Introducing my Felt Fabric Confections. Isn't this an A-dorable felt heart adornment? Layers of creamy white fleece and soft sky blue flannel, sandwiched between two dark chocolate chip felt covers. This layered heart reminds me of those big coconut layered candy bars. Do you remember those? They were white, pink and brown made by Brach's.
It's hard to tell the scale of this heart but those who are familiar with the Movers and Shapers die then you'll have a good idea.
Here's a few more samples but with only one layer of felt. The felt embellishes on the hearts are from the new Sweet Pea Stitched Felt from SU!. The chocolate heart is embellished with the Flower Fushion pieces. Both of the felt accessories from SU! work so well with this project due to the small scale of the heart.
Aren't they YUMMY?! They look like candy to me, which is why I call them confections. So dainty, so pretty. Below they adorn a fancy hanger, but wouldn't they look just as lovely as a tag for a gift? My original idea was to create a garland with them (and I still may do just that).
Here's a better view of the individual hearts. The polka dot ribbon is the "Mambo Melon" by SU!. One of the sassy new In-Colors. To make the flower, simply stitch one side of the ribbon, pull the thread to gather it and sew the ends together.
It doesn't take any time to put these babies together, especially since the bulk of layering is already on the pre-sewn Stitched pieces. To assemble the hearts, tuck a piece of cotton thread between two felt hearts and use your Tombow Multi-purpose adhesive to glue them together. What's great about the adhesive here is the very fine tip allows you to guide a thin line along the edges. It holds GREAT (I know because I tried pulling them apart). You'll use the same glue to attach those felt pieces to the top.
The beaded trim is something I had laying around the house; thought it added a more girly feel to the piece. The only other addition I added was a little sewing with embroidery floss around the brown heart. A tip in case you try this at home. If you'd like to sew around the heart, then don't use the glue. A needle does not penetrate that glue easily at all.
Now let's move on to the next project. Looking for another great use for your Petal Card Bigz? How about Jumbo stuffed fabric hearts? Here are a few I threw together.