Friday, 24 September 2021

New on Patreon: 5 Easy Felt Animal Mask Patterns

Time for another mask tutorial! Well, actually, this week I'm sharing a set of FIVE animal mask patterns with my Patreon supporters.

  

You can use the patterns and step-by-step tutorial to sew a cat or fox mask, a bunny or hare mask, a fox mask, a mouse mask, and a bear mask. 

You could also use patterned felt to make tiger and leopard masks!

 

These masks are part of a series of old projects I previously shared with my newsletter subscribers, which I'm now making available for my Patreon supporters - just in time for Halloween fun!

Want to sew some animal masks of your own? Click here to check out my new Patreon page and sign up.


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Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Easy Halloween Embroidery Pattern: Sew a Cute Candy Corn!

Fancy a quick and easy bit of Halloween crafting? You've come to the right place! :)

Today I'm sharing a free embroidery pattern for a cute and happy little candy corn: 

Candy corn are small American sweets, associated with the autumn harvest and often eaten at Halloween. I stitched some felt versions a few years ago and couldn't resist trying out an embroidered version (you guys know how much I love a project variation!). 

This little guy is quick and easy to stitch, and fits into a 4 inch embroidery hoop for stitching (or displaying in the hoop when you've finished). 

The candy corn is stitched in white, orange, and yellow (to match the colours of the sweets). I ummed and ahhed about whether to do the top two horizontal lines in white and orange, or in orange and yellow - maybe you'd like to stitch yours differently! 

I used backstitch and three strands from six-stranded embroidery thread (floss) to sew most of the pattern, but you might want to use more strands and/or a different stitch for a bolder candy corn. I then added two chunky French knots for the eyes, but if you cannot bear stitching French knots white seed beads would work just as well.

  

This little guy would look super cute sewn onto all kinds of textile projects - from coin purses to coasters to t-shirt pockets. You could also make little embroidered felt ornaments by stitching him onto a dark felt background. I like to use tissue paper patterns when I'm embroidering on felt (click here for an example!).

Want to sew some of my original felt candy corn? You'll find tutorials for the cute candy corn ornaments and more in this round-up of some of the Halloween projects available on my blog.

This pattern is for non commercial use only: you can use it to stitch as many candy corn as you want for yourself or as gifts, but please don't make any for sale. You may borrow the photo if you want to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to this page on my blog, and do not reproduce my entire post or share my pattern on your site. Thanks! 

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Monday, 20 September 2021

Red-Nosed Reindeer: Free Christmas Embroidery Pattern

I'll be sending out a brand new free pattern to my newsletter subscribers this week: a cute reindeer and snowflakes embroidery pattern!

If you've been reading my blog for a while you might recognise this fine fellow from a Christmas Jumper tutorial I shared a few years ago. 

I'm really pleased with how the embroidered version has turned out, and I hope you guys will love him too!

This pattern is lovely and easy to stitch: it's mostly backstitch with some French knots which you could easily replace with sequins or small beads (or maybe sequins AND small beads for an extra sparkly look!). 

I stitched it last winter, and it was a wonderfully relaxing project to pick up at the end of a long day. Perfect for cosy evenings as the nights draw in, or lazy weekends when the weather is nasty outside and you just want to stay tucked up indoors with a blanket and a mug of hot chocolate.



If you've already subscribed to the pattern segment of my newsletter, this new free pattern will be pinging into your inbox sometime this week. Hurrah!

Once it's been sent out to current subscribers, it will then be the freebie for new subscribers until I have another new project ready to share :)

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Click here to visit my tutorial archive for lots more free Christmas patterns and project ideas. 

You'll also find instantly downloadable Christmas patterns in my Etsy shop.

Friday, 17 September 2021

New on Patreon: Sew a Felt Barn Owl Mask for Halloween

The series of Halloween tutorials I'm sharing with my Patreon supporters continues today with this fabulous felt barn owl mask.

 

I've shared lots of mask tutorials with my newsletter subscribers over the years, and now I'm giving them a new home over on Patreon. You can dress up as an owl any time you like, of course, but the run up to Halloween felt like a good time to reshare these projects! :)

Want to sew your own barn owl mask? Click here to check out my new Patreon page and sign up.


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