Presented by Crafty College,
Crafters and RiverTown Warehouse
Felt Angel Bear Pocket
Read all instructions carefully before beginning.
The pocket ornament is worked by hand using blanket stitching. You may
machine stitch around outer edge. Just be sure to pin pieces together to
hold as you stitch. Matching thread seems the best way to go for effect.
1 piece 4" X 6" white
1 piece 4" X 6" tan plus
1 square tan felt
1 piece 1" X 12" burgundy (red) felt
One 8mm jingle Bell
Burgundy or red gold, dark green and black embroidery floss
Acrylic paint in green, holly red, black and white
Hot glue and glue gun or craft glue
Small amount of stuffing
Diagram of the Blanket Stitch
For the decorative finish along the edge of the ornaments, use a blanket
stitch using two strands of embroidery floss.
Beginning on the underneath side, come up to the right side of the work.
Work the stitches about 1/4" apart and in depth as you work all the way
around to your beginning point. Remember to leave an opening for stuffing.
With right side of the fabric up, working from left to right, with the
right side of the edge toward you, hold the thread with the thumb and insert
the needle from the right side, catching the top edge of the piece you
are working with, then bring it out from under the edge and over the thread.
Draw the thread through by pulling it toward you forming the blanket stitch.
Do not pull the thread too tightly.
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Cut bear, muzzle and pockets of tan felt, wings of cream.
Using 3 strands red floss work blanket stitch across the top of pocket.
Work holly berries and leaves. Berries are 3 strands red worked in 3 French
knots. Leaves are a daisy stitch each side of berries of green floss. Or
you might prefer to dot berries of red acrylic paint with paint brush end
and leaves of green acrylic paint and small tip brush. Let dry.
Place muzzle on bear face and work small blanket stitch around muzzle with
2 strands gold floss. Dip end of paint brush in black paint and dot nose.
With gold, 2 strands outline stitch ear markings.
Using 4 strands black floss run muzzle center from nose tip to lower muzzle
center. Secure thread.
Dip paint brush end in black paint and dot eyes. Let dry. With dotter dipped
in white paint, highlight one side of each eye. Let dry.
Place body front and back together. Place pocket over lower bear body front.
Pin together. Work blanket stitch all around using 2 strands gold floss
leaving side opening where shown for stuffing.
Lightly stuff bear being sure to stuff feet, arms and ears.
With 2 strands red floss work blanket stitch around wings. With 2 strands
green floss work small running stitches just below blanket stitches. Using
2 strands gold floss make 3 stars each side of wings as shown on pattern
piece. Make a "+", go through this with an "X
Glue wing to back of bear at neck. Make a small stitch at neck center front
through all thicknesses and pull to tighten. Secure thread. This gives
the bear a puffier look.
Tie a bow with cranberry felt, 1 & 1/8" X 12". Trim ends. Glue bow
to neck center front. Glue 8mm gold jingle bell to bow center.
Run crochet thread through center back head. Tie a knot. Pull thread ends
and knot at the end for hanger, if desired.
Questions can be placed on the Blackboard.
This Web Of Angels project brought to you by:
Formerly Hickory Stick & Co.
6 Brook Road
Hannibal MO 63401
Phone: 1-573-248-3373 Fax: 1- 573-248-3501
RiverTown Warehouse has an array of patterns and kits covering crafts
like this little bear (kit #R-313 $6.00 plus P & H) There are also
a girl Angel, Santa, Snowman, Kitty and Doggy with the Angel Bear in a
pattern pack (Gift Givers ornament #R-262 for $7.00 +P&H) or the same
designs in a kit (#R-282 for $17.00 + P&H).
The kits and patterns show a variety of Christmas themes in felt, some
with added wooden pieces and other decorations to turn your home into a
winter wonderland. RiverTown also has several "Critters", a Flip Me Over
Doll ( patterns average price $7.00 + P&H each) Kits vary depending
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