How much fun are fridge magnets? So much!! And, to make one yourself is just amazing. I made a felt fridge magnet that turned out to be insanely adorable. These are so easy to make that you’ll end up making a whole lot of these.
Supplies – Felt Fabric, Needle, Thread, Seed beads, Cotton wool, Magnet, Fabric glue, and Silicon glue dots [Note: you can buy all the supplies in form of an assembled kit from my FB shop here]
So, let’s get started. First of all you need to cut the felt fabric into 5 petals flower shapes of any size you want. Make sure that both the shapes are exactly same in size and shape. You can use a paper cut out for accuracy.
Once you have the flower shapes ready, you need to stitch them together by the edges. I used a blanket stitch to do the same. Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end of the thread, keeping a double thread for use. Keep the thread long enough to stitch the edges easily. It’s better to use a thread in contrasting color. Then take the two flower-shaped cutouts and stack them one over the other. Then starting from one edge, insert the needle into about 2-3mm away from the edge of back piece. Add a seed bead to the thread. Pull the thread through till the knot is up against the fabric.
Now, form a loop by bringing the thread around the edge inserting the needle through the upper sheet of felt at the same point. You need to push the needle through the loop that is formed, keeping the needle to the right of the loop. This will complete one loop.
Continue stitching the edges by adding seed beads and looping.
Stitch three edges and leave the other two open, forming a hole. Stuff the flower with the cotton wool and stitch the remaining edges.
Now with the help of fabric glue paste a small circular piece of felt on the center of the top side.
Now, attach the magnet at the back with the help of silicon glue dot and it’s ready!!
You can make a lot of them in various shapes and sizes and decorate your fridge, cupboards, desk, etc. They’ll make great gifts for office as well. Share your experiences in the comments below. Happy Creating!!