Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Felt plushies

Hello people,
Its Lekha with my project using the new Itsy Bitsy thin cut dies and felts.
Itsy Bitsy has a huge color palette of these felts for you to choose from.
(Few of the colors available at Itsy Bitsy)

It was my childhood hobby to make cute felt plushies. These are cute, little, fun tiny miny things to make on a weekend.
I have used the thin cut heart dies in different sizes to cut through felt. And these dies cut the felt like butter. 
Lets start making these....
I have used blanket stitch to sew together the bigger pieces and fill the plushie with cotton. Blanket stitch is the easiest when it comes to putting these little pieces together.
You can either choose a same color thread or shaded thread for a cool effect.

                                  Image result for blanket stitch steps
                                   (pic courtesy Google Images) 

For the base of each plushie cut 2 large heart pieces in yellow, pink, blue colors.

Notice the intricate scallop design in the smallest heart also. That is how fine these dies cut.


 For the blue felt plushie I have white crochet lace between the two pieces. The little bee sticker is turned into a resin embellishment.

These days there is an ongoing shaker mania, so here is a cute little felt shaker.
For this have cut the center using the second largest die in the set and used ohp sheet and filled granules & sequins. Have used blanket stitch to sew the edges.
The best part about shaker embellishments is you can pretty much put anything inside the belly. 

 Here are the little felt plushies...

 Hope you enjoyed these and would love to hear more from you.

Supplies Used:
thin cut dies
heart dies
pink crochet lace
white crochet lace
satin ribbon
ohp sheet