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Picture of How to Make a Felt Tented Baby Mobile

These instructions are only for the tent! Maybe it's just me, but I hate the way that exposed plastic mobiles look. The tent makes for a cute base for an assortment of nursery themes. As you can see, mine is a circus theme (I found the pattern for the elephants here) but this would also pair well with hot air balloons, nautical or whatever you can think of!

Baby mobiles can cost upwards of 40 dollars. I made this entire mobile for less than 10 dollars (not including the cost of the arm, which you can find here.) The entire project took about six hours, but the timeline could vary depending on your sewing experience and patience level.

 
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Step 1: Tools and Materials

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Tools:
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Needle
  • Tape (or pins)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
Materials:
  • Felt. I used 2 of the single 9x12 sheets, but you can also buy by the yard.
  • 9" Embroidery Circle. You can find these in a variety of sizes at fabric or craft stores.
  • Thread
  • Paper

Step 2: Making the Pieces

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Draw a 7" vertical line using your ruler on the piece of paper.

Draw a 3" horizontal line at the bottom of the vertical line you just drew (1.5" on either side.)

Draw diagonal lines from the top the vertical line to each end of the horizontal line to make a triangle.

Draw a half circle at the bottom of the triangle about an inch down. Getting a good curve can be tricky, I used the embroidery circle for guidance.

Cut out your pattern!

Tape or pin your pattern to the felt.

Cut out the felt pieces! You will need 12 (I am using 6 of each color, but you can use any combination you want.)

Linda Lanese7 months ago

Love your tent project and hope you stop by and leave a comment ♥

http://felting.craftgossip.com/2014/03/02/how-to-make-a-felt-tented-baby-mobile-pattern/

marclee437 months ago

already featured?! 200+ views, be sure to include these stats in your report memo. Glad we ended up on the same team ^_^

amandarabern (author)  marclee437 months ago
Thanks Marc! It wasn't this popular when I wrote up the memo unfortunately. There are a few of our classmates on the featured page! Pretty cool

These are very cute :). Thank you much for sharing :)

I hope you stick around! This is wonderfully documented and just plain adorable :D