Felt Leaf Garland

Hello One Artsy Mama readers.  It’s Amy from While Wearing Heels, your sewing “expert”…so get out your sewing machine and let’s get started.

Last time I was here, it was summer and now fall is upon us.  The days are getting cooler and the leaves are falling.  Though I may not be a huge fan of raking leaves, I am an admirer of their beautiful colors so much so, I decided I should turn them into a garland.

leaf garland 012ps

To get started, first, grab some fall colored felt.

leaf garland 735Cut leaf shapes out until you develop carpal tunnel syndrome…or hopefully just before that point.

leaf garland 729Arrange the felt leaves, in whatever pattern you should choose, into a stack.

leaf garland 734Then, head to your sewing machine.

Begin by sewing straight through your first leaf.  Grab the next leaf from your stack and push it through, as you near the end of the first leaf.  If the foot doesn’t catch the next leaf, simply raise the foot and position the next leaf to sew.  Continue pushing through the next leaf in the stack until you reach the end of the pile.  Lock in your stitch.

leaf garlandAnd, there you have a custom leaf garland.

leaf garland 013psThe hardest part of this project…deciding where you want to string them…

leaf garland 058psOr hang them…

leaf garland 082psor place them.

leaf garland 103psWherever you decide to put them, I hope you’ll fall in love with them.

Sadly, I must leaf you now.  Until next month.

Happy Sewing!

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