Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Free Pattern of The Month - Mushroom Cottage Ornament

Hello there! I would like to surprise you all with a lovely free pattern and tutorial on how to make this adorable mushroom cottage ornament. Everyone loves little mushroom houses so I guess this would be perfect for the next free pattern of the month! It's really easy to make as well, even for a non-professional sewist! I've chosen to make my felt ornaments sewn together with a ribbon so that it would be easier for you all to decide what you would like to turn them into in the future other than a simple hanging ornament. Turn them into key chains, phone charms, bookmarks (exclude the filling) or a big brooch! Have fun!



So, shall we start sewing? :D

Materials:

🌼 Main felts for the mushroom 
🌼 Felt scraps for the 'spots', window' and 'door'
🌼 1 pc seed bead for the door knob
🌼 1 pc pearl bead for the butterfly head
🌼 1 pc butterfly sequin
🌼 2.5cm long of 3mm satin ribbon
🌼 15cm of bakers twine
🌼 embroidery threads
🌼 needle and scissors
🌼 water-soluble pen
🌼 universal glue
🌼 polyfil

Step 1.
Cut all the shapes of the given pattern and lay it onto the chosen felts. Lay the 'cap' over on one piece of 'mushroom background' cutout and applique stitch all around.


Step 2.
Secure the 'spots' and the 'gills' with tiny drops of glue then applique stitch them all as well.


Step 3.
 With a water-soluble pen, draw the lines of the 'gills'. Backstitch on the drawn lines using double strands and with a thread that is slightly darker shade. This will give a nice bold effect.


Step 4.
 Place the 'stem' into position and applique on.



Step 5.
 Secure the 'window' and 'door' in place with little drops of glue. Applique the 'window'. Use the backstitch on the outer edge of the 'door' then applique the bottom part.



Step 6.
 Sew on the seed bead for the door knob.



Step 7. 
 With double strands, stitch a big cross for the window.



Step 8.
 Make tiny french knots for the little flowers.


Step 9.
 Position the butterfly sequin in any part of the 'cap'. Stitch on the pearl bead for the butterfly head.


Step 10.
 Fold the ribbon in half and glue it in the middle of the other 'mushroom background' cutout.


Step 11.
 Combine both 'mushroom background' cutouts and blanket stitch all around leaving a small entry for the polyfil.


Step 12. 
 Lightly fill with polyfil then close shut with blanket stitch.



Step 13.
 Insert the bakers twin through the little ribbon hoop. Tie a knot on the loose ends of the twine.


And you did it! 

Save the pattern below and have fun sewing! It's a jpeg image so feel free to resize it. The size of the mushroom in this tutorial is approx. 8.5cm x 7cm.




Have a fabulous crafty week friends!

3 comments:

  1. Loving the step by step guide with clear instruction! Looks good Carol ;)

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  2. This is a wonderful addition to make for my mom's mushroom collection, thanks!

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