Koala needle-felted brooch

how to needle felt a brooch koalaNeedle felted Koala brooch

Never!!!! Never let your kids touch your computer!! I've left it unattended for ten minutes and one of the results I had is a desktop picture  with smiling koala. And looking at it's face I could not resist and started needle felting a little brooch with this cute animal. And here is the tutorial on it.

We will need 
- felting foam pad
- white, beige and gray felting wool
- black sewing thread
- felting needles
- 3 mm round black beads (2 pieces)
- scissors
- sintepon
- needle
- pinback

We start with felinting the groundwork of our brooch and make a head of koala, it should be round, with flat back side and convex for the muzzle

 koala 01

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felt ears separately

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felt in the sapre ends of ears to the future head
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make concavity on ears. the foundation is ready and we now must decorate it
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Using gray wool, work with a needle the whole suface of a head, leaving the ears's concavity intact

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Using a black wool, make a tiny nose, it should slightly bulge above the surface
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sew in beads on eyes. You can also felf a little bit of beige wool before sewing the beads, creating eyelids. Leave the thread on the back side of a work, do not cut the thread
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Sew in the pinback. I did not have a proper one, since as I mentioned above, the idea to make a brooch was a sudden one, so I had no chance to shop in LYS for proper findings

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Add more gray thread over the pinback and carefully felt it in to hide the thread and fix the pin
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Using beige wool, fill in the ears and refine the eye area

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add a hint of white wool for the chin

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The final touch is to fluff the surface with a needle with opposite section, leaving te eyes and nose unaffected

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The needle felted koala brooch is ready. Do I have to mention, that it was immediately confiscated by my daughter? And now I have to make another three for her best friends. 


Tags: felt, needle felting, brooch

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