DIY FELT CHERRIES Easy Sewing Tutorial

Summer has arrived and it will soon be cherry season. This DIY felt cherries easy sewing tutorial is a fun little project that you can make in no time at all. There are so many fun ways to use these bright colored red gems. Add a key chain and hang them on your purse or backpack. Glue a magnet on the back and display them on your fridge, or embellish your gift wrapping.

These cherries can be made using, of course, an upcycled red sweater, red fleece, red knit fabric, regular woven fabric, or felt scraps. Felted wool sweater fabric really adds a unique charm to a set of cherries. So get into your upcycled wool sweater stash and see if you can find a piece of red felted wool.

FELT CHERRIES MATERIALS AND ITEMS NEEDED:

FELT CHERRIES INSTRUCTIONS

Cut Out

  • 2 cherries from red fabric
  • One dark green rectangle and one leaf from light green felt
  • Cut a strip of cord to 7 inches.
 

Apply cord to ring, knotting in the center of cord. Set aside.

Single thread the needle and knot the end.

Using a running stitch, sew around the perimeter of cherry piece ¼ from the edge of the fabric with the knot on the inside of the fabric.

End by poking the needle to the outside, and leave it unknotted. Pull the thread to gather fabric and form a cup.

Insert stuffing into the formed cup. It doesn’t take a lot of stuffing.

Continue stitching around and around using the same seam allowance and pulling to cinch. This will eventually stay cinched.

Push the seam allowance into the inside and pull thread tight.

When the gathering stays cinched you can insert the end of one of the stems into to hole.

Push in about a ½. Sew around the stem and then insert the needle into and through the stem to secure it in place. (These may be a little challenging and will take a little force to poke it through).

Take some more stitches around until the stem is secured in place.

To knot, simply take a tiny stitch at the base of the thread leaving a little loop.

Wrap the needle around the loop and pull to form a knot.

Poke the needle back into the cherry and out the bottom. Cut the thread close to the fabric.

Repeat this process with the other cherry.

TO MAKE LEAF

There are several different ways to finish the leaf. You can just glue the two pieces together with a small leaf centered on top of the bigger leaf, or you can sew them together using a blanket stitch or embroidery the leaf veins using green embroidery floss.

● Center the small leaf on top of the dark green rectangle. Edge the small leaf using a blanket stitch on the sewing machine or sew by hand.
● Embroider the veins (optional).
● Cut out the leaf backing about a ¼ inch from the inner leaf edge.

Leaf Application

Using the hot glue gun, apply a small dab of glue onto the stem knot. Wrap the tip of the leaf around the stem knot and around the key ring. Pinch in place.

SEE THE LEAF TUTORIAL HERE

CHERRY FRIDGE MAGNET

Apply a dab of glue onto the back of a small round magnet and stick it to the back of the leaf.

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Tadah! Now wasn’t that simple?

Have fun creating and let me know if you have any questions.

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Felt Flower Wrist Corsage

felt flower wrist corsage
felt flower wrist corsage

It’s time for the prom, spring dances and Mother’s day is just around the corner. Why not give a wrist corsage that is made from the heart. I posted years ago about this felt flower wrist corsage and I think it’s time for an update.

This is how this wrist corsage came about: My son who is quite the artist and who likes to be original and unique, decided that he wanted to make his dates corsage for the senior prom. So we got out the felt and ribbon and had a fun late night experimenting. This is the felt flower wrist corsage we came up with.

felt flower wrist corsage

Sam embroidered the leaf. (Yes, this is my tough rock climbing, lacrosse playing, ski freak boy)  You gotta love him!

We sewed a nice black ribbon to the back of the flowers so you could tie a bow around her wrist.

felt flower wrist corsage

I wish I had a better picture of it. Turned out pretty cute, didn’t’ it? This was  a fun easy project.

Felt Flower Wrist Corsage
There are so many fun different flowers you can make with felt and fleece. You can get the patterns for all these flowers HERE in my shop.
 
The pattern includes instructions on how to make
  • Fleece Daisy
  • Fleece Rose
  • Felt Mum Flower
  • Felt Daisy
  • Fleece Cone Flower
  • Felt Rose
  • Instructions for the wrist corsage, brooch or pin corsage.

Sew a pin to the back to make a brooch.

 Here is a FREE TUTORIAL on how to make some fun cone flowers from fleece.
Felt Flower Wrist Corsage
Have fun sewing!

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