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Project

All Dressed Up: Woodland

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

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. Step 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. Step 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. Step 3

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

  4. Step 4

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    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. Step 5

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    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.

Source
Martha Stewart Kids, Fall 2005