Fabric Acorns

It’s hard to notice the change of seasons in the desert, but being raised in a four seasons climate my body knows and it’s impatiently looking forward to cooler days. I like playing with yarn and fabric when the weather gets cooler. Somehow they feel like ‘cooler’ weather crafts. I’ve wanted to make fabric acorns for a long time. I even have a board on Pinterest dedicated to Acorns. And now it felt like the right time to give it a try.

I know a place downtown my city where there is a few acorn trees and I went and picked up a couple dozens. I was surprised at how small they were. Somehow I imagined them bigger. Maybe it’s a different type of acorn. At home I played a bit with the size of fabric before I got the right fit.

You will need: small scraps of fabric, acorn tops, sewing needle, thread, polyfill and a hot glue gun.

The technique is quite easy. Cut a circle. Then cut in half. Fold the half circle in half, right sides together and stitch at the edge. When you come to the top turn it inside out, stitch around the edge without closing it shut, fill it with polyfill, draw the string to close it. Here is a visual:

After you fill it in, pull the thread and stitch it shut. I used a hot glue gun to add the acorn tops. And voila!!

Have fun!!



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