Crafts

Felt work assorted

In order to give a range of examples for my craft classes this month I did a few other small projects in felt this week to give an alternative to the felt flower brooches

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A needle case – which is felt folded to make a double thickness “book” with the edges blanket stitched and an attempt at embroidery on the front.

 

 

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A mobile phone cover – I thought if I did one in bright yellow I may actually find my phone in my bag occasionally.

The felt was cut to fit round my phone then decorated with felt flower & leaves. These could be glued on but I used a contrasting colour embroidery thread to sew them on.

I then used the same colour thread to blanket stitch round two sides of the cover.

 

 

Thirdly felt bows. These can also be used as brooches or gift wrapping decorations.

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They require 3 rectangles

  1. The main loops of the bow – approx 7 x 21cm (2 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches)
    • glue short ends together & pinch in middle to form 2 loops, glue or sew to secure
  2. The trailing ribbon of the bow – approx 3 x 14 cm (1 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches)
    • cut “V” in each end, pinch in middle & secure to main bow
  3. Bow wrap – approx 2 x 8 cm (3/4 x 3 inches)
    • wrap round parts 1 & 2, ¬†glue or sew to secure

And finally we also made a sunglasses case for my daughter.

It’s made similar to the phone cover but with a turnover at the top with a drawstring ribbon threaded through and decorated with stick on crystals. There’s no photo of that because it’s disappeared into her bedroom.