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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Felt flowers for the Unstampabelles challenge

I hope I am in time for a challenge I found this thanks to Wynn from the CD Sunday Challenge,  I saw it on her blog and thought I could do something,  The challenge lasts for a month and as I do a lot of tatting I thought I would try something new, so I hope this will be Ok.  This month their challenge is anything but a card.
So I have made these felt flowers,  I only got my die cutting machine at christmas so I am limited in what dies I have but I brought this die recently,  so I tried to cut the flower die out of felt.
Hence it worked and here's a picture of the cut shape

Next I folded the middle to make the rose and then sewing stitches very small gathered up the rest of the felt into a flower shape

 Sorry the white does not show up as much as I would like so here's the finished flower with a pearl in the middle.

Close up below.

The picture at the top shows a few I made in various colours.

This was for me an experiment with the die cutting machine and felt,  I think it worked and I will be making more of these flowers,   I did use a thicker piece of felt and it did not cut as well so in future I will make sure its thin felt for these flowers.
Here is a link for the Unstampabelles challenge
Hope the sun is shining where you are 


  1. Love your felt flower, I have trouble cutting felt or polyester type fabrics.... Cotton cuts fine

  2. Fabulous project Margaret. I have only used the finer felt too and it works well. I am so pleased you joined us for our challenge and I hope this will be the first of many. Great tutorial too......easy to follow. Wynn DT Unstampabelles.

  3. How fabulous! They look amazing - never thought of stitches. I usually get out the glue gun and get into a mess as a result! Tip of the day for me! Thanks for sharing your project with us at Unstampabelles.

  4. Awesome job on the flowers. They are so sweet. I hope you join in at Unstampabelles again and good luck for this month. The sun is shining today, thanks.

  5. That's really clever, I like your felt flowers! Good practice for using the die.

  6. gorgeous flowers darl... I've only ever used card & paper for my dies lol xXx
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  7. Such pretty flowers Margaret, they look lovely made from felt - I have only ever made them using paper or card.

  8. Margaret these are lovely, I would love them on my handbag, I think I need to take inspiration from you and make some.

  9. These are lovely. I usually use glue and like Susan end up in a mess! I have had hits and misses with felt when die cutting it is really trial and error! Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.


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