Fabric Weighted Letters
Hiya friends! I’ve been creating away this week and wanted to share the fruits of my labor! Actually, it isn’t fruit I whipped up, it was letters! My fabric weighted letters are a fun idea for photo props, decoration, or just a comforting friend and they’re super simple to do!
To create about a 16 in letter, you’ll need:
- about a half yard of fabric per letter
- thread to match your fabric
- a cup of Quality Plastic Pellets per letter
- about 2 or 3 cups of additional filling such as polyfil
- and a computer with printer
First, get yourself a downloadable pattern of the letter or letters you want. It’s easy peasy to find a free one! You’ll want to resize it to the size of letter you want then print it out. If you can’t find one, you can easily create your own! Just get a large, clean sheet of paper and draw your own letter pattern. If you are more of an expert seamstress rather than an artist, you can go into a word processing program and type out your letters. If you take this approach you’ll need to see what is the max size you can print out; if it isn’t large enough print it in the middle and use a ruler to add about an inch out from all lines to achieve a bigger letter!
You’ll want to cut out two fabric pieces for each letter, and sew them inside out leaving a gap at the bottom for stuffing of about 3 inches. Flip the fabric back to the good side out, and start filling. You may want to alternate between some plastic pellets and the other filling here, to get a good blend throughout the letter. Once you’re done use the blink stitch to close.
I hope you enjoy my quick craft this week! What letters will you create? If you need Quality Plastic Pellets for this or any other craft, just click on the link below.