crafts · felt · Felt Creations · sewing

Crafty Creations Using The Applique Technique

I have always loved applique and have admired the lovely work of others many times, especially when gorgeous fabrics have been used to create a beautiful image.

So I thought I’d try my hand at designing and creating some simple applique craft patterns using just felt and a few simple hand stitches. I decided to make some small pincushions (5″ in diameter) because they’re quick to create and an ideal way of using up scraps of felt. 

Woodland animals are still on trend at the moment and I thought a woodland theme would be fun …. foxes, badgers and hedgehogs came to mind.

So first let me introduce you to Mr Badger. He’s made from scraps of dark grey, black and white felt with beads for eyes. Mr Badger is appliqued on to a natural felt background. What a cutie!


Next is sleepy Mr Fox, made from scraps of gold felt with a white felt bushy tail and a tiny black brad for his nose. I think he is my favourite ……..


…. and finally, a colourful little hedgehog and toadstool pincushion. This time I used a light green felt for the background with scraps of brown and cream felt for the hedgehog with red and white felt for the toadstool. I used a lovely blanket stitch to finish off around the edge.



I think I’ve changed my mind, this cute little hedgehog is my favourite! Which one is yours?


Happy sewing!

June x 

P.S. ~ You can find the patterns for the woodland themed pincushions right here.


3 thoughts on “Crafty Creations Using The Applique Technique

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.