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Yellow Felt Purse Craft Project

Felt is often used in all kinds of craft projects; it comes in many colors and easy to use in crafting even for children. This is a guide about felt craft projects.

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Solutions: Felt Craft Projects

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Tip: Craft: Toy Food From Felt Scraps

I have tons of felt scraps from various felt projects and couldn't bring myself to throw them away. So, using only scraps, I made a variety of felt food for my daughter, using basic doll stuffing as filler for some of the "puffier" food. Swiss cheese, fried egg, etc. Apple half, carrot, and orange slice.

Any type of food can be made, depending on the size and color of your scraps. Fabric scraps can certainly be used too. The simpler the better when it comes to children.

By April from Albany, GA

Felt Baby Booties

How about making a special pair of booties for that special baby? They are sure to become a keepsake. finished blue and yellow bootie

Approximate Time: 2 hours

Supplies:

  • good grade of felt in two colors
  • fusible web
  • iron
  • thread and needle
  • floss to match
  • scissors
  • 2 snaps or Velcro dots
  • optional cord or ribbon

Instructions:

  1. Print out the pattern pieces. For one pair of booties trace the following onto the fusible web reversing one full set of the cuffs for each bootie: two main body pieces, two toe pieces, two soles, and four 1 by 4 inch strips. pattern pieces for booties

  2. Cut out your fusible web pieces outside the lines and fuse to the felt according to the following directions:

  3. In my finished bootie color 1 is black and color 2 is gold. Fuse one color 1 to one color 2 for the main body; do the same for both cuffs. You will have two main bodies with one color on one side and the other color on the other side. You will have four cuffs two of each pattern piece with color number 1 on one side and color number 2 on the other side. Refer to the picture if you need to. Cut out your fused pieces. You might want to cut one of your main body pieces out with pinking shears for a decorative touch. four pieces of bootie pattern cut from felt in red and black

  4. You now need to decide which is going to be your outside color. I used both colors for the sole also, that way I could put it on whichever way I decided. Fuse the toe piece to the outside color of both main body pieces. Do your decorative stitching around the toe. Baby Booties Toe

  5. Bring the two straight edges together forming the shoe; sew the edges with either a machine or by hand. Fold the sole in half lengthwise and mark with a pin at both ends; pin to the main body and stitch together using a blanket stitch or whip stitch which ever you are comfortable with. Baby Booties Pinned Toe

  6. Fuse one of your small strips of web between your cuff sets; you should have two shorter cuffs and two longer cuffs with color number 1 on one side and color number 2 on the other. Starting at the top back of the shoe stitch the shorter cuff to the outside of the shoe, lining up the top edge and doing a blanket stitch until the main body starts its curve down. Repeat for the longer cuff on the other side. Repeat for the other bootie. Baby Booties side flaps

  7. You can either put a snap set under the front ends of the cuffs or Velcro. I fashioned a sort of frog for mine. Feel free to experiment until you come up with something you like. Yellow Baby Bootie

By Ann from Loup City, NE

Felt Veggie Garden

veggie garden and bag

My mom and I recently made this fun toy for my son. It turned out cuter than I ever imagined. :)

Supplies:

  • felt
  • embroidery floss
  • polyfil
  • needle
  • scissors
  • wooden crate
  • veggie templates (or create your own)
  • sewing machine

Click here to download the veggie templates.

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Steps:

  1. For the garden, cut a piece of brown felt large enough to cover the inside bottom of the crate. You can glue it in place if you want.
  2. cover inside of crate
  3. Measure the width of the crate and cut pieces of felt that are 1-2 inches longer than the crate width (this will allow for seams). Decide how tall you want your "garden rows" to be. Cut pieces of felt to make the rows.
  4. Sew along the 3 sides of the felt, leaving an opening for turning and stuffing. Clip the corners.
  5. sewn row with opening
  6. Turn the sewn row right side out.
  7. turning row 1turning row 2
  8. Stuff with polyfil. Use a barrel stitch to close up the row. Make enough rows to fill the crate.
  9. stuffing rowsew row shut
  10. Put the rows into the crate. You can glue them in place if you desire.
  11. rows in crate
  12. Detailed instructions are below for all of the veggies pictured here:
  13. veggies 1
  14. Cut out the pieces for each vegetable. Use embroidery floss to backstitch the pieces together.

    Mushroom: Cut out 2 (#1), 1 (#2), and 1 (#3). Sew the #1 pieces together, around the cap, then attach #2. Add the gills. Now stitch on the #3 piece.

    Broccoli: Sew the #1 pieces together. Then put the top of the stem in between the #2 pieces. Sew around the outer edge. Add details to the head if you desire.

    Corn: Sew the #1 pieces together. Put the ear in between the #2 pieces. Sew around the outer edge. Add extra stitches where the husk meets the ear for added security.

    Potato: Sew the two potato pieces together. Add the eyes (using French knots) and other details.

    Peas: Sew the #1 pieces to one of the #2 pieces. Now sew the #2 pieces together. Add the #3 piece and sew in place.
  15. veggies 2
  16. Cut out the pieces for each vegetable. Use embroidery floss to backstitch the pieces together.

    Pepper: Sew the #1 pieces together. Then place a #2 piece on each side. Sew the #2 pieces in place.

    Eggplant: Sew the #1 pieces together. Then place a #2 piece on each side. Sew the #2 pieces in place.

    Tomato: Sew the #1 pieces together. Then place a #2 piece on each side. Sew the #2 pieces in place.

    Carrots: Sew the #1 pieces together. Make two sets if you are making 2 carrots. Place a carrot top between the #2A pieces and the #2B pieces. Sew together.
  17. veggies 3
  18. Cut out the pieces for each vegetable. Use embroidery floss to backstitch the pieces together.

    Lettuce: Sew the #1 pieces together. Sew the #2 pieces together. Sew the #3 pieces together. Layer the three pieces together, then sew together with an "x" in the center.

    Beet: Sew the #1 pieces together. Then place the beet top between the #2 pieces. Sew around outer edge of the #2 pieces.

    Radish: Sew the #1 pieces together. Then place the beet top between the #2 pieces. Sew around outer edge of the #2 pieces.
  19. veggies 4
  20. We created a little shopping bag, to hold the extra veggies, out of scraps of felt. We also created a crook neck squash at the last minute. :)
  21. bag and squashveggies and bag 2veggies and bag 3
  22. To plant the garden just simply tuck the veggies into the rows.
  23. planted veggies 1planted veggies 2

By lalala... [622]

Felt and Beads Decoration

Would you like to inject a fresh feel to your holiday decorations? If so, try making something with an Oriental flavour for the festive season. Simply by threading lots of felt squares onto a length of yarn, along with some beads, you can quickly create a unique hanging decoration to display in your home. Get the kids involved too, and make lots more decorations to give away as gifts to family and friends. full length photo of finished decoration

Approximate Time: 30 minutes

Supplies:

  • Scraps of thick felt to add further interest to the surface of plain felt stitch fancy yarns and scraps of fabric to it.
  • a large-eyed sewing needle
  • yarn
  • a pair of scissors
  • a ruler
  • beads
  • bottle tops or mini bells

Instructions:

  1. Cut felt into squares in a range of different sizes for example; 5 x 5 cm (2x2 inches), 2 x 2cm (3/4x3/4 inches), 1.5 x 1.5cm (1/2x1/2 inches).

  2. Cut a length of yarn double the measurement of your intended hanging. Example: for a hanging with a finished length of 28 cm (11 inches), your yarn should measure 56 cm (22 inches) long.

  3. Fold your length of yarn in half and thread through a needle. Use your needle to push the yarn through the centre of a felt square. Continue threading on felt squares and beads at intervals until you are happy with the end result.

  4. Knot the yarn at the base of the hanging to secure the felt and beads. Similarly tie a knot at the top of the hanging; making sure a short loop is left for display purposes.

  5. For a further idea, thread on some mini-bells or bottle tops and display your decoration in a sheltered outdoor setting such as a porch. The gentle breeze will make your Oriental hanging 'jingle, jangle' during the holidays.

      full length photo of finished decoration

      By Anne from United Kingdom

Felt Fruit Basket

Felt Fruit Basket

My mom and I created these felt fruits to go along with the Felt Veggie Garden that we made for my son. These are great to take along in the car or make a nice addition to a play kitchen. :)

Supplies:

  • felt
  • embroidery floss
  • sewing needle
  • scissors
  • tape
  • wooden basket
  • templates

Download Template #1
Download Template #2

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Steps:

  1. Cut out the pieces for each fruit. Use embroidery floss to backstitch the pieces together.

    Plum: Cut out two (2) plum #1 pieces from brown felt. Sew them together. Then cut out two (2) plum #2 pieces from dark purple felt. Place the plum top between the #2 pieces. Sew around the outer edge and partially down the middle as shown.

    Grape: Cut out two (2) grape #1 pieces from brown felt. Sew them together. Then cut out two (2) grape #2 pieces from light purple felt. Place the grape top between the #2 pieces. Sew around the outer edge and the details as shown.

    Pear: Cut out two (2) pear #1 pieces from brown felt. Sew them together. Then cut out two (2) pear #2 pieces from light green felt. Place the pear top between the #2 pieces. Sew around the outer edge.
  2. grapes plum pear
  3. Cut out the pieces for each fruit. Use embroidery floss to backstitch the pieces together.

    Peach: Cut out two (2) peach #2 pieces from pink felt. NOTE: For a two-tone peach, cut the template along the center line and use the left side pf the template piece to cut out a light orange felt piece.

    Sew the pink felt pieces together first, around the outer edge. Then attach the light orange piece. Cut out two (2) peach #1 pieces from green felt. Place one on either side of the peach and sew together.

    Apple: Cut out two (2) apple #1 pieces from red felt. Sew the #1 pieces together around the outer edge. Cut out two (2) apple #2 pieces from dark green felt. Then place a #2 piece on each side. Sew the #2 pieces in place.

    Orange: Cut out two (2) orange pieces from orange felt. Sew together around the outer edge. Add the details as shown.
  4. peach apple orange
  5. Cut out the pieces for each fruit. Use embroidery floss to backstitch the pieces together.

    Blueberries: Cut out two (2) blueberry pieces from dark blue felt. Sew together, as shown below to define each berry. Then cut out three (3) blueberry top pieces. Attach the tops to the blueberries with an "x" shaped stitch in the center.

    Banana: Cut out two (2) banana #1 pieces from white felt. Sew them together around the outer edge. Add the details as shown. Cut out two (2) banana #2 pieces from yellow felt. Put a #2 piece on either side of the banana. Sew together around the outer edge and add the details to the peel, as shown below. Optional sticker: Cut out one (1) banana #3 piece from white felt. Sew onto the peel.

    Kiwi: Cut out two (2) kiwi #1 pieces from brown felt. Cut out one (1) kiwi #2 piece from lime gre