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cutie-pie tutorial

Posted by betz w. from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See betz w.'s 4 projects » © 2018 Betz White / Abrams · Reproduced with permission.
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  • How to make a pot. Cutie Pie - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a circle out of the Steam-a-Seam (mine is 7" diameter). Peel off paper from one side and fuse to the solid wool felt, following product directions. ***(1/3/07

  • How to make a pot. Cutie Pie - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the solid felt out around the edge of the Steam-a-Seam. Remove remaining paper.

  • How to make a pot. Cutie Pie - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place fusible side face down onto wrong side of sweater felt. Fuse and trim out circle. Be sure your work is totally fused around the edges so it doesn't de-laminate once your start bending it around. I like to cover it with a damp press cloth and go back at it with a lot of steam.

  • How to make a pot. Cutie Pie - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make a sundial...no, wait, just kidding. Place your felt balls around the perimeter to get a feel for how many you'll need. I used 14. There's is probably some kind of "pie-R-squared" formula to calculate # of balls based on circumference, but that's just not my style...

  • How to make a pot. Cutie Pie - Step 5
    Step 5

    Thread a needle with yarn, double stranded for strength. Start to sew through the felt circle, through the ball, then back through the felt again. I started about 1/4" from the top edge of the felt and went through the center of each ball so that the tops of the balls would peek out a little.

  • How to make a pot. Cutie Pie - Step 6
    Step 6

    Keep going making sure that the felt wraps about half way around each ball. Keep adding balls, alternating sides of the felt circle.

  • How to make a pot. Cutie Pie - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stop and check about halfway around the circle, making sure you have used half the balls from your "sundial" estimate. Scientific, I know...

  • How to make a pot. Cutie Pie - Step 8
    Step 8

    Keep going around until you're back at the beginning. When you're happy with the look, knot the yarn in an inconspicuous place. This one took me 2 tries to get it to space out right, but it went pretty fast regardless. Felt is pretty forgiving as long as you don't expect it to be perfectly uniform!

    I think these would look really fun with various size felt balls or beads as well. Do me a favor and send me your photos if you make some cutie pies of your own!

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RainbowIce
RainbowIce · Chicago, Illinois, US · 38 projects
this looks soooo cutes =D !! <3 loves it xD
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Cynthia T.
Cynthia T. · Charlestown, Rhode Island, US
this would make a great gift for my sis, thanks
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Valentina M.
Valentina M. · 1 project
felt balls cost a lot in Italy Happy Happy Happy ooooh, WHY?!?!
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Valentina M.
Valentina M. · 1 project
felt balls cost a lot in Italy Happy Happy Happy ooooh, WHY?!?!
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edie d.
edie d. · New York, New York, US · 41 projects
That is just flat-out adorable! What a simple, yet super chic idea. Thanks!
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molly  g.
molly g.
Love it! If you somehow removed the bottom hollow part that you made for a bowl you could create a cute christmas ornament.
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Stephanie
Stephanie · Central Coast, New South Wales, AU · 31 projects
It's sooooooooooooo easy!!!

xo Steph
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Cassie
Cassie · 1 project
this is so cute!
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Candice C.
Candice C. · Wylie, Texas, US · 49 projects
this looks fun to make! love all your buttons, too Happy I think I'll give it a try and see if mine comes out as good as yours!
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Ezme
Ezme · Wantage, England, GB · 25 projects
that looks really good! Happy i like alot! Happy
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