Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fun Stuff with Felt

I am teaching a new class at Treadle Yard Goods this weekend.
This is my first time teaching sewing.
I have taught knitting for 7 years now, and I am sure this new class will go o.k., but every new endeavor brings its own anxiety...

We're making different projects with hand sewing on felt.
When I peruse all of the crafty blogs out there sometimes there are projects that are too good not to make at home - Juicy Bits' felt crowns and Angry Chicken's barrettes are two of those projects.
I modified each of their designs to hand sewing, and did some other tweaking, but I really want to thank those ladies for their great ideas.
I'll be sure to tell my students about these creative ladies when I get to class.

The Elder Hug-a-Bug loves her crown, and it's such a fun project, I hope it'll be a hit with the class. (this picture is from last year)

For the class, and because there's a 4-year-old's birthday coming up in a month, I made a birthday crown.
Another project that I am really excited about is this treasure bag - I took inspiration from a piece of vintage ribbon.
The vines are embroidered, but everything else is little pieces of felt that I adhered with wonder-under and then sewed on with a running stitch around the edge.
I was a little worried about the lack of symmetry in my stitching, but I am choosing to embrace it.


Nancy said...

These are wonderful! Good luck with your class!

5orangepotatoes said...

I love that little bag. So cute how you matched the ribbon.


Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

I just made your rocket, from one yard wonders, for my 3 year old. He is delighted, and so am I. Thanks for such a great pattern. It was the very first one I made from the book.
Jana Nielson pg 178 said...

Jessica - I attended the class with my step-daughter, Jessica. You did a great job! We had a blast. I did pick up One Yard Wonders this weekend and found your blog through that. Looking forward to see what other classes you teach at Treadle.

urban craft said...

hooray for crowns. I am interested in how people teach crafting. Not that I will ever teach, but if I get some mom friends and their kids together, I am always looking for something cool for us to make.

Andrea said...

We loved your class and have made 2 more crowns and 1 more bag for the sibling and cousin. I have been experimenting with some teacher gift, felt ornaments, too, so thanks for the intro to felt!!