Saturday, 28 January 2017

Attach Ears with Whip Stitch



When attaching objects like Ears or ribbons, the Stitch has to change slightly from the Blanket Stitch to the Whip Stitch because there are multiple layers to go through this is the best stitch to use. The use of the Whip Stitch allows you to keep the same straight stitch, the trick is to try and keep the stitch the same length and distance as the Blanket Stitch used in other parts of your project.



Wednesday, 25 January 2017

About the little felt flower




My name is Nicola and I design and make patterns and tutorials for lots of little felt creations.I started making felt food for my daughters Christmas to use with her toy kitchen, then moved onto making lots of Christmas decorations and fell in love with felt sewing crafts.I also loved that crafting with felt was my time to relax, when my busy toddler slept. It was relaxing, calming and fun to make these items for others. I had worked as a clothing pattern maker/grader so had made patterns before but enjoyed the whole process of designing and creating products using felt, so began to create my own unique designs and patterns.I wanted to share my designs and the benefits I had felt from crafting by selling patterns and tutorials designed to be fun, inspiring and relaxing but also easy to follow. 


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My etsy shop www.thelittlefeltflower.co.uk was born and named after my first tutorial the layered felt flower brooch. 

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The PDF pattern and Instructions will contain everything you need and is ready to 
download in a handy PDF file. 

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There are patterns for all Skill Levels, so I have created a simple way to pick the pattern 
that is right for your own Skill Level. Each pattern is sold within a category depending on 
it's difficulty level.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Christmas Felt Star


Christmas is fast approaching and I have spent a lot of time recently working on patterns for my Etsy shop. Today I decided to make some decorations as a little Thank you gift for the ladies who run the playgroup my daughter has been going to since August. Read more....

Sunday, 14 August 2016




DIY FELT FLOWER BROOCH


This DIY Felt Flower Brooch from thelittlefeltflower is so easy to make and can be made in lots of colour mixes. The process of making them is really easy and quick too. The tutorial uses a Hot Glue Gun - watch out they are really Hot!! so be careful. If you don't have a Glue Gun- then simply stitch on the leaves with a few stitches to secure, and Whip Stitch the back circle & square then stitch on the pin.This is a Free download with pattern and is a perfect project for beginners. 

Saturday, 13 August 2016


The Whip Stitch is great to use in places where it isn't so easy to do a Blanket Stitch for example when an edge of felt lies on a flat piece of felt. The example below shows the Whip Stitch used on two edges of felt, but it can be used to attach ribbon also. Thelittlefeltflower patterns and tutorials uses this stitch on a few patterns, the woodland pack tree is one example

The Back Stitch is used to join pieces of felt together, the seams can be hidden by opening the seam out and turning stitch to the inside. The seam is used in Thelittlefeltflower patterns and tutorials when the seam is usually hidden, creating a smooth finish and stronger seam.