I had this idea to make a felt candy bar, you know, like the one who’s name rhymes with Smershey? Anyways, then the movie snack theme got away from me (pardon the fact that it doesn’t have much to do with a kitchen), and a bag of popcorn got made too! yumm…although am I the only one who sits down with a bowl of ice cream or snack, and then finishes it before the opening credits are over? grrr.
So, for the candy bar you’ll need:
sewing stuff (machine, pins, and a ruler and rotary cutter are very handy!
Ok, so first you’ll cut out your pieces:
now, stack your other two pieces under your top, pin, and sew around the edge.
now for the wrapper. Cut out one piece of brown felt 7 1/2 inches x 5 3/4 inches. Cut out a piece of sew on velcro to fit the 5 3/4″ side, I ended up trimming off a little on each side so it wouldn’t stick out at all. So about 5 1/2 inches worked for me.
like this! Now for the letters. I tried to find a font that would work, but to no avail. I ended up free handing the letters, that’s why some of them are a little wonky. It just adds to the charm, I think. (right?)
A great tip for cutting out felt (wool felt at least, I’m not sure if this would work with craft felt or not), is to draw the shape you want on the paper side of freezer paper, then iron to the felt, and cut it out. It gives you a nice clean edge, and peels right off the felt after you’re done. (I didn’t get a picture of that cause my camera’s battery chose that moment to die. of course)
next: Popcorn! yum.
for this project you’ll need:
off white felt
red and white thread
small amount of poly-fil
pinking shears are handy for this one
First we’ll make the bag: cut out two pieces of white felt 7 1/2 inches x 9 inches. Then cut out two-two inch squares on the bottom (didn’t get a picture of that, sorry)
Now for the popcorn. Cut out a pattern for your popcorn. The less bumps around the edge, the easier/faster it is to sew. Mine were pretty large too, I didn’t want them to be choking hazards. They’re about 2 1/2 inches x 2 inches.
From your off white felt, cut out two pieces from your pattern per popcorn piece…however many you need to fill your bag!
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