This felt shamrock stitching craft is a perfect way to add some Irish flair to your Saint Patrick's Day. Plus this project, is a great way for children to practice stitching skills.
I'll fill you in on how to make these stuffed plush felt shamrocks, and provide you with a template to cut out shamrocks in three different sizes.
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Felt Shamrocks for Saint Patrick's Day
These are cute little shamrocks that can be made in any shade of green felt. You can even make white shamrocks with green stitching.
All you need for craft supplies is green felt, embroidery floss in a different shade of green, and some craft filler or stuffing.
The leaf pieces can be cut out using the template provided through the button below.
Versatile Craft Projects
This little plush shamrock can be used in many creative ways. It's perfect as a decoration for wreaths for Irish themed home decor for Saint Patrick's Day.
You could even glue a pin closure on the back of one of these little shamrocks to create a Saint Patrick's Day badge to wear on your lapel, coat or shirt for our special Irish day.
You could add a stuffed felt shamrock to a hair clip using a hot glue gun for a unique fashion statement. One can even be stitched onto a fabric headband for a cute hair accessory. Shamrock embellishments are truly versatile.
If you'd prefer to make a fabric shamrock, then simply replace the felt with your favorite Irish themed fabric.
Pattern Template for Shamrocks
Here's the template for cutting out the shamrock shapes. You can choose from three different sizes. Simply find the link through the green button below.
You'll note that this template is for three leafed shamrocks, rather than four leafed clovers. Irish people truly prefer the use of the three leafed shamrock on St Patricks Day.
If you're wondering how do you cut a paper shamrock, then this template is for you too. You can use this graphic to cut out three different sizes of shamrock for any project. Feel free to use it and share it with family and friends.
It works for paper shamrocks, fabric shamrocks, and felt shamrocks.
Shamrock Craft Tutorial
Here you'll find all of the equipment, materials and instructions for this craft project.
You can even print this direction sheet with or without the step-by-step photographic instructions. I hope this will help any educators who would like to complete this craft with their students.
Plush Shamrock Stitching Craft
- 1 Needle to stitch the shamrock
- 1 Scissors to cut out the template and felt
- 1 square felt fabric green color
- thread two green colors - one to match the felt and one darker or lighter to contrast.
- cotton filling
- Select green colored felt fabric for this shamrock stitching craft. Print and cut out the pattern for the shamrock size of your choice. The template includes 3 different sizes. You will need to trace and cut out 2 pieces from the felt for each size shamrock.
- Prepare needle and thread. The color of the thread should be 1 shade darker or lighter than the selected felt fabric. Stitch along the vein lines of the shamrock pattern.
- You can stitch the vein lines on both shamrock felt pieces or you can stitch one, whichever you wish. The stitched one will be placed to the front side of the plush.
- Place both shamrock felt cutouts together, keeping the stitched one to the front. Prepare needle with matching thread and stitch around the sides to join the shamrock patterns together., working flat blanket stitch around the side.
- Keep a small opening for the stuffing. Use cotton filling or scrap felt to stuff the shamrock felt pattern. After the stuffing is complete, stitch the small opening to secure the stuffing. Tie a knot or 2 and then cut off any extra thread.
Wishing all the Irish crafters out there the very best of luck for Saint Patrick's Day.
Here are some other Irish crafts and projects you might enjoy...
Happy Irish crafting to everyone exploring their Irish heritage and celebrating all things Irish and Irish American.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade