Thursday, February 23, 2012

Turning your feltie into a frayed embellishment.

 Let's review how to make a feltie, shall we?

Here, I am using the (Frayed) Heart Flower Feltie

Hoop either a clear water soluble stabilizer or a tear away stabilizer (personal preference).

Stitch out your placement line. 

Because I wanted to give you options and I like options, this feltie stitches out THREE hearts :)

Lay your fabric OVER the placement lines. 


Lay your fabric over the placement line for the larger heart.

More tackdown!

Now flip your hoop OVER! Place your fabric on the BACK/UNDERSIDE of the hoop. Use adhesive spray to adhere the fabric.

Final tackdown!

Oh wait! There is another set of tackdown lines. Let's have some more fun :)

I have been using the word "fabric" instead of "felt" in this post. 

Have you noticed?

Who says you can't use fabric on your felties?

Lay a few layers of fabric over your placement lines. 


 Lay a few layers of fabric over the large heart.


 Don't forget to trim if your colors are overlapping!

 Again, flip your hoop over.

 I added a layer of flannel and a layer of felt.

Use some adhesive spray so it sticks.

Turn your hoop over and stitch out the final tackdown lines!


I allowed 1/8th inch of excess on my feltie.

I trimmed my frayed design a little more loosely. Once trimmed, "fray" your edges.
(The felt I used on the back is for additional support. I did trim that down to size.)


Using a hot glue gun or fabric glue, attach the hearts in the pattern that you like best!

 But have some fun!

How many ways can you stitch out cute?

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