Dinky Felt Pots! June 02 2015
I have been going mad for storage and tidying at the moment - think these two things come together nicely and have been making fabric storage baskets for sewing and craft equipment. I discovered a new interfacing (more to come on that another day!) which is A-MA-ZING and when combined with fabric makes the most perfect baskets.
Whilst on the tidying mission I found some little bits of gorgeous wool felt so made a few mini pots to keep desk bits organised - these would be perfect for jewellery too. If you fancy having a go at a little mini make*... read on!
D I N K Y Felt Storage Pots!
You will need: Thick Felt (100% wool is wonderfully thick, but a thick acrylic felt is fine too!), embroidery floss, needle, scissors, ruler.
1// Take your felt and cut it into a 10 x 12cm rectangle. Using your ruler cut a 2.5 x 2.5cm square from each of the corners.
2// Thread your needle, knot the end. Pinch one of the squares so that the opposite edges come together to create a corner. Push the needle through the inside edge so that the knot is on the inside of the pot.
3// Use little stitches to join the edges together. You could use a decorative blanket or cross stitch in a nice contrast thread maybe?
4// When you get to the edge do a couple of stitches over the top edge and tie off. Repeat for all corners.
Fill with all your bits and bobs! Check out these neon paperclips - yum!
*if you came to our 'Round Patchwork Cushion' workshop on 2nd June you will have the bits for this in your crafty goodie bag - enjoy your make!
Make + Do! Pom Pom Pin Cushion! March 10 2015
My own personal sewing kit is such a mis-mash. Jars of threads, vintage sewing paraphernalia and pins and needles everywhere! I do love to make a pin cushion if it takes my fancy (we have a very fun watermelon kit in our shop!) and they are a great way of using up beautiful scraps and will organise those wayward pins!
This is an easy peasy guide to making a Pom Pom Pin Cushion... read on!
You will need:
2 x squares of fabric (10cm x 10cm)
4 x Felt balls (ours are felt and you can get them from this great felt and craft ware supplier)
Needle and thread
Stuffing material (use a old fibre cushion or toy filling)
Scissors and Pins
optional: Sewing Machine
1. Pin your squares with their right sides together and sew (machine or hand) around the edge with a 1cm seam. You will need finish approx 4cm before where you started so that you leave a gap. Clip the corners off the square - carful not to cut through your stitching!
2. Turn the square inside out and push the corners out so that they are nice and pointing - a chopstick or knitting needle works perfectly. Take a needle and thread and stitch on your felt balls to each corner. Start from the inside so that the knot on your thread is inside the cushion.
3. Stuff the cushion full of stuffing until its nice and plump. Push it into the corners and give it a squish to make sure the stuffing is even. Using small stitches sew the gap shut.
One cute pin cushion. Why not make one and box it up with some pins and haberdashery bits for a sewing themed present!?