Sometimes little pockets need little treasures for little hands to hold. This delightful Flower Fairy tutorial by Maker Team member Jessa of @sebastian.design.dolls is so sweet and can be customized in so many ways. It only takes a little bit of time and supplies to make a big surprise. See for yourself!
This little fairy is perfect for taking with you anywhere! Since she’s got her own little sleeping bag, she’s ready for any adventure - day or night. This is a great project for using up scraps of felt and bits of roving because all of the pattern pieces are small. Make a whole family of fairies in all colors!
Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 1-2 hours
Assorted Wool Blend Felt
Embroidery Floss in Coordinating Colors
Corriedale Wool Roving
Beads and Sequins
Flower Fairy and Sleeping Bag Pattern (click to download)
1. Print the Flower Fairy and Sleeping Bag Pattern above and cut out all the pattern pieces. Trace and cut the pieces onto felt colors of choice as follows:
Wings - 1 from glitter felt
Body, Heart and Sleeping Bag - 1 each from wool blend felt
Back Body and Head - 1 each from same color of skin tone wool blend felt
2. Select embroidery floss that match the fairy’s skin tone and use two strands to whipstitch the head to the body.
3. Using invisible ink, trace the face and any embroidery details for the body. Stitch the face using two strands of embroidery floss. Embroider and embellish the fairy body to your liking.
4. Stitch the back body to the front body using two strands of embroidery floss that match the front body. Whipstitch starting at the neck and ending at the neck on the other side.
Make sure to stitch very close to the neckline so that, when you stuff the fairy, there isn’t a gap for the Polyfil to spill out.
5. Select embroidery floss that matches the skin tone. Starting at the neckline, use two strands of floss to whipstitch the head closed. Stop at the top of the head and stuff lightly with Polyfil. A stuffing tool or chopstick can help with this.
6. Finish stitching closed the head. Move the stuffing around a bit to even out the distribution.
7. Cut 6” of wool roving. It’s okay to cut the roving for this particular project! Find the center and fold it in half. Use two strands of embroidery floss that match the roving and attach it to the center of the head.
If you aren't particular about the color of roving you use (or just like to be surprised), try one of Benzie's roving scrap bags, found here.
8. Add a few stitches on either side of the head and along the back side to ensure the roving will stay attached. Do this until you feel it’s secure. Tie off.
9. Attach the wings using either glue or a few stitches. You can use a contrasting thread color for added decoration.
10. Take your sleeping bag piece and fold it up 2”. There will be 1” without overlap at the top. Now you can see where to place the sleeping bag decorations.
11. Stitch on the heart using two strands of embroidery floss. Customize with additional embroidery or decorations! Pin the sleeping bag together and whipstitch each side using two strands of embroidery floss.
That’s it! Now you can make a whole forest full of little fairy friends!
Thanks to Jessa for designing and writing this tutorial! You can follow her on Instagram @sebastian.design.dolls or visit her website. Stay tuned for more Benzie Design Maker Team tutorials from Jessa and the rest of the team!