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All Dressed Up: Woodland

Earth-tone knit clothing is the foundation for an enchanted forest of walking, talking flora and fauna. 

Photography: Philip Newton

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Fall 2005

Introduction



materials

  • For the Foliage: 

    4-by-6-inch fusible web

     

  • Green felt

  • 24-gauge floral wire

  • Patterned cotton fabric

  • Iron 

  • Scissors

  • Floral tape

  • 18-gauge wire

  • Headband

  • For the Mushroom:

    Felt

  • Fusible web

  • Needle and thread

  • Fabric glue

  • For the Monkey:

    Felt

  • Fusible web

  • Floral wire

  • Iron

  • Fabric glue

steps

  1. To create a leaf, iron 4-by-6-inch fusible web to same size green felt to fuse. Center a length of 24-gauge floral wire on web; top with patterned cotton fabric. Iron layers together; cut into a leaf shape. Wrap wire in floral tape.

  2. To create a branch, cut an 8- to 10-inch piece of 18-gauge wire. Wrap in floral tape, adding leaves as you go. 

  3. Attach branches to headband by wrapping ends in place with floral tape, using multiple layers for a woody look.

  4. ach side of hat (front and back) is made of two pieces of felt joined with fusible web. Use cross-stitches to tack hat together and to size it to child's head at bottom. Attach felt spots with fabric glue.

  5. Cut four ear shapes from felt and two from fusible web. Layer these to make ears, sandwiching a 3-inch piece of floral wire into each; iron layers together. Attach ears to a knit cap with fabric glue; bend forward.

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