Monday, October 06, 2008

Here's my post from yesterday at It's a Creative World:

I don't know about you but I love felt - it's so versatile, comes in loads of colours, is so easy to sew and is great as embellishments for card making and scrapbooking. Here's what I've been making with it recently. First I cut my felt into the shapes I wanted. This was easily done by drawing around some chipboard but you could use any shape or template that you like:

I then started decorating the felt using whatever I had to hand. To begin with I blanket-stitched around the edge of the heart using some fibres that I've had in my stash for years before adding a couple of sequins. For the flower I backstitched all around the inside before sewing beads in the middle and for the star I used beads again but in bright contrasting colours.

You can use anything you have to hand. Here I used eyelets , more beads, strung sequins, buttons and brads. Once you've made your felt embellishments you can add them to anything. Here's a couple of quick examples:

So go on - I hope I've inspired you to dig out those pieces of felt and see what you can make!

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Wow, I am loving these felt shapes and how you have embellished them!!! Great LO of Jess and love the card too!!! :D