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I wanted to design a fun and whimsical wand that could also double as a decoration in the home! This Tiger Lily wand has a nod to doll making with the easy of a craft!
Let's get creative! Just gather the supplies below, then download the pattern templates, SVG cut files or machine embroidery files. Don't forget to share your Tiger Lily on social media using the hashtag #BSImakersclub and tag @beesewinspired.
Iron and Wool Mat
Hand sewing needle
Cricut Maker or another cutting machine for SVG File (optional)
Benzie Wool Blend Felt (in a variety of cookie colors)(use the code "BEESEWINSPIRED" at checkout for 10% off your first purchase at Benzie)
Wooden Dowling or Stick
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The Tiger Lily – Imagination Craft pattern, comes in (3) pattern sizes: 4 1/2”, 6” and 7 1/2”. Choose the size that is right for your project.
1. Download the Tiger Lily Pattern designed by Bee Sew Inspired. You can choose either the PDF Pattern to hand cut your shapes, or the SVG Cut File and follow the directions to have your Cricut Maker cut the felt shapes. Make sure to use your rotary blade and set the fabric to felt.
2. Cut out the template pieces on the cut lines.
3. Prepare your fabric. If using cotton or fraying fabric, back the fabric with Heat n Bond Lite Sewable interfacing to prevent fraying.
4. Pin the prepared template pieces and follow the cutting amounts listed on each pattern template piece.
5. Transfer any pattern markings including embroidery for the face, applique pieces, and seam allowances.
6. Place the applique flower center in place and use Fabric Fuse to secure. Hand or machine stitch with a blanket stitch around the edges to prevent fraying.
7. Using coordinating embroidery floss colors, hand embroider the face, nose, mouth and petal details using the following stitches:
• Running Stitch
• Back Stitch
• Chain Stitch
• Satin Stitch
8. Cut out the front Tiger Lily face shape.
9. Fuse the Tiger Lily front face shape to the back shape.
10. Hand or machine sew the front and back pieces together all around the perimeter. Set aside.
11. Assemble a second, plain flower in the same process as steps 9 and 10 with no face.
12. Place the (2) prepared Tiger Lily shapes, staggered on top of each other with right-side-up as shown. The embroidered face shape will be on top.