Courtesy of Olga Tarbeeva
Approximate Time: 2 Hours
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
How to Make a Stitched Felt Shamrock
Some bright yellow and white stitching and glass seed beads make create an intricate Celtic pattern on a felt shamrock ornament. Add the hanging loop and hang it on a door knob, window pane or anywhere that needs a little St. Paddy's Day spirit!
Draw a shamrock on a plain, white piece of paper. Cut it out.
Trace the paper shamrock onto felt.
Cut out the felt shamrock. Repeat Step 2 and 3, and make another one.
Sew ribbon around the shamrock. Use a running stitch, and make the stitches very short so they will be almost invisible on the ribbon.
Glue letter beads
Glue letter beads spelling out "LUCKY" to the shamrock.
Bead around letters
Bead around the letters by poking the needle up through the felt near the edge of the letter bead. Add 2 beads, then push them down.
Poke needle back down
Poke the needle back down through the felt. Now there will be 2 stitched beads.
Pull thread through
Poke the needle back through the felt so it comes out between the 2 beads. Pull the thread all the way through, then pull the needle and thread through the last bead.
Add 2 more beads
Add 2 more beads. Repeat Steps 6 through 8 to sew these 2 beads.
Color coordinate beads
Use white and green beads for different letters.
Decorate with stitching
Continue decorating the shamrock with stitching and embroidery floss. Create any pattern using a simple running stitch.
Continue stitching using different colors of embroidery floss until the desired pattern is complete.
Embellish with seed beads
Sew yellow seed beads onto the stitching on the felt shamrock.
Glue a piece of ribbon to the back of the shamrock.
Glue the shamrock's back side and glue the 2 shamrocks together, sandwiching the ribbon loop in between.