tiny tulip pockets

31 03 2011

These wee spring treats are a quick and easy way to embellish your refridgerator/work cubicle, family Easter basket, and many other possibilities. A small message or a piece of candy can be tucked inside the flower.

tiny tulip pockets

Tiny Tulip Pockets ( makes 8 )

Materials
1 : 8.5×11-inch. felt (or quarter sheets in various colors)
1 : 8 x 5-inch. felt or plain fabric
pinking shears and regular scissors
fabric markers
embroidery floss & needle
magnet backing & hot glue gun (optional)

Directions
MARK
-Take the fabric or felt that will be used for the ‘message’ embellishment and mark it with a grid so that the pieces measure 2.5 x 1.25 inches (6.35 x 3.2 cm).

-Use fabric markers or embroidery to create desired message. Make sure to leave margins of 0.25-inch at top & bottom and 0.5-inch at each side – this leaves room for cutting the pinked edge and a seam allowance.

tiny tulips - message panels

CUT
-Use pinking sheers to cut ‘message’ rectangles measuring 2.5 x 1.25 inches (6.35 x 3.2 cm). Trim down after measuring against the cut flowers.

tiny tulips - front and back tiny tulips - 2 layered pieces

-Use regular scissors to cut felt rectangles measuring 3 x 2 inches (7.6 x 5 cm). *Stack a set of 2 rectangles together – Front and Back sides of tulip silhouette – and cut curved flower sides. Then seperate the 2 pieces and cut petals for Back side – using regular or pinking shears – then cut Front side a bit lower so that the back panel is visible.* Repeat * to * until each set of rectangles is cut into the flower shape.

tiny tulips - edging options

ASSEMBLE
-Machine or hand sew the ‘message’ rectangles onto the Front piece of flower

-Glue magnet backing onto the Back piece of flower, and set aside until the glue is set.

-Pin the Front and Back flower pieces together, then sew along sides and bottom, leaving the top open.

Done!

NOTE
The magnets are a possible choking hazard, so this would not be appropriate for very young children. Explore the alternate possibilities:

-Attach tulips to a headband, barette, bag, piece of clothing, etc.

-Use a strip of fabric and batting to create a stuffed ‘stem’ and there’s a quick softie.

-Attach to a small wooden dowel and some ribbons, and there’s a spring flower wand/baton.

Enjoy!

tiny tulips - materials

For more sewing goodness, check out this week’s projects at the Sewing Bee.

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3 responses

6 04 2011
Jessica

So adorable!

6 04 2011
perches

thank you 🙂

12 04 2011
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