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Jul272017

Cactus Trio

Don’t have a green thumb? Perfect! Here’s a plant that requires no watering! All you need is a little imagination and display skills. Try making a felt cactus to add a little creative decor to your home or office. Bonus! The only needles this cactus has are the ones you sew with. 

Fabric

-Kunin Felt Fabric Peacock 9”x 12”,(K450-6G4)

-Kunin Felt Fabric Green Apple 9”x 12”,(K450-458)

-Weeks Dye Works Wool Fat Quarter Houndstooth 16"x26", Chartreuse, (#WDWHT-2203)

Pattern

Download the free pattern HERE!

Supplies

-Craft Poly Fill – Fairfield PF12A Poly-Fil 12/CASE, (#1087)

-Buttons - Just Another Button Co. Button Up! Emerald Sprinkle Pack, (#JABC35-09)

-Thread - Mettler Silk Cotton Finish 50wt Thread, (#9104-)

-Pot Base

Step 1 - Cut Fabric

Cut of fabric pieces per pattern instructions.

Step 2 – Assembly, ¼ seam allowance

Select an overcasting stitch to sew. (An overcasting stitch can be used to finish the edge of your fabric and simply give more detail.)   Take one pair of fabric and stitch around three sides leaving the bottom side open. Repeat for the second and third pairs of fabric pieces.  Pile the 3 pairs of fabric on top of each other and straight stitch vertically down the center.

Step 3 – Stuff and Finishing Touches

-Stuff pockets with poly fill from the open botton side until the desired shape.

-Add optional décor to mimic the needles and flowers of a real cactus. 

 Plant in pot….

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