Thursday, October 13, 2011

no sewing required...

Have you ever wondered how to create your own felt and fabric embellishments...even if you may not be a sewing or stitching expert? Today I wanted to share with you how you can create your very own using just a few simple supplies and these adorable new patterns from Whimsie Doodles!

Supplies: Whimsie Doodles pattern, Steam-A-Seam Double Stick Fusible Web, fabric, felt, craft glue, embellishments and stamps.

1. Print out pattern to desired size on a regular piece of printer paper. Remember the images can be cropped and resized for your needs.
2. To create a fabric covered felt piece, iron together fabric and felt (sandwich fusible web between layers) until bonded. Once cooled, pin pattern to piece and cut. This dresses up your felt and give fabric the volume and stiffness that works best for constructing these.
3. Use fusible web or craft glue to add each piece to basic body piece (I used craft glue as it was slightly easier). Once all constructed, add craft glue to back side and adhere one more layer of felt, trimming along edge, leaving a little border to outline piece.
4. Add embellishments as desired. Stamp sentiment if using as embellishments.

Here I created two embellishments which I then can use for storage on a piece of clear plastic or give as a gift to others...
This is the easiest way to get a handmade piece without the sewing machine. Remember also that you do not need to use each piece provided in the pattern. Sometimes I find it easier to die cut tiny parts (such as an eye) using my existing dies. They are ready to be used in any way you desire.
Enjoy and would love to see how you have used a Whimsie Doodles pattern in your crafting!



Dazie said...

These are absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for sharing I am off to check out the patterns NOW!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

WOW...these are FABULOUS Andrea!!

It's Me, Nikki (NCSUnikki) said...

Andrea-- these are super stinkin' fabulous! AWESOME!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Min said...

Andrea - what an AWESOME Tutorial and I LOVE it because it doesn't involve sewing! Made my list and of supplies and will be off to the store at lunch! Just adorable!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Julie E said...

Andrea your creations are amazing! Love your style and these are all super cute!

Emily Martina said...

These are fantastic! You have inspired me to make some embellishments of my own!!!

Michelle said...

wow these are adorable! LOVE the penguin's BEAUTIFUL!!