Happy Sun Sewing Kit – put a little sunshine into your life by making this cute hanging ornament – its easy with my sewing kit.
I designed this happy little sun felt ornament, and have made up a sewing kit with all the materials you need to make him yourself.
The finished sun measures 9cm in diameter, and is approx 1.5cm thick, and hangs by a length of embroidery thread / floss.
The sun is made from yellow (acrylic) felt, I have laser cut the two outer yellow felt shapes for accuracy.
There are 3 layers of polyester wadding to make the ornament nice and plump. Two layers of wadding are the shape of the sun, then an extra circle of wadding is sandwiched between them, this gives a ’roundness’ to your sun.
The kit comes with all the embroidery thread / floss you will need to complete this little project. In fact I have supplied a full skein of the green thread you will use to sew around the outside edge of the sun, and to create the loop. This gives you plenty to have a practice! You need less black thread as this is just for his eyes and mouth, I’ve included 2m (2 yards) on a little wooden bobbin.
The pack you will receive has full instructions with diagrams on how to assemble your sun, I have published a tutorial on my blog with even more detailed step by step instructions with photos. The pack also includes a full size drawing of the sun showing the eyes and mouth positions, you can use this template if you want to match the look I have for my sun.
The skills you will need to feel comfortable making this project are basic sewing and embroidery skills – I used two embroidery stitches for my sun’s face – a long French knot (or Bullion stitch) and back stitch. To join the sun together you can use a blanket stitch or a running stitch, both work well and look good.
You will also need scissors, pins and a sewing needle (I recommend using a needle for embroidery) to complete the project.
This is a kit and not a finished product.
All artwork is copyright Karen Smith. No reproduction or use of this artwork is permitted without my written permission.