need:

White craft felt

DMC perle cotton, in red and green

DMC chenille needle

The PDF of her patttern: Here

Scissors

(all photos via Curbly )
Read the full tutorial at Curbly
American Felt and Craft online
Until tomorrow!

Missed some of the 25 days and want to start from day one?

https://americanfeltandcraft.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/25-days-of-felt-christmas-crafts/

25 days of Felt Christmas Crafts Day 19: Gingerbread Man Rattle

17 Dec

Felt crafts for Christmas

Unleash your inner elf this year and whip up one of these sweeter than sugar felt baby rattles. I love how he looks a little nibbled, who could resist! These easy to make felt baby rattles were created by Victoria of vixenMade.  LOVE IT!

You will need:

Go see the rattle tutorial at Between U & Me
All Pictures via Between U & ME
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*A lot of you have asked about where you can find crinkle plastic used in baby toys. I am working on tracking down the real baby safe stuff, I’ll let you know when I find a supplier!
~Andie

Bed of roses, sweet little rose accent pillows

23 Jan

Felt Flower pillow tutorial - Roses

It was finally time…my daughter has been in her toddler bed for quite some time and has had the same bedding since before she was born, so if anything new bedding  was overdue. I wasn’t quite ready to move her to a larger bed but her Glenna Jean bedding I “just had to have” was worn thin. I looked everywhere for quality toddler bedding with no luck everything seemed to have a negative thread count, rough, cheap and thin. And in today’s economy I wasn’t about to spend $400 on a nice crib set.

That’s when I decided to make my own, not the fitted sheet mind you I simply bought a new crib sheet, I am not insane enough to attempt such a sewing feat, not yet anyway. The blanket was super easy I just made a large pillow case shape out of 2 yards of  fabric and filled it with batting and tied it down with cross stitch thread to prevent shifting. I then made a bed skirt out of tulle and ribbon, but something was still missing, that’s when I thought of the little felt rosettes I had been searching for an application for and made some lovely accent pillows. I am thrilled with how they turned out. You could really use these rosettes on anything but I think these little pillows are sweet and would make a lovely Valentines Day decoration or gift.

For one pillow you will need:

7 sheets felt (I used pink tutu)

Stuffing

Matching thread/Sewing needle

Sewing machine (ok that’s optional I guess, but making pillows can be a pain without it)

Step 1:

Cut as many small circles approx 2 inches in diameter as you can from one of your felt sheets.

Cut as many circles approx 3 inches in diameter from another  2 felt sheets

Cut as many circles approx 4 inches in diameter as you can from your 4th  and 5th felt sheet

You can free hand these they do not need to be exact.

Step 2:

Cut all circles into whirls as shown below, the less cutting you do the better your rose will look. I know it seems like the opposite would be true but too many whirls in the circle make for a very small tight rose.

Step 3:

Thread and knot your needle.

Starting from the small end roll your cut circle until you reach the fat middle piece, wrap around the outside and sew through your rose on each side to hold into place knot and begin the next one. After about two this becomes very easy and can be done while watching your favorite movie.

Step :4

Hand stitch all of your roses onto one half of your pillow leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance around the edges.

Step 5

Place your pillow pieces right sides together and sew around outer edges leaving space to stuff. Turn right side out stuff and sew closed.Felt Flowers - bed of roses felt throw pillow tutorial

Variations on the theme:

Try making a shape or a letter from the roses as I have shown on the center pillow.

pink felt rose pillows

If sewing pillows is too daunting you can always make small drawer sachet by scaling down the project and making only small roses and stuffing with potpourri.

I think this would also make a great wall hanging using your childs initial.

Happy Valentine’s day!

Felt Flower Rose throw pillows

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