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Jodie Rackley is the crafter and designer of Lova Revolutionary on Etsy and author of the new Happy Stitch: 30 Felt and Fabric Projects for Everyday! Happy Stitch is full of bright color, whimsical designs, expert advice on techniques and 30 fun projects. Jodie writes, “All of the projects are very accessible for beginners as well as seasoned crafters looking for fun new projects to complete with a focus on embroidery and felt works.” Many of the projects make great gifts, plus there are lots of designs perfect for several family members to stitch at the same time (kids + adults) making this a perfect book for the upcoming holiday season.
Jodie shares an exclusive Autumn Felt Coaster project today. You can also comment to win a copy of Happy Stitch: 30 Felt and Fabric Projects for Everyday… Tell us how you’re infusing a little fall into your home!
Hi, Friends! Aren’t you happy it’s fall? I am… Can you say warm Chai Teas and sweaters? Yes, please! I’ve been adding some warm but colorful touches to my decor as the leaves are slowly changing so I thought I’d share a quick and easy project for my Autumn DIY Coaster Set! This is a quick and fun little project that will spruce up your Autumn decor in a jiffy; all you need is a little felt, floss, and some basic stitches.
- Felt: variety of fall-like colors
- Autumn Felt Coaster templates
- Variegated embroidery floss
- Card stock
1. Print Autumn Felt Coaster templates onto heavy paper, then cut out templates and pin to felt. Cut closely around the templates with detail scissors to cut out shapes: two each of the large leaf shape per color that you are using, one large acorn shape, and two colors of brown for the top and bottom of the acorn.
2. Pin the top of the acorn to the bottom so there is about a ¼ inch overlap, then use a straight stitch to secure the top to the bottom.
3. Next, stitch three large cross stitches on the top of your acorn for decoration.
4. Finish by layering your front piece to your full acorn shape and straight stitch all the way around the edge. Knot and tie on the back when you are finished.
5. To make your leaf, using one left shape, layer your leaf center and stitch in place with a straight stitch.
6. Next, layer your other leaf shape behind it and straight stitch all the way around the edge.
There you have it! Stitch up a bunch for your Thanksgiving or Autumn party table, make several and put a stitch through the top with some string to make a fun garland, or use the shapes to appliqué a placemat or pillow.