Cute Felt Bunny – Free Pattern

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This is a good project for Easter, but you can use it all year round! Make it in different colors and patterns!

Pro Tips:

Use Flocked Paper / Velour for the eyes: They are easier to cut in small shapes, they also have the ‘soft’ texture, and are not as thick as black felt.

Use a toothpick to add the white reflex on the eyes and the rosy cheeks. It avoids any mess and it’s also less prone to accidents.

Have a special pair os scissors used only for cutting felt.

Free Pattern:

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Originally posted here.

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Book Review – Plushies by Therese Laskey

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Spiral-bound: 120 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books (August 13, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0811856526
ISBN-13: 978-0811856522
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.9 x 8 inches

 

Back in 2008 I stumbled upon this book on one of my favorite bookstores in Brazil, and decided to buy it. Funny thing is, even though my mom has sewn during all her life (and she’s awesome at it), I’ve never thought it was really appealing. But when I saw those cute plushies, I went ‘awwww’ ^_^ I guess it’s genetic  ._. I liked the idea to start working with felt sewing craft projects, because it seemed to be an easy material for a begginer like me.

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It’s a pretty neat book, the beginning covers the basics of materials and techniques in such an easy way that even a noob like me managed to learn it successfully.

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You can find all the patterns in the end of the book, all tucked in a yellow envelope. The book is spiral bound (gotta love it!) and has an elastic band to keep it shut.

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The whole thing is just awesome! The pics are really wonderful, and instructions are clear to follow. The projects go from easy to difficult, and you can explore several techniques, such as needle felting, crochet, hand stitching and machine stitching, plus, you can find a resource list in the end of the book. The projects are from different artists, and you can find the artist bio on every project. I think it works fine for begginers and more experienced crafters alike. 

 

Needless to say, I had a sewing fever for about 6 months! You can check out below some of my versions of the 25 handmade plushies from the book.

You can buy it on Amazon.com, Amazon.uk and Amazon.de.

This was originally posted here.

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DIY Fabric Bags and Sewing Project Ideas

Do you want to start a new sewing project but you’re not really sure which one? This is a collection from all bags I made and posted on my old blog and Deviantart page (that’s why you can see the old website address on the pics). I hope you get inspired by them! In case you do, don’t forget to show me your work!

Tote Bags

There is no reason why you shouldn’t be cute even when going groceries shopping! I learned how to sew the simple ones with Aranzi Aronzo books, and the lined ones watching tutorials from You Tube and Pinterest. They are the easiest model to stat with if you don’t know how to sew.

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Simplicity Patterns

Simplicity.com has been around for more than 90 years, and you can find lots of different models not only for bags, but also for clothing and accessories in general.

Maybe these models are not suitable if you are a real beginner in sewing, but they’ve got plenty of patterns for all levels and needs.

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 Windmill Patchwork Bag

I promise I’ll post the tutorial for this bag… one day 😛 I got the pattern in an old patchwork magazine, but it’s in a lost box in the middle of my mom’s house…

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Zipped pouch

I’m not a big fan of sewing zippers, to be honest. This was my first attempt at it, I guess it can be a nice practice exercise until you get used to it.

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Cartonnage Fabric-covered Travel Cases

These French cartonnage cases are adorable and sturdy, ideal to carry your makeup or even fragile items. You can choose your favorite fabric pattern and assemble it according to instructions that come with the kit, or if you need an extra challenge, you can make your own from scratch.

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Casserole Carrier

You can find the tutorial and pattern for this project here.

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Drawstring bag

That’s another very easy project por beginners, and you can make them in coordinated colors, in different sizes, with or without appliques, anything you desire! They’re also great last-minute gifts 😉

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Clothespin holder

And after everything you’ve seen and done, you’ll have plenty of scraps laying around… But don’t throw them away! You can sew a nifty clothespin holder, because I bet they are in a horrible plastic bag at the moment, or somewhere even worse!

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So, what’s your next project?