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CraftingCon: Muse of the Morning

Today’s guest has an awesome tutorial in store for you! If you want to get to know Chrissy a little better, spend some time poking around her blog.  She has a tutorial for a cute felt owl (you guys know I love owls!), and this pincusion using a bottle cap. There are also some really fun summer activities to do with your kids, sidewalk paint and dyeing scarves with kool-aid. Chrissy has been one of our awesome CraftingCon sponsors, so be sure to stop by her shop as well.

Don’t forget to stop over at Friends Stitched Together for the competition entry!

 

Felt TARDIS Ornament Tutorial from Muse of the Morning for CraftingCon

Hi there! I’m Chrissy from Muse of the Morning. If you’ve ever been to my blog before, you’ll know that I love dyeing and working with wool felt. When I first heard about CraftingCon a long time ago, I knew I wanted to combine that love with my adoration of Doctor Who and I’ve been waiting for a really long time to share this tutorial with you.

Felt TARDIS Ornament Tutorial from Muse of the Morning for CraftingCon

Well, what is more iconic of the who Doctor Who series than the TARDIS? I love the whole idea of the TARDIS- bigger on the inside, travel to any place and/or time- it sounds like a lot of fun. Let’s make one to hang up around the house.

Felt TARDIS Ornament Tutorial from Muse of the Morning for CraftingCon
Here are the materials that you’ll need:
* Print out the pattern onto freezer paper to make it easier to cut out. Click here to download the pattern.
* Wool felt in TARDIS blue- you’ll need about 5×8 inches.
* Wool felt in white- you’ll need a piece about 4×4 inches
* Embroidery floss to match the blue felt
* a scrap of wash-away interfacing

Felt TARDIS Ornament Tutorial from Muse of the Morning for CraftingCon
Cut around the TARDIS pattern pieces out and iron them onto the blue felt. Here’s a tutorial I wrote on using freezer paper. Freezer paper will make the felt a lot easier to cut- especially around the fiddly bits.

Felt TARDIS Ornament Tutorial from Muse of the Morning for CraftingCon
Repeat the ironing process with the white pieces.

Felt TARDIS Ornament Tutorial from Muse of the Morning for CraftingCon
Cut out all the pattern pieces. Don’t forget to cut out the squares all down the front as shown on the pattern piece.

Felt TARDIS Ornament Tutorial from Muse of the Morning for CraftingCon
Have you ever used Wash-Away interfacing? It’s pretty awesome. The kind I’m using here is self-adhesive. Trace the words POLICE PUBLIC CALL BOX onto the interfacing. I actually didn’t do PUBLIC CALL because it’s so tiny on the ornament. Do what you can! Stick the interfacing onto the white piece. If yours isn’t adhesive, then pin it in place.

Felt TARDIS Ornament Tutorial from Muse of the Morning for CraftingCon
Place the POLICE BOX piece and the other white squares behind the squares as shown on the pattern diagram. Pin in place if you want to. I like to fly by the seat of my pants, so I didn’t. Whip stitch the white pieces in place.

Felt TARDIS Ornament Tutorial from Muse of the Morning for CraftingCon
Now do all the embroidery. It’s a lot easier to do all the embroidery on the tiny bits when they’re all sewn together. Wash away the interfacing with just a bit of water and let the ornament dry before continuing.

Felt TARDIS Ornament Tutorial from Muse of the Morning for CraftingCon
Place the TARDIS back behind the front and stitch together around the edges with a blanket stitch.

Felt TARDIS Ornament Tutorial from Muse of the Morning for CraftingCon
Now whip stitch around all the blue windows.

Felt TARDIS Ornament Tutorial from Muse of the Morning for CraftingCon
Lastly, sew a length of thread about 6 inches long through the top and tie the ends together to make a hanger.

And then you’re finished! You have a lovely little TARDIS to hang up anywhere you want to be reminded of the best show around!!

Felt TARDIS Ornament Tutorial from Muse of the Morning for CraftingCon

Where will you hang your TARDIS?

Felt TARDIS Ornament Tutorial from Muse of the Morning for CraftingCon

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