Saturday, 5 November 2011

Guest Post: Recycled Felt Corsage Tutorial

Today's guest post comes from Christine, who last year took on the huge project of trying a new craft every week for a year and sharing her creations on her blog: 52 Crafts in 52 Weeks. Today she's sharing a tutorial for a corsage made from bits of a felted woollen jumper (sweater) she had leftover from her toy making week.
Finished corsage
I had quite a bit of wool left over from making Mr.Rabbit so in the spirit of spending less and recycling I thought I’d use some of it this week. And I’ve written a little tutorial for you so you can make one too.
1 ) Cut out six circles from your felted wool (or whatever fabric you have to hand). I used a teacup as the template.
2 ) Thread a needle with a piece of strong white thread and tie a knot in the end.
3 ) Fold one of the circles in half and half again.
Folding
4 ) Then fold each flap out on to itself. Hard to explain this in words so have a look at the photos but leave a comment here if you need more explanation.
And more folding
5 ) Pull the needle and thread through all the folds.
6 ) Then fold the next circle. And sew through that too.
Sewing together
7 ) Keep going until you’ve sewn together all six.
8 ) Secure it all with a few stitches until you’re happy with how it looks.
9 ) Attach a brooch bar or safety pin on to the back and you’re all done.
Attaching the pin
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1 comments:

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

A brilliant tute! I was thrown by the '2nd folds' but then I saw your picture - I am a visual learner and this was particularly useful! Thank you x