Gap sweater repurposed
Felt heart with embroidery tutorial.
Things you’ll need:
- Felt (in any colour you like)
- Needle/ Embroidery thread
First of all you’re going to cut out your heart shape, using any kind of template, it’s easy enough to draw yourself, or if you not so confident, print one out from the internet.Once you’ve got your hearts cut out, you’re going to draw a rough/ light idea of the pattern you’re going to embroider. After you’ve got a outline to follow, pick out your preferred colours and thread you needle.Now you’re done with your embroidery, and you are ready to start stitching up your heart. For this you can use whatever stitch you like, I chose a simple loop stitch.Next when you’ve almost stitched the whole way around your heart, stop and leave a gap so you can stuff it. You only need a tiny amount of stuffing, just so it’s a little puffed.Now all you need to do is finish stitching your heart and you’re all done!I simply added a pink ribbon loop to the top/ middle of mine, so I am able to hang it up. This is easy enough to do, as you reach the middle of the heart while stitching it up, just add the ribbon underneath/ between the felt and sew through it so it is secure and in place, then keep on sewing.I also added a little bow to match as a final detail. This project it easy and turns out super cute. You can customize this in many ways, change the colours or theme and it’ll still look adorable!I hope that you enjoyed this little tutorial. Much love, Gabi :) ♥
So I really love wearing my flannels under sweaters and getting the look of the cuffs and collar at the top of my sweater…but sometimes my flannels just don’t want to cooperate with my sweaters with out making me look like i’m flat chested and gained ten extra pounds….so this is an easy diy that can be mixed with all kinds of clothing. and it only cost me A DOLLAR OH EIGHT!
Supplies you’ll need:
1. A template (i just looked at some pictures online and drew out my own)
2. Hole puncher
4. A button (thank you to Kati J for the best present ever….a box of buttons)
5. Needle and thread
6. Felt (you can use any color you want! I just found an extra large christmas stocking and cut the white part off)
8. Hot glue gun, mod podge, or fabric glue
Use your template to cut out two of the same shapes from your felt. I found it helpful to use pins to hold the paper against the felt. You want sharp scissors to do this…or else your felt will stretch and look awkward.
Next use your hole puncher to punch a hole at every rounded portion except the biggest one in the front.
They should look like this. (it doesn’t matter if they’re perfect, I have awful scissors)
Next you should sew your button into the bottom rounded ends. (I messed up here…trial and error. I originally put holes in the bottom rounds so I could sew the button through the holes, but this did not work…(at all) for the type of button I used. So depending on the type of button you’re using you could do it either way. I had to cut new patterns out and sew the two pieces together with the button)
Next loop your ribbon through the top hole and use some type of glue to fold the ribbon over onto itself to keep it fastened…if you tie it and use a knot it could rip the felt.
Do this to both sides….and tada! You’ve got your very own felt collar to add to any shirt or sweater.
DIY Felt Rosebud Basket Tutorial from The Blooming Thread here. The photo is no longer up for this DIY at The Blooming Thread so I’m posting basic instructions because those may disappear too, but go to the link for more info in the comments.
- She used felt bought from Joanne’s Fabric store that was about 3/8 to 1/4 inch thick.
- Cut a basic hexagon shape. *once folded, it will remain roughly the same size. This will help you gauge how big or small to cut your shape.
- Use a ruler and a rotary cut to make slits from each adjacent corner as shown.
- Fold up the each side, layering as you rotate to the next. You glue or stitch the final corners down.
DIY Beginner and Intermediate Book Clutch Tutorials Inspired by Olympia Le-Tan with Free Templates. The clever trick that Kara at Sprinkles in Spring uses is a pre-made book box with a closure from Michaels (she has links to other sites for these boxes). Beginner and intermediate tutorials from Sprinkles in Springs here. GIF Top: DIY Sprinkles in Spring, Photo Bottom: My friend’s photo from a crafts’ fair where the book clutches were selling from $95 to $165. He couldn’t believe it and asked if I had ever seen these. I said, “Yes, I thought you read my blog.”
EDIT: I posted a roundup of book crafts here. Also, my friend said that the book clutch vendor (above photo) said she kept the inside of the book and it was included with the sale of her purses :)