Hey everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today. I have a fun little project to show you, using my love of little stitcheries, and the love I have for my country. With the 4th of July rapidly approaching, I love dedicating my time to creating patriotic crafts. They just make me happy, and this one is so easy to make, and so sweet, I hope you enjoy it.
I love adding wool felt die cuts to my stitcheries, they add an extra layer of texture, and it's the perfect compliment.
Let me show you how to create this mini hanger, or ornament.
I then added a small piece of natural quilter's batting to the back and stitched the flag using the coordinating DMC floss the pattern calls for.
The next step is to die cut a felt star from the Stars #4 die. I used the smaller star and piece of black felt to do this.
Your die cutting sandwich for the Stars #4 die is:
cutting pad, die, (blades up), felt, followed by another cutting pad.
I then machine stitched the star over the flag.
When you are finished stitching, it's time to cut out your stitchery. Using the 2nd largest square framelits, and your cutting sandwich:
magnetic platform, cutting pad, stitchery, framelits, (cutting side down), and another cutting pad,
cut out your stitchery, (you may need to run it through a couple of times because of the thickness of the batting.
Cut a separate coordinating fabric piece for the back using the same framelits die.
To finish, lay the backing on top of the stitchery, machine stitch all the way around using a 1/4" inch seam allowance and leaving a small opening to flip.
Clip corners, flip right side out, stuff with poly fiberfill to the desired loft, and whipstitch the bottom closed.
Add a small piece of wire for hanging.
Display this year round and on your Christmas tree, to show your American pride.
I hope you enjoyed my project today, I hope you will stop by again soon.