I was super excited when I came across the blog hop call over at Seams to be Sew. I could choose whatever I wanted to be nuts about. So much leeway. Perfect!
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So of course, I chose felt. I love felt. But not just any felt, I can’t stand the stuff you find in dollar stores, (I won’t even buy it for my kids to play with, I just don’t like how it feels); the eco-fi felt is better (that’s what I give the kids to use), however, my favourite by far is the wool-blend felt.
I used to buy 9×12″ sheets from someone who would run group buys but she no longer does those, so when my stash ran low I searched high and low until I discovered Prairie Point Junction. You can buy felt from them by the yard or 12×18″ sheets. So much yumminess!
So I was going to dazzle you all with a fancy new felt phone case I sewed up but it didn’t quite turn out how I wanted so we’ll just say this is my first prototype.
I misplaced my Sulky water soluble stabilizer* and since I was sewing late at night and wasn’t sure how much time I had before the toddler woke up I used some non-soluble stuff I found. … Trying to get all those little bits of stabilizer out from under the embroidery was nigh on impossible. So, lesson learned, clean up the craft room and find that Sulky already.
It came out a little too wide, and next time I’ll do the embroidery in brighter colours as it is barely noticeable against the dark purple felt. Also, the embroidery design wound up being off center so next time I’ll embroider further away from the edge and then cut the felt to size. …
To fix the width on this one I’ll undo the stitching and then trim it down. But I’ll still work on making a new version, I’m thinking it needs some sort of lining so the phone doesn’t slide so much. The felt doesn’t provide much traction on the inside for the phone but overall, the thickness is good.
Below I’m sharing links to some of the tutorials I’ve done using felt but first I wanted to show you some of my favourite felt Christmas ornaments I made this past Christmas.
The cupcake was from a pattern in the issue of One Thimble 9* by Molly and Mama; the Happy Bacon I designed (I know, it’s so silly); and the cute dinosaur is a pattern from Shiny Happy World. I sold some of the ornaments I had made at a craft fair in early December and then listed the leftovers in my Etsy shop. I was so sad when I sold the last dinosaur, it was soooo cute! I need to make one for me to keep next year.
Want to see more felt projects?
I blogged about some of the other projects I’ve made using felt in the past. You can see a few of them below. Some of them I’ve backed the item in felt, and others the project is felt front and back.
Quilted Heart Coasters (guest post for Wally and Grace):
Kitty Cat Hair Clip (guest post for Rebel & Malice):
Maple Leaf Mug Rug (my most popular free download on Craftsy):
and check my tutorials page to see more:
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