Wear this stylish stitched quilted jewelry on a necklace for instant handmade glamor.
- 2 pieces of FriendlyFelt cut to desired size of pendant and at least the length of eye pin (see crafter’s note)
- 1 scrap of woven decorative fabric cut to the same size as FriendlyFelt
- 1 piece of regular felt for padding cut ¼-in. smaller than FriendlyFelt on all sides
- 2 pieces of fusible web cut to same size as felt padding
- 1 eye pin
- Embellishing glue such as Gem-Tac
- Anti-fraying liquid such as Fray Check
- Standard sewing supplies
- Layer pieces in this order: 1 layer FriendlyFelt, 1 layer fusible web, felt padding, 1 layer fusible web, woven decorative fabric (right side up). Make sure the edges of bottom FriendlyFelt piece and top decorative fabric line up.
- Iron all layers together following fusible web package directions.
- After fusing, layers may shift. Trim around so that edges are even.
- Machine stitch through all layers along outside of fabric motif. If decorative fabric does not have a central motif, you may want to stitch an overall decorative pattern across pendant.
- Use a tight zigzag stitch to sew around the pendant edges.
- If desired, embellish pendant with embroidery stitching.
- Trim any fraying edges and apply anti-fraying liquid.
- Take the remaining piece of FriendlyFelt and apply a generous amount of glue to one side, to within ¼-in. of the edges.
- Position eye pin in the glue so that the loop protrudes slightly beyond the edge of the FriendlyFelt.
- Attach the FriendlyFelt with eye pin to the back of the pendant, making sure the loop is exposed at the top.
- Press pendant under heavy books for several hours until glue is completely dry.
Crafter’s note: FriendlyFelt is a recycled fiber with a soft texture and ridged structure. Available online.
Quilted Jewelry Pendant Craft original post and photography c/o Country Woman’s featured blogger Diane Gilleland of Craftypod.
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