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Winter Friends Felt Keyrings

17 Sep

Keychains, ornaments, stocking stuffers, nursery mobile and more! These little felt friends are very versatile and would make a great gift for Christmas.
You will need to download the PDF template from Repeat Crafter Me and use it to trace/cut out each piece from felt.

 

 
Christmas Tree template – download

Be sure to cut two of each body part so you can lightly stuff it. Sew the edges by hand using a tapestry needle and 2-ply yarn. The embellishments (eyes, nose, feet, etc.) are held in place with hot glue – or sew them on for a more rustic fastening.

 

Full template from: Repeat Crafter Me

 

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Sewing projects using fabric scraps

21 Aug

Do you always find yourself with offcuts of leftover material after you’ve finished a sewing project? You feel it’s wasteful to throw them away but they’re too small for anything you’re planning. It’s kinder to your pocket, and the environment, to use them up, so here are some quick and easy makes designed for small pieces of fabric.

I’ve had these bookmarked for ages and thought it was time to share them!
They are from All About You

Love is the key

Sew your own pretty padded heart key rings.

From All About You

From All About You

 

To make
Enlarge template (Below) to about 9.5cm high. Cut out two heart shapes from linen. Cut an 8cm length of velvet ribbon and thread through a keyring. Place heart shapes right sides together and sandwich the ends of the velvet ribbon between the hearts, pin in place.

Stitch all around outer edge, taking 1cm seam allowance and leaving gap in side for turning through. Trim, turn right sides out, press and fill with polyester toy filling. Sew up gap in stitching. Tie the velvet ribbon in a bow and stitch to centre of heart. Sew a heart-shaped button on to the plain fabric heart.

Heart pattern for keyring

 

Simple, easy, using up gift bag / gift voucher wallet

30 Jul

Really quick and easy idea i saw on Pintrest

These are a great idea, pretty design, easy to do and you can make a few at once to save time and resources.

Brown sewn gift bags   What do i need?

Brown paper / envelopes
Scraps of paper
Peg – mini one if possible, but big work too.

 

 

 

 

How to:

Take brown paper – or old large brown envelopes, cut to the desired size, plus 1/5.

Sew up the sides in a contrasting colour – cream works nicely.

Write or stamp at the bottom

Ideas:             – for you –    – merry christmas –   – congratulations –   – just a little token – 

Place your gift inside

Fold a flap – roughly 1/5 of the size (either portrait or landscape).

Cut out – or if you have a cutting machine use cut scraps.

Pin these together over the flap to seal at the top

Give to lucky recipient