project pattern // pumpkin spice latte felt applique
You know I'm all about the pumpkin spice. I love it so much that I made my brother work at Trader Joe's just to have access to all the pumpkin goodness! (Just kidding...he works there, but it was his own idea and I just reap the pumpkin rewards!) In addition to enjoying this yummy flavor, I'm also all about crafting the PSL. Hence a felt applique!
If you're a sewing purist, you looking at this photo and saying "um, Mollie...that's not an applique." It is true that there's no sewing in this tag you see, but the pattern works how you want it to.
You can make a fast and easy tag with the felt pieces glued in place, you can cut the pieces from fabric with fusible interfacing and then add some machine sewing details, or you can hand stitch these pieces in place. I'll show you how to make the tag, and you can then use the pattern however you'd like!
You will need:
Orange and white felt
Black embroidery floss
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Cut out the pieces from felt. Use white for the two lid pieces and cup sleeve and orange for the cup and pumpkin.
Embroider the face on the pumpkin. I usually just freehand where the face should go and stitch it with french knots and a scallop stitch.
Attach the pieces from the bottom layer up to the top. This goes for whether you are gluing or stitching.
Start with the cup and larger lid piece so they are just touching.
Add the tiny strip of lid piece to cover where the cup and lid meet. Attach the club sleeve and pumpkin last.
You now have a little PSL!
If you glued like I did, the tag may ripple a bit, or at least have a slight curve to it. Once it dries completely, that will flatten out.
Add a ribbon to the tag, and tie it onto a sweet gift (I recommend a can of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice coffee), hang it as an ornament, or simply tuck it into an autumn display.
Of course, if you're sewing this, it would be great on a mug rug or coaster, a cloth bag, or as part of a mini quilt!
For those of you who aren't fans of the PSL, I still love you. And you can also use this pattern and customize the sleeve area with another shape or some embroidery. A heart would be perfect for any coffee lover!
How will you use your pumpkin spice latte applique?