a stitched ring...
For some reason, felt as a medium for jewelry has really appealed to me lately. It was this that brought me to the idea of felt ring. Perhaps with a button. Or maybe just a felt shape of some sort on top. And then, once I got there, I thought...it should be embroidered! And here we are.
This was a great way for me to try out one of my new Teeny Tiny Embroidery patterns that will come out soon (yes, that was a commercial for them!). But you could do any small design. I'd suggest something that is about 1" high or less.
So, here's how you can make one!
You'll need felt (wool felt will hold up longer), embroidery floss, and an embroidery pattern (Download the Olive here).
Start by tracing your pattern onto tracing paper. Trim around the embroidery pattern to make a cutting pattern. Cut out two pieces of felt from this pattern.
Stitch your pattern through the paper and both pieces of felt. When you're done, carefully tear away the paper.
Next you'll need to cut a strip of felt for the ring part. Make a strip and wrap it around your finger twice, and make sure that it overlaps just a bit. Mine is about .75" wide and 5.5" long.
Stitch it in place where the ends overlap.
Now you get to sew on the little embroidered piece. Showing this is a little tricky, but basically, you're just attaching the ring part to the embroidered part. But make sure that you only sew through the back layer of your embroidered piece. Stitch it nice and secure.
Trim your threads and you've got a new ring!
Believe it or not, this is the first time I've stitched an olive! And I get to wear it...so fun!