Friday 8 April 2016

How To: Sew a Felt Hot Air Balloon Tape Measure Cover

UPDATE: my felt hot air balloon tape measure tutorial can now be found as a printable PDF pattern over on my Patreon. 

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Just because tape measures are practical, functional things it doesn't mean they have to be boring. Cheer up your tape measure by turning it into a colourful hot air balloon:

This project originally appeared in Crafty magazine a couple of years ago. It's a really fun way to customise a plain tape measure... or you could stuff the balloon shapes instead and use them to make other hot-air-balloon-themed things like mobiles! 


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Ariadne said...

What a great idea this is!A lovely gift for a fellow stitcher.AriadnefromGreece!

Bugs and Fishes said...

Yes, these would make fab gifts for crafty friends! :)

Polly said...

I have an odd obsession with hot air balloons, so I see one of these in my future!

Bugs and Fishes said...

Awesome! Hope you have fun sewing yours :)