Polar bear caught your eye, eh? My favorite part about this bear (besides the fact that it looks cute and snuggly) is the stencil-like pattern. This banner can be hung in a child’s room, living room, or on a door. Alternatively, you can use this pattern to put the polar bear on a pillow, tote bag, or whatever else you like!
When I first had the idea for this tree, I mocked it up by pinning the felt loops to foam. Several loops and pins later, I decided to turn it into a pillow. You could put it on anything that you like, such as a picture frame or wall décor.
One important thing I learned while making this is that if you are using stretchy fabric, then you will need to make you pillow cover slightly smaller than the size of the pillow. My pillow is a 14″ square, and my stretchy pillow cover is a 13″ square.
Looking for a holiday decoration that is simple & quick and can easily change with the seasons? Decorate your mantle, end table, or any other space with these quick and easy frames. You can use whatever you like to fill the frame—fabric, wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, or even cards!
A wreath covered in yarn stirs up warm feelings of home, plus it is a beautiful and inviting decoration to have on your door. I used a thick, chunky yarn to wrap the wreath which allowed me to wrap the wreath in less time than I anticipated. Yay! To make the appliqués shown here, follow this tutorial. Choose your yarn color and appliqués, then get to craftin’!
Today I present to you a fast festive photo frame for your fridge. (Phew, say that 3 times fast!) Glittery with snowflake accents, this is a pretty simple magnetic frame for posting Christmas cards, photos, or a child’s artwork on your fridge. Make it smaller or larger to fit your preference, and of course, you can use whatever paper you like. I used chipboard to make the frame sturdy, but you could use cardboard, too.
After attending a class on thread sketching with Nicole Blum, I wanted to give this technique a whirl. (I also bought her bookand got it signed! ) What’s thread sketching? It is like drawing with your sewing machine, or free form sewing. My sewing machine wasn’t cooperating very well when I tried thread sketching at home, so I sewed a simple straight stitch, rotating the material to make the wavy lines. Maybe with practice and more experimentation, I can make some free motion designs. Despite the misbehaving sewing machine, I still came up with a fun design for a stocking; find out more after the jump.
I know it’s a little cheesy, but I just couldn’t resist! I imagine that this puffy little sheep is SOOO fluffy that its legs and feet are hidden in all its wool. Hang this little lamb on any door knob in your home, and it will greet you every time you see it with its dangly streamers that say, “Fleece Navidad!”
What’s red and white and round all over? A fuzzy, felt peppermint! This peppermint can be an ornament on your Christmas tree, a decoration on a wreath, or a festive embellishment for your home. Use it as an appliqué for a holiday pillow or scale it up and turn the mint into a pillow itself! This fun craft is great for kiddos and grown-ups alike. Use red and white felt for a traditional mint, or use green and white to make a spearmint.
Are you looking to catch a little glimmer on your Christmas stocking? The metallic, hand-sewn stars twinkle and glisten against the dark blue felt stocking. Elegant and subtle, this stocking has the right amount of sparkle. To create a variety of stars, I used three different types of sparkly thread, as listed in the supplies below.
This pillow is basically the same as the basic pillow cover, but I added a ribbon before I sewed the seams. The proportions are different due to the shape of the pillow, but it’s still just as easy! With so many different types of ribbon, you can make the pillow as fancy or as casual as you like. Happy sewing!