Monday, September 26, 2011

children can sew this miniature penny rug

Sample of a miniature penny rug.

Brief Description: This miniature sampler of a "penny" rug provides young sewers opportunity to practice their embroidery skills. 

Supply List:
  • 4 felt squares from a hobby shop or scrap woolens (4 colors minimum)
  • penny "templates" (below)
  • contrasting embroidery floss, three colors
  • embroidery needle
  • scissors
  • pins
  • black permanent ink marker
Directions:
  1. Print and cut out the penny template provided below.
  2. Draw around the circle templates with a permanent ink pen after placing these on top of your felt or woolen scrapes.
  3. Cut out your penny design and pin it down onto a rectangular felt or woolen shape according to your own tastes.
  4. Use a blanket stitch to assemble the sample penny rug.
Additional Suggestions: Use all wool or all felt scraps for your project. Once you have mastered the technique, design a larger version to cover a tabletop or bedroom dresser.
Template for a variety of "penny" shapes.
This template may be downloaded and sized in a
word document. Read the Terms of Use before
using it folks.
All patterns and photographs by Grimm copyrighted 2011.

Felt ball rugs are so easy to make,
 even a child could assemble them.

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