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Topic: Everything is better with MORE mushrooms on it! (pic loaded tute)  (Read 1879 times)
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« on: April 16, 2017 07:03:15 AM »

After posting this tiny mushroom tutorial I made some larger fungi to share.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452094.msg5439976#msg5439976



First cut out some half circles. You can add spots using small circles of felt, beads, french knots, or sequins or you can leave them plain, they are cute either way.


The stems are rectangles of felt rolled up and stitched down the side. Leave a tail of thread for later.


Aren't the tops adorable already? The stems however resemble nothing more than a bunch of tampons, ha ha. Don't worry, we'll fix that right up.


You can make the tops several ways. Pictured first is one you'd turn inside out so the seam was on the inside. This would be good if you were using fabric but I found it unnecessary for felt.


Fold the circle in half, insert the needle at the fold with the knot on the inside of the mushroom cap.


Stitch down the sides leaving a tail of thread like so


If you are more of a perfectionist you can make the point of the cap a little tidier by cutting a tiny little notch at the fold.


The first stitch or two will go over the notch creating a more rounded point.


It's a subtle difference.


Once the tops are together cut circles of felt for the underside of the mushrooms caps. Just guesstimate the correct size, you don't have to be precise.


Using the tail of thread you left on the stem, attach it to the circle. You can optionally add stitches to represent gills if you wish.


Using the tail of thread you left on the mushroom cap, stitch it to the circle. If the circle is slightly smaller in circumference than the cap, simply ease the fabrics together to make them fit. It's totally fine if the cap gets gathered slightly, it will hardly be noticeable at all. Add a little stuffing in the cap once you've stitched part way round.


I added more gills to some, less to others, and grass to the base of one.


Now I just have to figure out what to do with them all. Got any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017 07:43:35 AM »

They are wonderful!
Thanks for the tut!
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017 09:18:44 AM »

How fun!  I like all the bright colors, and the cute details.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017 03:26:05 PM »

Aww! thanks for the tutorial! The fairy garden doors and accessories are really popular right now (where i live anyway) but maybe these wouldnt do well out doors? People put them indoors too I suppose. Maybe a woodland hat? they would just look cute anywhere
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2017 05:22:00 PM »

Love the rainbow of shrooms! A few would be fun on a pincushion. Or anywhere!
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017 09:18:43 AM »

These are so cute. Thanks for sharing, I definitely want to make a bunch of these.
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017 11:32:08 AM »

I love these! I need a little mushroom forest!
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017 11:38:36 AM »

Thank you all, I hope you'll make some. I have one more style of felt mushroom I made bunches of for a specific craft, I'll post those in the next couple of weeks.

I'm still stuck with what to do with these but I had thoughts of a shadow box sort of thing with that curly mossy looking roving, you know the stuff? I'm thinking to cover the whole outside with padded green felt, roving, mushrooms, etc, then build an appropriate scene inside. I have to think on it some more...
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2017 01:29:26 PM »

Adorable! I'm sure you'll find a use for them - who doesn't need a stash of crafty mushrooms?!?!
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2017 11:04:48 PM »

I love these!!! These would be cute as tree ornaments!!! Or string onto a garland!
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