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La Petite Fleur

Hand-stitch the first blooms of spring from easy-to-work-with wool.


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Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" above for patterns.

    To felt your own wool, machine-wash it in a hot-water-wash, cool-rinse cycle with a small amount of detergent. Machine-dry it on high heat and steam-press. To use fusible web for cutting circles and appliqué shapes, complete the following steps. 


1.    To cut A circles, lay fusible web, paper side up, over Pattern A. Trace pattern seven times, leaving 1⁄4" between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web circle roughly 1⁄8" outside traced lines. 

2.    Press each textured wool 4×7" rectangle in half to create two 4×3-1⁄2" sections; unfold. Following manufacturer’s instructions, press a fusible-web A circle to one section of each textured wool 4×7" rectangle; let cool. Cut out wool A circles on drawn lines. Do not peel off paper backings. Reserve remaining textured wool sections to make matching penny backings.

3.    To cut appliqué pieces B–D, lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns. Trace each pattern the number of times indicated in cutting instructions, leaving 1⁄4" between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1⁄8" outside traced lines. Following manufacturer’s instructions, press fusible-web shapes onto designated wools; let cool. Cut out wool shapes on drawn lines. Peel off paper backings.


From each textured wool, cut:

•    1 of Pattern A 

From black wool, cut:

•    7 of Pattern B

From green wool, cut:

•    14 of Pattern C

From each solid wool, cut:

•    6 of Pattern D