Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Teaching Kids to Sew - Project #3 Felt Ornament

Project #3 - Hand Sewn Felt Heart Ornament

Here is our first hand sewn project. You will need 2 different colors of felt and either cookie cutters or card stock for patterns.

We will be using cookie cutters for our patterns. I traced the heart shape onto paper and cut around it adding a generous 1/4", traced that onto card stock and created the larger heart in that manner.

Materials needed:
2 Large Heart Shapes
1 Smaller Heart Shape
7" of 1/8" or 1/4" Ribbon
Embroidery Floss or Pearl Cotton and Needle
Needle and Thread

Trace the pattern - cut 2 large and 1 smaller heart shape

Fold the ribbon in half and tie in a knot

Pin to the back of the large front heart

Tack in place using needle and thread (I have used white so you can see it)

Place the smaller heart in the middle of the front heart and pin in place

Using the embroidery floss or pearl cotton, begin with the knot in the back and hand sew the 2 hearts together approximately 1/4" from the outer edge of the small heart

Knot in the back

Place the back and front together (wrong sides together) and pin or clip in place - begin with the knot in between the hearts

Hand sew the large hearts together approximately 1/4" from the outer edge

Be sure to catch the ribbon with the needle (you might want to do this a couple of times)

Once you have sewn completely around the heart, knot in between the hearts 

Slide the needle to the left side of the heart catching both sides to help hide the knot

You can add buttons and include many different shapes to create some fun ornaments

Thank you for joining us - stay tuned for more projects!

Lavonna ZWB

**All of our "Teaching Kids to Sew" projects are designed for beginning sewers to learn during our Sewing Camp to be held at Clackamas Park Friends Church in Milwaukie, Oregon, June 18-22, 2018 for Session 1 and July 30-August 3 for Session 2 from 10-3 daily. For more information, please contact the church at office@cpfchurch.net or me, Lavonna via this blog.**

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