Crafting with kids

Felt photo frame

Рамка-магнит для фотографий своими рукамиPhoto frame made of felt fabric

Are your knds bored and mess around? I know what can make they interested!! Toys and other craft objects from a felt fabric is the best thing to offer. First of all, kids leard to make basic hand sewing stitches, they develope fine hand motor skills ,that in it's turn helps to develope their brain too! And as a result they get a toy that they can give as a present to grandmother too. And today we can make a photo frame using this tutorial. 

 We will need 

  • white thick felt fabric, about 3-4 mm
  • Anchore or DMC size 10 cotton crochet thread
  • heart shaped bead
  • Lace band 
  • braid
  • cardboard
  • PVA or a hot glue
  • scissors, ruler and a pencil
  • dressmaker pattern or any coin with 1.5-2 cm diameter
  • flat fridge magnet

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Now, once the required materials are in place, let's make the frame

I make a small frame, so I cut the square about 10x10 cm (4x4 inches) 

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Stepping 2-3 cm aside off the edge, make another square for the photo itself

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To make a nice round edge you can use a dressmaker's plastic templates, but the matching coin will do too. Place it on a corner and draw a smooth edge

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Cut the template out

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In order to have a nice edge, use a size 10 crochet lace thread and starting from corner work with a whip stitch. To fix the beginning thread, sew the thick felt through, so that the spare end is hidden inside, then you just work your stitches over the same place

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Work the edge and the inner space

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For the decorations, sew in the braid band into the inner opening with an overcast stitch
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Make a bow with a lace band
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And then sew in a heart shaped bead
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Sew in the bow to the frame
To make the back side of a photo frame, it should be 1-2 cm smaller than our decorative part of a frame. Using the photo below, measure and cut the background from a cardboard 

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Cut it out
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Using a hot glue gun, attach the cardboard detail, applying glue only to the vertical sides and the horizontal parts of a bottom. The top part remains unglues, for the photo purpose

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Attach a fridge magnet

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The photo frame is ready

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Tags: felt, felt fabric, felt fabric toys, photo frame

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