Felt rosettes

19 Jan

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I found a tutorial the other day on Mrs Priss on how to make felt rosettes.

I knew I had to make some for Bea’s hair.

I got my supplies and of course didn’t quite remember her tutorial and made a bunch. I also took pictures of the process, and I’ll post the tutorial, but really, link I posted above to the original tutorial is much easier. But, here’s mine:

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You’ll need felt squares, scissors, a pen, and either needle and thread or glue depending on how easy you want this to be.

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For the next step, I folded the squares in half and rounded the corners. I didn’t worry about it being perfect.

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Then you can draw a spiral, like I did here, or just wing it (like I usually do) and just cut a spiral.

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You end up with this fun spiral. You take the end where you started cutting and you start rolling it up. It can be a bit fiddley at first, but just keep going it will work itself out.

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This is the part I like best, when the rosette starts to come together. If you used pinking shears or decorative edge scissors to cut the spiral, it’s fun seeing how it’s turning out. This is also why I wing the spiral, sometimes when it’s uneven the ‘petals’ stick out a bit and I like that.

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When I’m done, is where I differ from the original tutorial She puts the tab-like end on the bottom and glues it down – easy. I don’t do that.

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I sew it into place. It makes for much more work, but I couldn’t find my glue gun. I’m still looking for it because it’s probably much easier to just dab it with some hot glue as opposed to sewing it.

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I’ve made a bunch. Bea will have a different one for each day of the week. I’m also planning on making some for my twin nieces to include with their birthday presents, they’ll be 5.

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2 Responses to “Felt rosettes”

  1. Elizabeth January 29, 2012 at 22:56 #

    So cute! I tried them earlier this year and yours came out much nicer! 🙂

    • Chantal January 30, 2012 at 15:31 #

      I didn’t show the ones that came out badly! 🙂

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