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Fabulous Felt

We received a copy of Fabulous Felt by Corinne Lapierre a few weeks ago. While flipping through the pages, I very quickly decided I’d have to make at least one of the projects.

The book contains 30 easy-to-make felt decorations including brooches, seasonal decorations and cute little critters.  At the front of the book there is a helpful section that talks about the materials you need and the sewing techniques. It also gives you diagrams for some basic embroidery stitches.

There is a project page with clear instructions for each make with templates at the back of the book for you to copy and use.

Olann and Fabulous Felt Corrine Lapierre

I started by looking through my box of felt (yes I do have a box of the stuff!) My collection is mainly leftovers from when I had my shop, so I only have a few colours, which presented a little bit of a problem.

Corinne’s book is packed full of lovely projects, the majority of which are made with more muted, vintage shades of felt. Now I know I could go out and buy some, but it does seem slightly bonkers when I have so much.

Olann and Fabulous Felt Racoon & Fox
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I really love the little Racoon & Fox, but would they still be so cute in lime green and beige?

Olann and Fabulous Felt Easter Decorations
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I also love the Easter Decorations, but the clue as to why I didn’t go for these is in the name. I might make some as chocolate-free gifts for next year though, so watch this space.

Olann and Fabulous Felt Wall Hanging Organiser
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The Wall Hanging Organiser was another contender, but I knew I wouldn’t really have the time to make it, or the space to hang it.

Olann and Fabulous Felt Corrine Lapierre Scandi- Houses
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Olann and Fabulous Felt Corrine Lapierre Scandi-Style Pillow
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So finally, I narrowed it down to either the Scandi Houses or the Scandi-Style Pillow. I’m always one for useful projects if possible so the pillow won out.

Olann and Fabulous Felt Corrine Lapierre
Olann and Fabulous Felt Corrine Lapierre

I used the coloured felt I had to hand and picked up two linen style cushion covers from Heatons (bargain for €6). I then set to work drawing around my templates and cutting out my felt.

Olann and Fabulous Felt Corrine Lapierre

I laid all the pieces out to make sure they were where I wanted them and then pinned them into place before starting to sew.

I’m definitely not the best at embroidery, so it’s just as well ‘rustic’ was the look I was going for 😉

Olann and Fabulous Felt Corrine Lapierre
Olann and Fabulous Felt Corrine Lapierre
Olann and Fabulous Felt Corrine Lapierre

Please don’t judge the wonky blanket stitch. And let’s not even talk about the French Knots.

Olann and Fabulous Felt Corrine Lapierre

But the overall cushion is not too shabby, if I do say so myself.

Olann and Fabulous Felt Corrine Lapierre

Shame about the rest of my workspace!

Fabulous Felt is published by Search Press, rrp £12.99,

www.searchpress.com

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