Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Strawberry Tutorial for You…

Supplies:  wool felt in green, white and red; white beads; yellow beads; beading thread or very strong sewing thread; green yarn or embroidery floss.

1. Start with a circle shape, I used three sizes (2 3/4”, 3 1/2” & 4 1/4” across) cut it in half.  I like to use freezer paper with the felt as you can iron it onto your felt and then cut your shape…makes life much easier.

2. sew straight edges together, turn right side out.

3. sew a gathering stitch around the top and stuff with fiberfill. Really stuff that little sucker good!!!  You’ll be amazed by how much fiberfill you can get in there! You could stuff it with a little sand or bb’s for weight but make sure to have fiberfill in the top portion to hold it all in.  Pull gathering stitches tight and tie off.

4. take a length of your yarn (about 7-8”) and tie a knot in the end. Poke knot into top hole. Using the thread that is left on your needle, pulling tightly, sew back and forth across the hole and occasionally going through the yarn until the hole is completely closed.

5. sew white beads randomly around the berry pulling tightly so you create a divot where the “seed” is. Knot off in the top of the berry by doing a few backstitches.

6. for the leaves, cut out two starfish like shapes, one slightly smaller than the other.  cut a hole in the center and pull yarn through the larger one.  sew leaf down by coming out near the juncture of two “leaflets” and back out the center.  repeat around the whole leaf cap.  repeat with the smaller leaf cap.

7. cut out a 5 petal flower or two for the top. sew to top and add yellow beads to the center.

There you go! Hope you find my instructions clear enough.


Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh you made it and it turned out darling!!!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

How great are they! They remind me of the ones that sharpen needles with the sand inside.

Allie said...

How absolutely darling - I've never seen them with the addition of the flower and I LOVE IT! And what a great tip to use freezer paper. I must get some felt!!! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Micki said...

That's a great tutorial...loved the project!

E Makes Art said...

Hi! So glad you stopped by my blog for OWOH! I'm glad you like my art piece! Good luck in my drawing!

What a great tutorial! Love the strawberries!


Cherry Chick said...

Hi Loralynn...Thank you so much for stopping by for One World One Heart. I will be happy to enter your name in the pot for the Very Cherry earrings giveaway. Best of Luck!

Cheryl said...

This is a great tutorial!!!

Unknown said...

Thank you
Recognizes your heart
Great blog

Anonymous said...

Fabulous tutorial!
Thanks so much for dropping my blogs (#22, 24) during the OWOH crawl!



LucindaBee said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier as part of OWOH, I like your work, The strawberries a so cute

rochambeau said...

Hi Loralynn!
Great Strawberries! Nice to meet you!


Carrie P. said...

thanks for sharing.