making felt flowers

April 21, 2010 at 12:55 pm 17 comments

A girl can never have too many bags so it took some discipline to part with this green goddess of a bag for Jenny’s birthday last month.  If you lack the motivation and talent to reach for the sewing machine (guilty on both counts) hand stitching is very gratifying.  Who wouldn’t love felt for it’s no-edging-required virtues and lush bold colours?
Felt flowers inspired by Laura’s flower brooch tutorial. In need of supplies?  Felt squares, and more, available from Laura’s Etsy shop Lupin Handmade.

Laura’s felt squares

Entry filed under: being creative.

bloomin’ lovely bunches of cheeryuppyness

17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mrs Green @ my zero waste  |  April 21, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    That;s beautiful; what a wonderful gift. I love felt too – all those gorgeous colours and no fuss work. Thanks for the inspiration/.

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  • 2. Lucy  |  April 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Gorgeous! Did you know they make felt flower wedding bouquets too?? Seen them on my inspirational surfing!
    Wish I was as crafty/artistically talented as you!
    But I do hope you’ve been resting up instead of digging like mad and overdoing it in the sunshine!? 😀

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  • 3. Maureen  |  April 21, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    gorgeous!
    it’s on my list to make a flower to match my hat
    thanks for the links

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  • 4. Jenny  |  April 21, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    and it’s an absolute pleasure to use!! it contains all my scrapbooking bits (finally started properly!!) and i love it

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  • 5. Jasmin  |  April 21, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Absolutely wonderful! Hope you’re doing well doll. Lots of love x

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  • 6. miss m  |  April 21, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Aren’t you the crafty one, Nic ! Adorable ! Felt is fun to work with and a great sprucer-upper. Lovely gift !

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  • 7. Jacqueline  |  April 22, 2010 at 8:20 am

    I love the bag and it is in my favourite colour too. Nice work! You are truly multi-talented 🙂

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  • 8. Anita  |  April 22, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I’d forgotten all about felt! I think an order is in the offing, thanks for the inspiration x

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  • 9. Nip it in the bud  |  April 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Mrs Green – thank you. I think I’m in love with felt now

    Lucy – were you tempted by the felt bouquets? Must be very exciting doing wedding surfing. Feeling better but still no digging or sunshine for me yet (boooooo). I’m scratching at the door just like Mikey!

    Maureen – your hat’s gorgeous as it is so with a floral adornment you’ll never want to take it off

    Jenny – pleased to hear it’s not just a pretty face and is making itself useful

    Jas – not bad lovely, been better but also been a worse!

    Miss M – i’m a lazy crafter so the less cutting, tacking and fiddling the better. Such lovely results for so little effort!

    Jac – green’s my favourite too. The bag’s from M&S and the felt flowers are dead simple to make (only one step up from cutting and sticking paper!)

    Anita – lots of lovely shades of pink that K would appreciate :o3

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  • 10. Christine @ Grub, Sweat and Cheers  |  April 22, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Ah those are lovely! Would be a great thing to do with my girls.

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  • 11. peggy  |  April 23, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    I like to sew and craft from time to time also, I have not used felt before but your comment about it needing no edging grabs my full attention! iIhad not thought of it that way before! Lovely tote bag too!

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  • 12. Ann  |  April 24, 2010 at 10:04 am

    That is a really lovely bag, never thought to use felt to make something like this, love the flowers, they just add that extra touch.

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  • 13. Nip it in the bud  |  April 24, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Christine – it’s so simple and effective – bet they’d love experimenting

    Peggy – it’s so lovely working with bright colours and fabric that’s a bit more ‘solid’. Enjoy x

    Ann – you’re crediting me with more talent than I possess! I made the flowers but not the bag – it is made of a felt-type fabric but courtesy of St Michael!

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  • 14. Jacqueline  |  April 25, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Thanks for the tips Nic 🙂

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  • 15. Laura  |  April 26, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Ooh, this looks lovely! Glad you found the tutorial helpful, Nic 🙂

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  • 16. UK lass in US  |  April 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    It looks gorgeous.

    I’ve been guilty of avoiding my sewing machine lately. Hand sewing is much more relaxing – and easy to control…

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  • 17. Johanna GGG  |  May 7, 2010 at 4:08 am

    oh that stack of felt colours is truly beautiful and you appeal to my hatred of sewing machines – how tempting for a non-sewer!

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