Welcome to our next day of 12 days of 1 hour projects. And welcome Lulu & Celeste. She is a super talented blogger from Canada, and she has been quite busy interviewing designers and bloggers lately, as well as pattern tours, tutorials and more. Check out her interviews and tours HERE
And now, it looks like we had the same idea of kitty projects. You will love this quick and easy kitty hair clip below.
- The Kitty Cat template (Click the link to get to Craftsy to download)
- Scrap pieces of felt (I prefer wool-blend felt, but use what you have)
- Embroidery thread: black for face and the colour to match your felt.
- Alligator clip (mine is covered with ribbon but it doesn’t need to be)
- Scissors, embroidery needle
- Optional: freezer paper, Sulky water soluble stabilizer, iron and ironing board
- Print out the Kitty Cat template.
- If using freezer paper, trace the cat shape onto the freezer paper, cut around it (don’t cut the cat out) and lightly iron to the felt. Now cut out the cat shape from the felt. To save time, you can trace two shapes onto the freezer paper. Otherwise remove the freezer paper from the piece you just cut out and re-iron onto new scrap of felt in order to get your second piece. If not using freezer paper, cut the Kitty Cat and pin to the felt. Cut out two pieces from felt.
- If using the Sulky stabilizer, trace the face onto the bumpy side, remove the paper backing and stick to the front of one cat shape. Embroider the face using French knots for the eyes and tiny backstitches for the mouth and whiskers. If not using Sulky you could either lightly draw your own face in pencil on the felt or just freehand it!
- On the second cat shape, cut two small slits about 1/4″ apart in the middle of the cat shape. The slits should be just wide enough to slide the alligator clip through. You want the top half of the clip going through the slits.
- Lay the embroidered cat shape face up on top of the cat shape now attached to the alligator clip. Using a whip stitch or a blanket stitch, stitch all around the edge of the cat shapes joining them together. I used a whip stitch for mine, it’s a bit quicker. The alligator clip is now sandwiched between the two layers.
And you’re done!