It's Day 4 of our Annual Fall Felt Series! Yay! It's bittersweet, though. So far, this is my favorite series of ours and I'm sad to see it coming to an end.
I'm super excited about this DIY! It seems overwhelming, I know... but, trust me, it's worth the patience you'll invest in it! This DIY Needle Felted and Hand Beaded Shoulder Embellishment is the most amazing addition to any boring, plain sweater you might have laying around.
What you'll need:
Needle felting tool
Needle felting brush
For my felt, I used For this project I used Michael Levine's Classic Navy 100% Wool Felt.
This is the before.. boring, plain... BLAH. It needs a little something extra, I thought.
I measured the length of the shoulder seam, from collar to sleeve. I made my triangle exactly that long and half that wide.
Next, pin it in place and then try on your sweater to make sure you like where your embellishment lies.
Once you've settled on placement, starting punching away with your needle felting tool and brush. Remove pins one at a time as you go along needle felting to make sure the felt stays in place. When you get both felt pieces needle felted on, you can start your beading! I just made up my design as I went. I used tiny little copper colored seed beads and black thread. There's really no technique to this other than exercising A LOT of patience!! You just need to keep reminding yourself how amazing the outcome is going to be!
For the record, I am totally digging black and navy together right now!
Total outfit details: Sweater and Pants - HM, Shoes - Kenneth Cole New York, Necklace - Rosewood