My Maternity Leave ended this week so it’s back to work I go.
As I ease myself back into the workforce, I’m predicting that I won’t have the brain energy to blog as much as I’d like to.
But I get by with a little help from my friends. Like Trixi from Coloured Buttons.
Some lovely bloggy friends will be guest posting here over the next few weeks to aid me in my transition.
I adore Trixi’s goal- “Teaching the world to sew one stitch at a time.”
I don’t know about you but I had been scarred by High School Sewing Classes. (My mum finished off my sewing assignments at school. Thanks, Mum!)
Until recently, I really believed that sewing was not something I “did.”
Then I met Trixi via her Instagram feed.
She truly believes that everybody has the ability to sew and creates simple but sweet sewing project.
I purchased her book ‘Sew Together Grow Together’ and it gave me the confidence to try these finger puppets.
I kinda feel like Trixi is my own personal Sewing Coach on Instagram. She is forever providing inspiration, support and cheer-leading.
Thank you to Trixi for this tutorial on how to make a fridge magnet, perfect for Mother’s Day.
What You Need
- 22cm X 28cm piece of white felt
- 6cm X 6cm square of orange felt
- 6cm X 6cm square of yellow felt
- Polyester fibrefill
- Two strong magnets
- Hot glue gun
What to Do
Fold the piece of white felt in half. Draw a speech bubble on one side and cut out to make two equal sized speech bubbles. Cut out a heart from the orange felt and a letter U from the yellow felt.
Sew or glue the heart and the letter U onto one of the speech bubbles.
Glue the magnets into place on the remaining speech bubble.
Place the two speech bubbles one on top of the other. Pin and sew together. Remember to leave a 5cm opening for stuffing.
Stuff with a small amount of polyester fibrefill and sew the opening closed.
You can find Trixi on her website packed with tutorials, Facebook and Instagram.
Can you sew?
Images by: Trixi, Coloured Buttons
Hi Shannon, Love seeing my fridge magnet on your blog 🙂