This is perhaps the quickest, easiest handmade stocking stuffer ever!
I have a ton of people in my life to give Christmas gifts, and I always like to include something handmade – however this year (and every year, let’s be honest) time is limited!
So I wanted an easy project that I could whip up at break-neck speeds, while still being cute and customized to my friends and family’s taste.
(I hate giving out the same hat or scarf to everyone I know. I like to customize!)
Felties are these magical little embroidered felt characters for applying to all kinds of things.
I will be applying them to crochet mug cozies!
(Don’t worry if you’ve never worked with them before, I’ve got loads of photos below on how to work with felties)
I’ll choose a different feltie for each special person in my life and voila – custom, cute little gifts in about fifteen minutes or less.
I ordered my felties from Bold Chic Boutique on Etsy – she has tons of super cute designs for holiday or anytime and shipped fast to my door!
And did I mention felties are CHEAP? They run you about a dollar each. And the cost of yarn for these cozies is well under a dollar.
Quick, cute, and affordable gifts? Sign me up!
I’ve also created a FREE PRINTABLE for gifting these cute cozies! They are made to fit this pattern and make giving or selling at craft fairs so much more special.
-Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn (I got about 6 cozies from one skein)
-Size N 10 mm crochet hook
-Tapestry needle with a large eye
-Hot glue gun
-Small piece of cardboard
-Printable from above (optional)
Begin with a slip knot, Ch 18, sl st into first Ch to form a ring (next to the slip knot), Ch 1, begin working in rounds
Rounds 2-5: Sc in each around, sl st to join, Ch 1, (18)
Round 6: Sc in each around, sl st to join, finish off, weave ends (18)
Begin feltie prep:
Your felties will come to you uncut, meaning they are stitched onto the felt with excess felt around. Like this:
Begin by trimming around the edge, but not too close. Be careful not to trim the actual stitching.
Once you’ve cut around the stitching it will have little fuzzies around the edge.
Cutting along the edge, holding your scissors flat against the feltie, trim the fuzzies for a clean edge.
Should look something like this!
Now comes the fun part – hot glue! Make sure you are cautious with this stuff, it’s like molten lava!
Place a piece of cardboard in the cozy to protect the glue from leeching through your stitches and gluing the cozy together.
Now we are ready to glue! Load up the back of your feltie with enough glue to grip the fabric of the cozy.
Now stick that baby on your cozy and press!
Now remove your cardboard
And package up your cozy for gifting!
Don’t forget to PIN this pattern to your Pinterest boards!
What felties will you use? Comment below!