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Pocket Felt Stingray Ornament

14 Dec

I am so smitten with the look of these little stingrays. I love the serious look from the top and the surprisingly goofy smile from underneath. There are many reasons a pocket sized sting ray might come in handy but these charming rays are definitely a must have for any aquatic mobile or ocean themed Christmas tree. If you choose to make them in the icy tones I chose you can even call them ice skates.

You will need:

To make a felt stingray

5″ x5″ scrap felt color or print of your choice, I used Aqua, White and Mint

Blue and white sequins or colored to match your felt

Matching threads

Black embroidery thread

2 small black beads or small doll eyes, you can also create eyes with french knots.

Sewing Pin – optional

Pattern for felt stingrays below

Cut:

One each of the stingray front and back and two tail pieces you can also freehand these if you prefer. For more on cutting small shapes see our post here

How to make a felt stingray

Starting with the larger piece (top) fold in half and pin if needed.

With a running stitch and matching thread sew the ridge along the top of the sting ray. Start a little below the pointed tip and ending before the base area (see sting ray pattern)

Sew two small stitches for the eyes with a single strand of black embroidery floss. Sew on sequins as desired. For more on attaching sequins see our post.

Set aside.

Accent the smaller (bottom) stingray by sewing down two beads for eyes. You can also use 4mm doll eyes or create eyes using black embroidery thread to create two french knots. Sew a smile using a small stitch in the center to hold the smile in place.

Create tail by overcast stitching the tail pieces together,

Overcast stitch the stingray front and back together with matching thread. Match the curves up as you go.

Leave the base of the sting ray open for the tail .

Close up the bottom with overcast stitches using a running stitch to attach the tail.

These felt sting rays look great in any color! To turn them into an ornament simply sew a loop through the the sting ray.

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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DIY Felt Doll Diapers and Wipes

20 Nov

Sew some easy doll diapers and wipes set with our free pattern.

Changing diapers is a staple of playing with your favorite doll so it’s essential to have a steady supply of doll diapers on hand. If you’ve ever wondered how to make a simple doll diaper I assure you this is the absolute EASIEST way to DIY a doll diaper.

The whole project is only a few straight stitches and all one piece. Sewing through the velcro or hook and loop can be tricky without a sewing machine but it’s totally doable by hand. You can make this pattern no sew by using a good quality fabric glue like E6000.

Making DIY baby doll wipes packs are super simple since there is minimal stitching and all straight lines. I love the look of both the DIY doll diapers and wipe bag in felt prints but you can use felt solids just be mindful of front and back.

These easy doll diapers fit pretty much all dolls. We tested the felt diapers on Baby Alive, Melissa and Doug dolls and Cabbage Patches as well as that one bean stuffed cloth doll with plastic legs everyone seems to own.

Thanks to the adjustable waist it fit every baby style doll. Of course the diaper pattern is easy to size up or down if needed. If you are worried about major wear you can always double the felt and sew the sides together or use a 2mm thick felt but I found they did well with standard play.

You will need:

DIY Doll Diaper;

1 sheet felt color or print of your choice, I used Elephants, Blue Dot, Countryside Floral and Rainbow Dot

1 sheet white felt

Matching threads

6″ Velcro I used colors found here

Felt Diaper Pattern below

Cut:

Trace the outline of the diaper on the back of your felt sheet and cut.

Cut out 1 wipe package from felt print

Cut out 4 doll wipes from white felt.

. Place the a 4″ strip of loop (soft side) onto the center of the front of the diaper. (short end without flaps, printed pattern up)

Sew strip onto top of diaper.

Cut the remaining half, loop (scratchy side) into two pieces.

Sew onto inside flaps on inside of the diaper not on the front or printed side, see photo below.

You can use a glue or heat and bond to attach but sewing is really best as it seems to hold up better.

If you want to make a sturdier diaper sew two diaper pieces together attaching the hook and loop or velcro in the same way or simply use a 2mm tick felt. (3mm felt is too thick for this project)

Thats really all there is to it.

Creating DIY doll baby wipes is just as easy you don’t even need a pattern, but don’t worry we’ve included the pattern too!

Begin by cutting the wipes from white felt. You should get 4 or 5 to as sheet.

To create the doll wipe package fold your felt rectangle so the long pieces barely overlap and pin.

With felt slightly overlapping stitch along the short edges using a running stitch. Stich 1/2″ over of overlapped area. Use a running stitch and matching thread to sew the package. This is a great project for a new or beginning sewer!

The stitched areas are shown below in black.

Black shows where the stitching should be.

Fold your wipes slightly and insert them into the package. Pull one through.

See told ‘ya, it was easy!

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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Felt Witch Hat Halloween Ornaments

14 Oct

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Now for another magical addition to your Halloween tree, felt witch hat Halloween ornaments with a touch of flair! These DIY Halloween ornaments can be conjured up in no time and also make great accents for hair clips, gift tags and can transform even the smallest cubicle. The hats and plumes can be fashioned from any color you like and the brims are accented with sequins for a subtle sparkle. A traditional Halloween icon with a touch of whimsy, what’s not to love?

 

DIY Witch hat ornaments

To make 3 felt witch hats

9″ x 12″ – felt sheet black colored felt.  *

3″ felt scrap in each plume color I used Granny Smith, Black, White and Dusty Violet *

Sequins (Black Licorice and Spider shaped sequins)

Stuffing

Hot glue gun

Felt witch hat template (at the end of post)

Embroidery floss in black for hanging

*Matching thread

Cut 

(per 1 felt ornament)

1- Hat top and 2 hat brims from black felt

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Fold hat so long sides are together and overcast stitch up the side to form the top of the felt witch hat.  For more info on stitches READ THIS

Felt witch hat tutorial

Stuff lightly if desired and hot glue the hat top to one of the hat brims, you can also stitch the hat to the brim if preferred.

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Stitch the second brim to the first with an overcast stitch and black thread.

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Glue plumes to the hat base overlapping the bases slightly.

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Glue sequins to base to create a hat band and cover the plume base.

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Simply sew a loop to the top to create a loop for hanging.

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Print at full size; Witches Hat Template

 

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Felt Chestnuts Christmas Craft

30 Nov

Felt Chestnut Christmas Craft

Roast some felt chestnuts by an open felt campfire this year, string them up for felt chestnut Christmas ornaments, a unique nature inspired felt banner or scatter them along your holiday display, the options for these guys are endless. Best of all this felt Christmas craft can be made from scraps and sews together SO fast and easy. I found these look best when you make them in various sizes so I have included three size variations on the craft template.

You will  need:

Scrap felt – about 3″ x 3 per- Chestnut color I used Auburn but you could easily use a darker shade like Brownie or Chocolate

Scrap felt 1″ x 1″ per -Chestnut top color I used Camel

Thread to match nut colored felt.

Stuffing.

Cut:

One side and one front from Chestnut color

One top from top color.

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Stitch open area of the side piece with a quick overcast stitch.

How to make a felt chestnut

Attach the front piece with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

Making felt chestnut Christmas craft

Stuff. Lastly sew on the top piece with an overcast stitch and that’s it!

Felt Chestnuts Christmas Craft

Now make like a squirrel and fill your home with these fun Christmas crafts.

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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Chestnut Template

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