How to make cloud, raindrop and snowflake felt paperclips

Make your own cloud, raindrop and snowflake felt paperclips

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but we’re making it more delightful, la la la, la la la, la la laaaaa! January weather may be bleak but we’ve chosen to embrace it with these sweet weather-themed paperclips.

Choose from two clouds, a snowflake or a smiling raindrop. Or better still, make them all. Silvia Anaya of Yarn Plus Art shows us how in this free tutorial.

Raindrop paperclip

How to make a felt raindrop paperclip

You’ll need

  • Merino wool felt in light blue and white
  • Blue paperclip
  • Embroidery thread in light blue, black and white
  • Soft toy filling
  • Templates
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make the raindrop paperclip

Step one

Print out the templates. Cut out the main template piece and both of the cheek templates.

Step two

Place the main template piece onto the light blue felt, pin it in place and cut around it to create a raindrop piece. Do this twice to create two raindrops.

How to make a felt raindrop paperclip

Step three

Place the circle templates onto the white fabric, pin them in place and cut around them to create two cheek pieces.

How to make a felt raindrop paperclip

Step four

Take three strands of black embroidery thread and embroider the face onto one raindrop piece. Use backstitch to create a mouth.

How to make a felt raindrop paperclip

Step five

Place the white circle pieces of felt on the same side of the raindrop piece, pin them in place and secure them in position using a straight stitch with the white embroidery thread.

Step six

Add a dab of glue to the paperclip and stick it to the back of the raindrop piece you’ve just added a face to.

How to make a felt raindrop paperclip

Step seven

Place both raindrop pieces wrong sides (WS) together, secure them in place with some pins, and blanket stitch around the edges with the light blue embroidery thread to secure them together. Leave a 2.5cm (1″) opening on one side to insert the polyester filling.

Step eight

Stuff the raindrop with polyester filling and use blanket stitch to sew up the hole.

Download the templates for the raindrop

 

Snowflake paperclip

How to make a felt snowflake paperclip

You’ll need

  • Merino wool felt in light grey
  • White paper clip
  • Embroidery thread in black, silver and light pink
  • Small black eyes
  • Soft toy filling
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make the snowflake

How to make a felt snowflake paperclip

Step one

Print out the templates. Cut out the snowflake template piece, place it onto the grey felt, secure it with pins, and cut it out. Do this twice to create two snowflakes. Then cut out the circle templates, place them on the white wool felt, pin them in place, and cut out two cheek pieces.

How to make a felt snowflake paperclip

Step two

Use the black embroidery thread to secure the eyes onto one of the grey snowflake pieces. Use three strands of black embroidery thread to embroider eyelashes onto the felt.
How to make a felt snowflake paperclip

Step three

Take three strands of light pink embroidery thread and backstitch a mouth onto the right side (RS) of the same piece. Take three strands of silver embroidery thread and straight stitch two cheeks onto the RS of the piece. Then take another length of silver embroidery thread and create a straight stitch, looping back across it with another straight stitch, and securing these in place with couching stitches to create a crown.

Step four

Use glue to secure the paperclip to the wrong side (WS) of the piece of felt.

Step five

Place both pieces of felt WS together, pin together and blanket stitch around the edges, leaving a 2.5cm (1″) opening to add filling.

Step six

Stuff the snowflake with polyester filling and blanket stitch to close.

Download the snowflake template

 

Cloud paperclips How to make a felt cloud paperclip

You’ll need (for both clouds)

  • Merino wool felt in white and light pink
  • Black, white and light pink embroidery thread
  • Sort toy filling
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors

For the blue cloud

  • Merino wool felt in blue
  • Blue paperclip
  • Light blue embroidery thread
  • Small black eyes

For the pink cloud

  • Merino wool felt in bright pink
  • Pink paperclip
  • Bright pink embroidery thread

How to make the clouds

Step one (blue cloud)

Print out the templates. Cut out the cloud template, plus the bow tie if you’re making the blue cloud. Cut out two of the circle templates as well. Place the bow tie template onto the light blue felt, pin it in place and cut out a piece from the felt.

Step one (pink cloud)

Print out the templates. Cut out the cloud template, plus the bow if you’re making the pink cloud. Cut out two of the circle templates as well.  Place the bow template on the bright pin felt, secure it in place with a pin and cut around it.

Step two

Place the cloud template on the white felt, pin it in place and cut around it. Do this twice to create two cloud pieces. Place the circle templates onto the light pink felt, pin in place and cut out two circles.

Step three 

Place the circles on a white cloud piece, pin in place and use straight stitch to secure them.

Step four (blue cloud)

Use black embroidery thread to secure the eyes in place on the same cloud piece. Take three strands of black embroidery thread and use backstitch to create a mouth.

Step four (pink cloud)

For the pink cloud, use there strands of bright pink embroidery thread to create a mouth with a straight stitch, and use three strands of black embroidery thread to create eyes.

How to make a felt cloud paperclip

Step five (blue cloud)

Take the blue bow tie piece and tie it in the middle with light blue embroidery thread to form a bow tie shape. Sew it onto the cloud piece you’ve added the face to.

How to make a felt cloud paperclip

Step five (pink cloud)

Take the pink bow piece and tie it in the middle with bright pink embroidery thread to form a bow shape. Sew it onto the cloud piece you’ve added the face to.

How to make a felt cloud paperclip

Step seven

If you’re making the blue cloud, place a dab of glue on the blue paperclip and press it onto the wrong side (WS) of one of the cloud pieces. Do the same for the pink cloud, but using a pink paperclip.

Step eight

Place both cloud pieces WS together, pin in place and blanket stitch around the edges using white thread. Leave a 2.5cm (1″) opening. Fill the cloud with polyester filling and blanket stitch to close.

 Download the templates for the clouds

 

Silvia Anaya of Yarn Plus ArtAbout Silvia Anaya

Silvia is a crocheter, knitter, felt artist and mother of one. She enjoys fattening up her loved ones with baked goods at her Long Beach, California home when she isn’t crafting. Silvia’s continually searching for new ideas to bring to life, and hopes to inspire others on her creative journey. You can find her business Yarn Plus Art on Etsy and Instagram.

 

 

 

 

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