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Born in Maryland but became a Pennsylvanian in 1993. Have a great family with children and grandchildren!  Interests in sewing and quilting. Like watching NASCAR races. 
Showing posts with label felt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label felt. Show all posts

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ruffled Yellow Felt Pillow

I saw these just beautiful pillows on the Better Homes and Gardens site and just fell in love with them. I will have to make some of these! The colors in the picture seem so Springy but I am not sure that it will work with my furniture. Maybe I will try some different colors. The following sewing instructions are for one pillow. If you go to the Better Homes and Gardens link, the other pillow instructions are there.

Green and yellow pillows with ruffles and pleats.

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Crafts Supplies:
  • Felt (yellow) 
  • 3/8-inch-wide velvet ribbon (green) 
  • Fiberfill 
Sewing Instructions:
  • Cut a strip of felt 9 inches wide and 18 inches long and hand-stitch two parallel lines close together through the center of the strip. Pull on the ends of each thread so felt strip gathers into a ruffle. 
  • Make a 6-inch-wide ruffle in the same manner. Machine-stitch the 6-inch ruffle in the middle of the larger ruffle. 
  • Cut two 12-inch squares from felt. 
  • Machine-stitch the double ruffle in the center of one square. 
  • Pin a piece of velvet ribbon in the center of the double ruffle. 
  • Place the squares right sides together and machine-stitch around edges, leaving a small opening along one edge for turning. Make sure you catch the ends of the velvet ribbon in the seams. 
  • Turn right side out and stuff with fiberfill. Hand-stitch the opening closed.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Button Flowers

These are hand embroidered designs with buttons and felt. I love how the buttons, felt and embroidery just go together. They are so cute! I would love to try this and add similar designs to my sewing. What do you think?

These are from