So in preparation for the Tokyo Yarn crawl this Saturday, I whipped up a few ornaments to hang on my official yarn crawl bag.
When I was printing the label for the yarn crawl flag, I didn’t want to waste the extra space on the iron paper. So I googled old medical drawings and found a few cool illustrations to print.
After printing, I ironed the print outs onto pieces of white felt. The felt I used was a type of sticky iron-on felt. If I was to make some more, I would try regular iron-on felt because my machine’s needle became sticky and caused the thread to get all wonky.
Next I dug up some of my old swatches. To make it easier to sew them, I ironed some stiff interfacing onto the back.
The ribbon I used to make the loops was an elastic velvet ribbon. I sandwiched it between the white felt and the swatch and then sewed around the illustration.
Finally trimmed the excess felt and swatch.
I think these are really fun and I totally want to make some more with different illustrations. I think they would make really fun christmas ornaments.