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Valentines Day Box of Chocolates Felt Hair Clip

24 Jan

This one goes out to all you non-sewers out there!

Easy no sew felt hair clip

Will need:

Bright red thick wool felt I used: Cardinal  a few layers of blend felt might work too.

Various Brown felt scraps, all the colors here came from the Chocoholics felt pack

Alligator hair clip

Hot glue gun

Felt Glue

Beads and cross stitching thread (optional)

Templates (at bottom of post)

Cut templates out of corresponding colors.

(for help on cutting small things from felt see: Andie’s Method for cutting small shapes)

You are not allowed to laugh at my stitching one of my New Years Resolutions is to learn proper embroidery stitches. If yours are worse than mine, which is hard to imagine or if you are just in a hurry you can substitute stitching with more beads or just leave the shapes plain.

1. Brown embroidery thread stitched lengthwise

2. Pale Yellow embroidery thread stitched in a zig zag pattern

3. Small bead felt glued

4. White  embroidery thread in an S shape

5. Brown bead glued down

6. Plain

7. Smaller shape felt glued to bigger shape.

Allow these pieces to sit while you cut out the felt heart shape and a strip of felt to cover the perimeter approx 1/4″ inch wide by 9.5″ inches long.

Apply felt Glue to edge of heart shape.

Run Strip of felt along side and pin to hold.

Let everything sit for about an hour.

Remove pins.

Glue chocolates into place, the easiest way to do this is to place a small amount of glue onto the tip of a pin and place the glue onto the heart.

Carefully put the chocolates into their spaces allow to dry for 30 minutes

Turn Clip over and hot glue clip to back

Give to your Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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You Asked for it!

26 Feb

          

         We get at least 5 or 6 emails a week asking about patterns and we are proud to say we listened!

We are beyond thrilled to announce the first of what we hope will be many new patterns available for instant download ( or paper via the mail, if your a traditionalist) at our webstore www.americanfeltandcraft.com. The Easter Collection,  will allow you to make all your favorite Easter treats including, a chocolate bunny, Easter eggs, marshmallow bunnies, Chocolate egg, and adorable marshmallow chicks.

Our patterns are the same quality you have come to expect from our blog with over 30 full color step by step pictures and easy to understand templates. Don’t worry we will still continue to provide  free felt food, as well as other felt crafting templates on the blog!

 Because we are so excited our new Easter Collection downloadable pattern will be on sale until March 8th 2010 so snatch it at a discounted price and be ready for the big bunny arrives this year!

HOP TO IT!

 

C is for cookie- Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Felt Food Tutorial

11 Jun

Felt Chocolate Chip Cookie Tutorial - Lots more felt food patterns too

I’ve received a few emails asking me for a starter felt food project so here it is, the chocolate chip cookie this one is an absolute basic felt food tutorial but it’s a great starter project if your new to sewing it’s also great for kids since it really couldn’t be easier. I also threw a few variations in at the end for you overachievers! Oh and the milk carton is from our Picnic Lunch pattern.

Here’s what I used:

1 sheet wool blend felt in Camel (will make at least 3 cookies)

Scraps of chocolate brown felt.

Thread to match Camel colored felt

Thread to match  Chocolate colored felt

A small amount of batting, I prefer wool batting.

OPTIONAL: Stuffing beads (these add a small about of weight to the cookie which makes them more fun to play with and can help a child develop a sense of balance when picking them up with a toy spatula.)

Felt and batting can be purchased at American Felt and Craft.

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For each cookie:

Cut light brown colored felt into 2  3″  circles

Cut Chocolate colored felt in 1/4″ circles (as many chips as desired)

Cut Batting into a slightly smaller than 3″ circle.

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Step 1 Sew chips onto outside of one of the cookie rounds, since you are using felt your only goal is to affix them firmly so a simple X stitch on top will do.  I used light green here for illustration.

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Step 2 Check batting size by sandwiching between the two cookie halves, now is the easiest time to trim it if you need to.

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Step 3 with batting removed whip stitch around outer perimeter until your a little more than halfway done, stop and place your batting and stuffing beads (if using) into cookie. Whip stitch the rest of the way around and your cookie is complete!

Varations on the theme:

Cookie Counters:

felt counting cookies from American Felt and Craft Make the desired number of cookies using 1 chocolate chip on the first, 2 on the second and so on. Before sewing the pieces together using cross stitch thread back stitch numbers onto cookie bottoms before sewing matching cookie tops and bottoms together.

You and your little one can practice basic math skills by counting the number of chocolate chips and then turning the cookie over to see the corresponding number. They can also be used to learn the numbers by asking questions like, Which cookie has the number 4 on it and then turning them over and counting to see if the child is right. These are a big hit at my house!

Gifted with love

Felt food chocolate chip cookies

Your felt cookies are sure to last a lifetime or two so why not help history out a bit by marking their beginning.  Here I used Orchid colored felt to cut a small heart shape followed by the giver and the year.

White Chip

Chocolate and white chip cookies

By using the same process you can make a white chocolate chip cookie. Here I used Chocolate and Buttercream felt.  Perhaps you live in a magical house where cookies are pink and purple, the combinations are endless… have fun and send pictures!

Andie
American Felt and Craft

You may also enjoy:

DIY Play felt food cookies perfect or your next tea party

Tea Party Cookies Tutorial

Free Felt Fortune Cookies pattern, template and tutorial

Felt Fortune Cookie Tutorial

AFC Presents: Chocolate Fudge- Hot Glue!

3 Jun

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American Felt and Craft is proud to announce our new product, Fudge- Hot Glue! Not since kindergarten paste has glue been so appetizing! Made in the U.S.A, this chocolate brown hot glue adds an unbelievably realistic look to your felt food creations and holds tight to fibers for a strong bond. Great for drips, drizzles, toppings, and dips. Totally non-toxic and best of all available at our on line store, 4 – 4″ sticks for only $2.75, talk about a cheap thrill!

For use in all full sized low temp glue guns.

Hot Fudge

Tips for use:
To avoid stringy pieces never pull away from the piece until you have stopped all pressure on the trigger and waited a few seconds.
To remove colored glue from gun place new color (or clear) glue stick into gun, pull trigger emptying glue onto paper until no more of the original color can be seen, usually around 3-4 trigger pulls.
In the event you need to remove the fudge glue from your piece, wait for it to cool thoroughly and then attempt removal.

Note:  This hot glue sticks firmly and in some cases it may be impossible to remove, in which case try cutting away as much as possible and cover spot, attempting to remove glue while still hot can result in messy strings and smashing it into interlocked fibers making removal impossible.

Please do not attempt to eat glue of any kind, even paste.

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