If you follow me on social media you might have noticed the Sugar Skull project I’ve been working on. I absolutely LOVE sugar skulls. The perfect craft for the season.
Well, I’m finished! I made 8 of the cute we guys altogether and strung them up as a garland over the fire place. They are very cute and a little brighter than our usual orange, black and white for Halloween.
Anyway, it's my absolute pleasure to share my pattern and a wee tutorial about what you'll need and how to put them together.
So here goes.
You will need:
Cut out the pattern and pin it to your felt. I’ve given you a couple of options for the forehead shapes, you will only need one per skull.
Cut carefully around the patterns.
Thread you embroidery needle with 3 strands of embroidery floss and sew the eye circles together, then fix the sequin or button.
Sew the eyes and forehead shapes on to one skull shape using pins to hold them in place.
Draw on the mouth lightly in pencil to stitch over, embellish around the temples. Use two lazy daisy stitches for the nose.
Pin the two skull shapes together and blanket stitch around the outside leaving a gap to stuff.
Stuff with hobby fill, then sew the gap closed.
From here you can sew a loop at the top to hang or thread them all together for a garland. I used twine and a tapestry needle to do this.
You can hang these individually or thread them onto a garland.
Increase the pattern size to make an appliqué for a cushion or blanket, even a wall hanging.
These are totally customisable, choose bright contrasting colours or muted. Try out all your favourite embroidery stitches.
Due to buttons or sequins they may not be suitable as toys for small children.
Most of all have fun!
Gosh, what a whirlwind couple of months it’s been! Can you believe it has been a wonderful three months since the launch of The Felt Factory! Since then, I have had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful crafters and makers who love this beautiful 100% Merino Wool Felt as much as I do. Thanks so much!
I thought it was about time I popped in and said Hi! So, Hi! I’m Rebecca, nice to meet you :) I live under the beautiful Mount Taranaki, in a lovely little town on the outskirts of New Plymouth, with my wonderful husband and two rambunctious little boys. I LOVE to craft, sew and create things for our home, my kids and our families, I don’t think there’s anything more satisfying than a handmade gift.
I’m always looking for cool new projects and trends in the crafting world and I’m excited to share my finds with you! Of course I would love to see the projects your working on, drop me an email or post on Facebook or Instagram with #thefeltfactorynz.
I have some exciting posts coming up so make sure to keep your eyes peeled!
Hi! I'm Rebecca.