A little while ago we were very kindly given a big bag of felt by a relative, and a soon as I saw the colours - greens, greys, browns and blues, I thought peacock wings.
After a bit of online research, I came across the tutorial for rainbow fabric stash wings at Llevo el invierno, and fell in love - they were so pretty, and I new they were the wings I was going to make - slightly less peacock like, but so simple and beautiful. The tutorial is fantastic - and even better, it really does only involve sewing in straight lines (or slightly curved, but no corners, turning inside out, seams etc). And if you use felt like I did, you don't even have to worry about it fraying.
Here's a few in progress photos. I used the same colours in the same order on each side, but you could also mix it up and make it completely random and rainbow like the original.
|There was cutting (I gave myself scissor blisters!) |
|Repeat, repeat, repeat|
|Possibly not the most ideal working surface!|
|Ready to be tried on - or so I thought, but then I realised I'd sewn the wrist tie on the wrong side!|
And here's a few action shots...
|If it hadn't been for the Peppa Pig coat, this might have looked quite camouflaged|
|Practicing jumping off tree stumps |
And finally, to the gifter of the felt - thank you so much. It will provide lots of fun for a lot of time to come.