Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Felt Leaf Garland Tutorial





The folks at National Nonwovens sent me some new samples a bit ago. The colorways of Beautiful Earth and Naturally Inspired are perfect for fall. And since today is the first day of fall, I thought it was a fitting project.

When I was laying in bed sick, I needed to find something creative that I could do sans sewing machine, sans sitting upright, sans any movement at all.

I gathered these colors up along with a fat quarter of Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks collection and started cutting out leaves. Once I had a good pile of them I just alternated colors and sizes, layering and stacking felt and fabrics, sewing them together with long stitches of embroidery thread.





I ended up with some beautiful felt, fall foliage that I think will find it's place in my living room window.


Grab the template, felt, and fabric to make your own!

5 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful idea! Such a great way to use up felt and fabric scraps. I may do this with my kids this weekend. If I blog about it, I'll be sure to link back to you, thanks!

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  2. Your clever Fall garland is beautiful. Thank you for sharing how to. Happy creating...
    P.S. Hope you are feeling much better.

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  3. I love the combination of felt and fabric. I jsut clicked over from Craft Gossip and I'm so glad I did. I would love to link to this if you didn't mind.

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  4. just found this from the kind over matter post. very cool. hope to give it a try...need to get felt & fabric soon. thanks for sharing.

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