Hello crafty folk!
I'm very new to this site but a HUGE fan! Some of the creations on here blow my mind! You are amazing. So I, a lowly peasant am here to ask you a question about felt.
My first project that I ever did in my whole entire life was the fish to sushi plushie posted on this site. I made it yesterday and I love it! I never thought of how proud I would feel after completing it but it felt so good looking down at my little creation that I did with my own 2 hands it was beautiful and I now know why people love to craft. I am so inspired to do more things that I've gone out and bought some embroidery needles and floss because I'm planning on making a simple felt "softy" or plushie in the shape of the Misfits band logo (a skull). I'm planning on making this plushie for my cousin's unborn son because the baby-daddy LOVES the Misfits and is trying to find any baby clothing with the Misfits face on it. Anyway, I'm wondering if using felt is a good option for the plushie because it's going to be a gift for the baby. Will the felt be too rough? Should I use a different material? what should I use?
Thanks in advance!
I used felt for my Robert Smith doll,two Totoro dolls, and Hamtaro doll.
And they all held up, so in my opinion I would say yes!
Thanks for your reply! Did you blanket stitch them shut or sew them with a machine? Would a blanket stitch hold up nicely?
Well I blanket stitch everything I make from felt.It looks really great and holds great too.
Love the Misfits idea.Maybe you should stencil some baby clothes too. ;D
I made a "remote control" out of felt for my baby. He's 6 months. It's got crinkly plastic in it, so he loves to play with it. The only thing I don't like is that the fibers sometimes come off and I'll have to pick them out of his mouth. I'd try fleece over felt. I'm not sure if the fibers will be as loose with fleece, so you may want to run your hands on the color that you choose and pull at it a bit to see if threads come off too easily.
Hope that helps!
awesome idea! I haven't worked with felt too much but I agree with Dessah, fleece works well too! Most of the plushies I've made have been fleece instead of felt! You will have to post a picture if you do make it! (love the Misfits) ;)
Thanks for your replies everyone! I did make the plushie/pillow/rattle Misfits thing. I ended up using felt because it's what I already had and it seemed to be okay. I also added a small plastic tube filled with rice to the inside of the plushie to make it a rattle. I have to say it looks awsome (and I'm not just saying that because I made it either ^^) It turned out way better than I ever thought it would. I made a How-To but it hasn't been approved yet.
Here's a link to the photo of the finished project. It's almost a foot long and 5 inches thick. Sorry about the bad quality I had to take the pic with my laptop webcam because my camera died.
lo, that is awesome!! ^_^ welcome to co&k as well...
WOW you did a great job!!! I'm a blanket stitcher, too, BTW, and I've made a few felt rattles for my 2 baby nephews. I was going to suggest(before I saw how much work and detail went into your piece), that you make another face piece(but just the front), and blanket stitch it directly to a onesy, or diaper bag. I've seen a onesy and little hat done this way(they used black and put orange and hot pink flowers on them, it was awesome), on a craft show that used to be on DIY channel. Obviously you have mastered blanket stitching a piece of felt onto a larger flat piece of felt, so I guess you wouldn't need any help with that explanation! Very very good work! And welcome!
Thanks Sparrow Fae! I think I am going to add another face on a peice of clothing for the baby but I think I'm going to scale it down a little bit. I'll let my hand recover a little. hahaha That face took 90% of the total time to make the rattle but it's worth it in the end. Thanks again!
Wow Lo! That's awesome! Your cousin and the baby-daddy is going to love that!
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