Thursday, August 30, 2012

SEAM meeting at fiddlehead, Spring re-capbeautiful

beautiful wool felt waiting to be turned into flowers!

these flowers are so sweet and can be made into a brooch or a hair bow!

In the Spring I taught this wool felt flower at the SEAM meeting at the lovely Fiddlehead Artisan Supply in Belfast. (Love their shop, it has everything a crafty girl could need!)
The pattern came from Colletterie, also a really lovely site chick full of how-tos and diy projects.

So here is what you need to get started:

Wool Felt
Sewing Needle and thread
Pin Back or Barrette

Cut 2 lengths of felt in 2 different colors, sized about 2 by 5 and 2.5 by 5
Fold them in half and cut snip them all the way across leaving about 1/4 inch at the bottom of each piece- that is where you will be putting your running stitch

Do a running stitch along the bottom of each piece off felt an pull at the end to gather the felt.
Once you begin to gather it you will see the flower shape coming to life.
Once you have your flower use how you would like stitch a few stitches to hold it into place.

You will repeat this with the smaller piece of felt and then lay on on top of the other and sew them together to make the 2 tier flower.

Once your flower is all sewn up you can attach it to a Pin Back or a Barrette.

To see the tutorial in full that we followed and to see more sweet felt flower tutorials click here!

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