I gave up Pinterest for Lent…but every Sunday evening I allow myself to peek at it. (I have a serious addiction). This Sunday I stumbled upon this adorable little project at Sew Mama Sew.
I am really into felt right now, and the projects just screams Spring to me…but what is Spring without Easter? So, I took this idea and made it symbolize the mystery of the Resurrection: From Death to New Life. The project was very easy to complete, and I love that it turned out so colorful.
-scrap piece of fabric for the background.
-Embroidery Hoop (your choose in size, and look for these second-hand!)
-Thread of various colors
Step 1: Stretch your background material in the embrodiery hoop
Step 2: Cut out a cross shape that nearly reaches from top to bottom on your embroidery hoop. Pin the cross shape to the the fabric and stitch it on with a simple running stitch.
Step 3: Pull out your stash of colorful felt. Cut circles in two general sizes. I like the look of free-hand circles, but feel free to use a coin or other circular object as a guide if you’d like yours to be more uniform.
Step 5: Add the smaller circles inside the larger circles, this time stitching with a whip stitch.
Step 6: Add the stems to the flowers up above with green thread and a back stitch.
Step 7: Cut out leaf shapes from green felt. Stitch these on with a back stitch. I used 4 back stitches at the base of each leaf, leaving the top unstitched.
Step 8: Remove the fabric from the hoop and iron on inner-facing. I added this step to make sure my stitches were held in place and to give the thin background fabric and little more thickness.
Step 9: Trim the excess fabric and glue with fabric glue.
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