project: psl embroidered hexagon pin
I love pumpkin spice lattes. I also love embroidery and making paper-pieced hexagons. This project brings those things together. Plus, who wouldn't want to wear their favorite fall beverage on their jacket? Okay, so maybe that sounds a bit like you've spilled it down your front. But you know what I mean...
Today I'm also doing a bit of a post swap with Nancy from Do Small Things with Love. Be sure to visit her to make another pumpkin project using felt!
Here's what you need:
Finished embroidery of the PSL (but you could use anything small)
Card stock hexagon shape (Mine is about 1-1/8 on each side)
Needle and thread
Here's what you do:
Pin the hexagon template onto the back of your finished embroidery. Make sure it's centered and pointing in the direction you want. Cut out around the hexagon and make a paper pieced hexie. See my instructions here.
Remove the paper from the hexagon, and pin it onto your felt. Use embroidery floss to stitch the embroidered hexie to the felt. I used blanket stitch (I've been on a roll lately, whereas sometimes I fail at this stitch!), but you could use any stitch you like.
Cut out around the shape, leaving a bit of felt showing.
Stitch the pin back to the back, stitching through the felt only.
Now, this is a little backwards from how I would usually do this. Normally, I would cut out the felt shape, stitch the pin back on, then attach the hexie. You can do that, but I wanted to make sure my felt and hexagon matched up perfectly, so this was the better option.
Pin your PSL onto your favorite denim jacket and you're officially ready for fall!
For another fun project inspired by pumpkin spice, check out the adorable felt pumpkin tag that Nancy made! I love that we've been able to take a theme and each come up with different projects...but that still look like they go together!