Sew Your Own Mini Felt Conversation Hearts

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Candy conversation hearts are all the rage around Valentine’s Day, but with a few scraps of felt and embroidery floss you can make some of your own that have your sentiments on them and can be used year after year. Materials List: Variety of 9×12 felt squares or scraps Heart shaped template or cookie cutter Coordinating embroidery…

Felt Leaves Can Be Sewn into an Autumn Garland

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Felt strikes again in this simple leaf garland for fall.  This is a great project for kids to learn a little about the sewing machine too. Kids will get a kick out of putting together their own leaf garland to use draped over your curtain rods, wrapped around railings or columns, even used at the…

Create a Spooky Bat Costume from Felt

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This easy bat costume could also be used as the caped crusader costume with the addition of a few creative bat decals. My son, Cameron was always interested in my sewing.  Of course so are my cats.  I guess young eyes see the sewing machine as a true marvel.  I guess I still do too!  Well…

Whip Up a Cartoon-Like Rat Costume

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The most important piece to this costume is the rat hat and the rest can be sweats or a T-shirt and shorts depending on the weather. You dirty rat!  Instead of a sweat suit, although in northern climates, a sweat suit in gray would be perfect for this costume; in Florida we wear shorts and T-shirts! …

Try an Easy Grapes or Blueberries Costume

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You will amaze your friends and Halloween party goers with this easy to create grapes or blueberries costume. The first time I made a costume like this was when my daughter was about four or five.  At that time she had a purple sweat suit that I pinned purple balloons to. I made a leaf…

Turn Your Child into a Daffodil for Halloween

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This daffodil costume is adorable at Halloween but it can also be used for school plays and just dress up fun. This idea was born out of the blueberries or grapes costume idea because of the use of the sweat suit.  So, if a child were to wear a green sweat suit, couldn’t they be…

Try Making These Spooky Felt Halloween Pillows

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Felt Halloween pillows are inexzpensive to make and anyone can cut the shapes out of felt and stitch them together – I mean it! If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a million times, decorative pillows are easy to make! Especially when they are made for a specific holiday and they won’t really get…

How To Sew Felt Chicks and Bunnies for Easter

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We dare you to make just one of these adorable felt bean bag sweeties – we promise they’re addicting! I would be in crafter’s heaven if one of the felt companies would give me a job creating crafts out of felt! I love sewing and crafting with the bright fun colors and am thrilled that the…

Hand-Made and Decorated Christmas Napkin Rings

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Inexpensive felt and beads come together to give your holiday table setting a special touch.  Add embroidered names and they double as place cards. Go ahead and say it – I’m a crazy woman.  I adore making holiday napkin rings as you’ve seen from the variety I have shown you over the years.  Well, this is…

Playful Flowers from Fabric and Felt

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Playful fabric and felt flowers can be made to put in floral arrangements, they can be added to a child’s costume collection as a wedding bouquet, and more. The way this project started is a little bit crazy, but I do think it has more than just this one application.  My daughter has a fairly…

Make Your Own Felt Advent Calendar

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Advent calendars are fun for the whole family and you can customize one for yours with these easy instructions. The advent calendar is all about anticipation!  And, it’s not just for kids.  I too like the idea of counting down the days until Christmas since I think we are all just kid’s at heart! Our…

How to Make Holiday Candle Wraps from Felt

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Dress up any plain glass candle with felt wrappers that can be in any design you like from a Christmas tree to Menorah, holly wreath and more! The use of candles seems especially appropriate for the holiday season.  The warm glow of candle light can welcome guests on a dark winter’s night, and their scent…

Make a Felt and Foam Kid’s Chess Board

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Chess boards can be expensive, so when your children have that desire to learn, start them off by having them make the board and pieces themselves. At 9 years old, my son has interest in learning how to play chess.  I’ve played before and have some of the rules down, but we don’t own a…

Decorate a Felt Banner for the Holidays

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This felt project can ring in any season or announce any holiday with it’s colorful lettering and fun buttons, ribbons and patches.  One of my most favorite fall projects is designing and sewing a “welcome autumn” banner. I love working with the hand stitching and creating the letters out of buttons and ribbons or contrasting felt…

How To Sew a Friendly Pumpkin Pillow

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Are you looking for a sewing project that will enhance your fall or Halloween decor? Try these easy instructions for a friendly pumpkin pillow. Autumn is one of my favorite times of year. I adore the colors of changing leaves, the pumpkins and gourds, and all the holidays from September through November. To celebrate, I…