,DIY Fabric Fairy House Tutorial
It is time to use your imagination and get creative because anything wild and fun goes in fairy land. . It would be super fun to do with a pair of old jeans. For the tutorial, I am upcycling the side piece of a coffee sack. One of the things I love most about this project is the way it allows you as the maker to try new stitches and techniques with the amazing embroidery floss that now comes on a SPOOL. Don’t fret. I am going to tell you all about that too! This DIY fabric fairy house tutorial can be done with felt, fabric and even burlap.
Fairies are mysterious and magical. Because they are part of the world of imagination, anything is possible when creating homes for them. These little cuties would be great to put down on the floor in the corner of your home as decor that sparks conversation with kids about fairies and their worlds. Just think what could be on the other side of the door.
Materials and Supplies Needed for DIY Fabric Fairy House
- Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools
- Fabric Piece Large Enough for the House (2 If Sewing into a Pillow)
- Scraps of Fabric in a Variety of Colors (Upcycled Clothing and Felt are GREAT)
- Buttons and Trims If Desired
- Wooden House (I found the ones I used in the Dollar Spot at Target.)
- E6000 FabriFuse Adhesive
One of the best parts about this project is the flexibility in materials that can be used. It would work great to recycle old clothing or flour sacks. It is also fun to use the scraps from adored sewing projects. Goodness know, we who sew have a lot of these.
Directions to Make DIY Fabric Fairy House
These directions for making a fairy house using fabric scraps are relatively simple. However, more difficult stitches could be used by an embroidery pro. This project could be made in different sizes too, even large enough to be a pillow. Let’s make one.
Cut the base of your house from a large piece of fabric. I used burlap. If you plan to make a pillow, cut two exactly the same. I only cut one for each house because I am gluing it to a wood piece.
Cut out a door and a window from fabric scraps in the colors that you love most. These could be exaggerated in size or make really tiny. This is the opportunity to use your creative ideas and bring them to life.
Thread a needle with Anchor® Embroidery Floss. This could be in a matching or contrasting color. This is another time to make the decision on whether to use a single stand or double it up. I used a single strand for the stitching around the windows and doors.
Stitch the windows and doors to the house base. I added French knots in the centers of the windows.
Add details by stitching on a button for a flower and a door knob. It is fun to add a roof. Additionally, there are so many things that could be added here including trims, lace and layers of fabric. I kept this one simple but you could get totally wild.
We are moving right along. Next, use Fabri-Fuse to adhere ribbon around the edge of the wooden house.
And then, use the Fabri-Fuse to adhere the burlap house with all of your decorations and stitches to the front of the wood house.
Gather strands of all of the colors that used from the spools of embroidery floss. Use them to tie a bow around the chimney. If you don’t have a chimney and want to add a bow,stitch it on the roof!
Look at the two different ways you can sew a button to the door. There are actually lots of fun ways to sew buttons onto projects. Maybe I need to write a post all about that for y’all!
Anchor Embroidery Floss Spools
There are no more tangled skeins- floss stays neat and tidy with the new Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools. The floss rolls smoothly off the spool and doesn’t tangle or knot when pulling out a length to work with. Storage is neat and tidy with spools, no more piles of tangled floss. This really helped the DIY Fabric Fairy House project go smoothly.
Anchor Embroidery Floss Spools are mercerized for a brilliant luster and smooth finish. Spools eliminate the need to rewind the floss onto cards. The color number is printed on the bottom label, so you will never lose track of what color is on the spool.
There is a color chart conversion tool that you might find very helpful.
And, Anchor Spools are currently available 438 solid colors and 12 multi-colors on 10.9 yard (10 m) spools, which is 25% more floss than skeins. Plus 20 popular colors are available on a 32.8 yard (30 meter) spools. Use their handy Anchor color chart and conversion tool for shade recommendations for all cross stitch and embroidery patterns. And the spools are made from polypropylene which is a Class 5 recyclable.
MORE Stitching Crafts with Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools
There are so many ways to use embroidery floss to create. Here are a few of my favorite embroidery projects for beginners and even kids learning to stitch. If you like the DIY Fabric Fairy House, here are some more fun ideas for you.
Beth from Creatively Beth is sharing this darling hand-stitched burlap bag over on her blog. It would be so fun to use when giving a gift.
Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama whipped up this darling READ bookmark. I LOVE this crafty idea for kids. Over and above spelling out the word READ, they could spell their names!
The gingerbread house ornament is super fun. It is similar to this project but sewn into a pillow type project that can be stuffed. This would work great as a fairy house too.
If you like these darling fabric fairy houses, be sure to comment and let me know. I would love for you share it and PIN it too! Together, we can make the world a more creative one filled with imagination.
Cheers to Stitching With UNTANGLED Floss!