I started with some 3mm thick wool felt. This can be pretty pricey (I lucked out when I went to visit my parents in Korea and found some inexpensively) but this will work with regular wool felt, just double your layers if you want it thicker. Trace 2 circles: 4 1/2″ and 3″.
If you’re using the 3mm felt, bevel the edges on one side by trimming the edge at an angle around both circles.
You can really embellish these any way you want. I used some seed beads, but you can use sequins, hand embroidery, or some fun vintage buttons. I added 2-4 beads at a time to create a mounded look.
Embellish the right side of the small circle and the edges of the wrong side of the large circle, as you’ll be folding that one.
Cut a piece of tulle, about 11″ x 6″ and trim two corners. I like the look of the larger holed netting, but use what you have on hand.
Add sequins by glueing, alternating each row. I used gel super glue and to make sure they stay put, I added a dab of beading glue on the back as well (just make sure you don’t glue it to the paper!).
Gather the straight edge, just by hand, pinning in place along the back of the small circle. Bring the two sides in a bit further than the middle. This will create a more spherical shape rather than flat. Stitch in place, without letting your stitches show through on the right side.
Thanks for having me, Jess, it’s been fun to get into the vintage vibe with this series!
Thanks Katy! I love the seed beads especially!