3 colors wool felt pieces – one should be green for leaves
6 strand embroidery floss
People turnings (wooden pegs) - We buy our wood turnings from Casey' Wood
Adults 2 3/8" x 7/8"
Children 1 11/16" x 5/8"
Pattern for Flower Fairies
Pattern for Flower Bud Fairies
Please Note: People turnings are not all created equal. Even turnings bought from the same company can be slightly different. I highly suggest you make a copy of the pattern, cut it out of paper, and “try it on” your wooden pegs. Make adjusts to the paper pattern before cutting out your felt.
Cut out felt as follows:
Color A – petal
Color B – hat, body tube
Color C (green) – leaf
Flower Bud Fairy
Color A – body tube, cap
Color C – leaf
1] Make copy of patterns and cut out felt as stated above. Using the pattern as a guide, embroider detail on hat and cap.
2] Place craft glue on people turnings and glue body tubes to pegs. The seam will be the back of the fairies.
3] Sew a running stitch along the upper edge of the petal piece.
4] Gently gather the stitches until the petals fit around the fairy’s neck. Tie off the thread and tack the petal to the body tube near the neck. This will prevent the petals from turning.
5] Use a whip stitch to sew the “a” edge of the petal strip to the “be” edge.
6] Repeat steps 3-5 with the leaf strip.
7] Using the pattern as a guide, mark the inner circle on the hat. Using a running stitch, sew around the circle.
8] Gently gather the stitches. Try the hat on and adjust gathers so the hat fits. Tie off the thread.
9] Place crafting glue on the inside of the hat along the gathering line.
10] Place the hat so it tilts backwards with the low end centered on the Fairy’s back. Careful squeeze the hat to make sure it is securely position. Allow to dry completely.
Flower Bud Fairy
11] Repeat steps 3 – 5 to sew leaf strip to bud.
12] Using a running stitch, sew around the outer edge of the cap.
13] Repeat steps 8 – 10.
Now, give your fairies names and send them off to play with the gnomes!
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