Thursday 28 February 2013

Tutorial Thursdays - St. Patricks' Day

As you may have noticed I am on a bit of a Needle-Felting mission :)
So today, I want to show you how to create this sweet little Paddy's Day Bag full of Gold.

For this Craft you will need:

Some Material for the bag (roughly 34 x 25cm), a strip for the tie as well as a small piece for the Needle-felting (I have used Velvet for mine)
Some roving for the clover
Clover cookie-cutter (or shape that you have cut out yourself)
Felting Needles
Felting sponge
Sewing machine

Place the piece of velvet that is to be used for the motif on the felting sponge, and using bits of roving needle-felt the pattern onto the material.

I then added some darker green for "Veins"

When done, pin the piece of velvet on to the piece that you have kept for the bag. (Remember you will be folding the bag piece in half and sewing together so place it on one half of the bag piece).

Sew onto the bag and decorate with a fancy stitch or embroidery if you would like.

Fold the bag piece, right sides together and sew, the side and bottom seam.

Hem the top of the bag.
Fill with goodies - Gold Chocolates fill mine :)

And there you have a sweet St. Paddy's day Gift bag.

Here is a video I created to show you how to needle-felt, enjoy.

I would love to see some of your St. Patrick day crafts. Do share them below.

Thank you to all of you who linked up last week, I so appreciate being able to visit such creative folk :).
The most visited link from last week was:

These super cute crochet Key-Ring ideas from E Strea Chikitu

My choices for the week:

This adorable Cherry Blossom Branch DIY by Nici @ Posed Perfection

King and Queens - Peg dolls by Karen @ Bridgit's Bell
These dolls are sooooo adorable, love them!

Thank you all for your amazing crafts.

Your links have been pinned on the board :)

Don't forget to grab your button if you haven't done so already :)

Please feel free to link up your crafts below.

They do not have to be tutorials, I would love to see any crafts.

I understand that the point of linking at a party is to gain exposure and share your goodies, but please stay a while and visit some of the other links available. 

I love hosting the Linky Party, but it would be so much more fun for everyone, if all of you, would take a couple of minutes to visit at least 2 other links below. 
We all appreciate visitors and comments, so please be so kind and do so.

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  1. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment today. And a big thank you for featuring my Cherry Blossom Branches. Hope you have a wonderful week.

    1. Hi Nici,
      My pleasure, they are really gorgeous!
      Your feature also ended up in my Weekly Newsletter, as did all the features, be sure to sign up for your copy :)

  2. thank you for featuring my keyrin!
    this week i linked a crochet skirt!
    love you needelfelting tuto by the way :-)

    1. Hi E Strea Chikitu,
      My pleasure, thanks for joining in again.
      Have a great weekend.

  3. Thank you so much for this fab party and great tutorial! Looking good!

    hugs x

    1. Hi Crystelle,
      Thanks for joining in again this week, I so appreciate it :)

  4. Thank you for hosting again, Natalie! If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

    1. Hi there,
      I have made a note and will be joining in next Tuesday :)
      Thank for joining in and for visiting.

  5. Just stopping by from Creative Friday, what a cute St. Pat's Project, I love needle felting. :)

  6. Thanks so much for featuring my kings and queens, I really appreciate it!! You have a great blog.
    Karen at

  7. I forgot to say I shared your blog on FB.

  8. That's adorable and so creative Natalie! I've never worked at all with felting before, but when I do, I know whose blog I'll be visiting for ideas! ;-)

    Thanks for sharing at the Farm Girl Blog Fest--always a was a pleasure to find your posts in the list!

    ~Kristi@Let This Mind Be in You


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