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Topic: Everything is better with some mushrooms on it (tutorial lots o' pics)  (Read 576 times)
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« on: April 08, 2017 11:41:58 AM »


I needed some teeny little fungi for a small project and thought I'd take process pics to share while I was figuring out how to make them.

You could make these any size and probably use any fabric but I made them tiny and out of felt.
First cut a half circle, embellish with french knots or beads or even teeny sequins if desired:


Sew the straight sides together from top to bottom leaving a length of thread remaining. Cut a circle the diameter of the base of your mushroom cap and optionally stitch gills. Using an awl or larger needle poke a hole in the centre of the circle:


This picture is a bit fuzzy but you can see how I've poked a pipe cleaner through the hole and bent it to keep the circle from slipping off. This bent bit of pipe cleaner will act as the stuffing to fill up the cap. If you've chosen to cut a larger shape you may want to insert a little fiberfil:


Again with the fuzzy image, sorry. Hard to take close ups of things this small!
Using the loose bit of thread you left, attach the cap to the circle. Hide the knot by threading the end into the cap between the layers of felt and tugging it gently until the knot goes in, trim the thread:


I'll let the following pictures speak for themselves, you'll just be repeating the above steps as many times as you like though I think unless you've got a very long pipe cleaner, this is the max amount of mushrooms you can reasonably get at a time:








Now I just stitched the lower bends right to my project which you can see here in greens and blues instead of red and white Wink :
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452093.0

ETA I wrote another tute for larger fungi here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452161.msg5441258#msg5441258
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2017 10:47:02 AM »

WOWZERS! You are the Magic Mushroom-Maker!
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2017 08:48:57 PM »

Such a good idea!  So many tiny stitches.
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017 01:01:54 PM »

Great tutorial!
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2017 07:50:08 AM »

So cute and tiny! Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017 07:09:24 AM »

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