Hi guys! And, whew! Sorry for the weekend MIA-ness, around here! The craft show really wiped me out - lol. I always forget just how much work a show is until I'm doing it! Anyhoo - it was super-fun but super-tiring, and I'm taking today to both catch up a little and take it easy. :) For now:
- The free ''Fringed Arrow Cozy'' pattern
- 2-3 colors of felt (I used brown, yellow, and turquoise)
- 2-3 colors of coordinating embroidery thread (I used brown, yellow, & green)
- An embroidery/sewing needle & Scissors
Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of felt for the outside of your pouch from one color of felt and 2 pieces for the inside (4 pieces total) using the pattern as a guide. Trace the arrow design onto one of the outside felt pieces (using either a white chalk pencil or fabric marker), and cut it out using small scissors. The color you've choosen for the inside will now show through the arrow silhouette when you lay the top 2 pieces (inside and outside) together.
Step 3: Holding the two together (or pin them in place), hand-stitch around the arrow using embroidery thread through both layers. You can tack the little bits at the end of the arrow down using thread or glue, too - I quickly stitched them with brown thread so they stay in place.
Step 4: Stitch the two pieces together at the top with embroidery thread (to hold the inside and the outside in place so you can slip your ipod in!).
Step 5: Hold the back two pieces together and stitch the top the same as you've just done to the front - to hold the two layers together. Now, hold the back and front layers together in a little sandwich (the inside colors together inside, and the outside facing out). Blanket stitch both sides together using a blanket stitch, but stop about 1/2 an inch from the bottom and knot/tie them off - the bottom and top should be left open, at this point.
Step 6: Using embroidery thread, hand-stitch along the bottom (I did two rows of green stitching, here) through all the layers of fabric. This will close the bottom of the pouch off. Using scissors, cut a little fringe into all the layers of felt that are left at the bottom of the pouch.