Monday, August 1, 2016
Hand-Sewn Felt Seashells
I'm not sure what happened to my original seashell collection, but over the years I have gathered many shells during my own visits to East Coast beaches. I keep them in jars and baskets around the house because I'm still fascinated by their shapes and textures.
I tried to celebrate--not duplicate--the beauty of seashells with a collection of felt shells that appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of Craft Ideas magazine. I used felt and embroidery floss to create replicas of a scallop shell, oyster shell, sand dollar, and starfish. (I think the scallop shell is my favorite.)
If you'd like to try to sew your own seashell--or the whole collection, click here to go to the instructions and patterns on the Craft Ideas website.