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Picture of Sew felt Adventure Time Finn & Jake ornaments
Our house is on the market as we're waiting to move, but we foolishly sent all our holiday decorations to store in another state. So, I decided to get a little DIY and make ornaments from one of my favorite shows, Cartoon Network's Adventure Time. You say I'm too old for cartoons, I say there's no such thing as "too old" ;) Unless you're pulling people's braids or making spitballs, in which case you are definitely too old.

We have a number of vintage ornaments, many of which are quite simple and several of which are felt. I always thought they were quite charming, so I wanted to do sort of a retro "lo-fi" look, which works well with homemade anyhow. I made a pattern in Illustrator from a picture I drew (it's not traced or a copy of a specific image, honest).

As a bonus, I realized they'd be fairly easy for other people to make too, so they're perfect as an Instructable! (I hope.) I am writing this with people who have virtually no sewing experience in mind, therefore I've tried to be extra thorough in explaining each step.

The only difference between people who can sew, and people who can't, is that the people who can't haven't tried it yet. ;)

If you're worried it's too difficult for you, or you want to make it but have no need for ornaments, check the last page! I've offered some alternative suggestions.

NOTE: I do ask that, as with most Instructables, you respect the time that went into the project and that I made the choice to share it for free. Please don't sell my pattern or any ornaments you make with it.

 
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straw18801 year ago
I just made one of Finn for my friend's birthday/Christmas, sadly I couldn't find the right colour of felt for Jake.
I sewed the basic outline and just glue everything else on because they were so dainty haha
Thank you so much for the pattern~
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nennikers2 years ago
Adorable! Thanks for sharing...my kids are gonna LOVE these!

I use acrylic felt because wool or wool/acrylic is hard to find around here. To cut accurately, I glue the pattern pieces to freezer paper and iron the freezer paper onto the felt. Cut out. Accurate every time, and the freezer paper peels right off.
Ladyleopard2 years ago
Hope the picture showed up on this comment:(
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Ladyleopard2 years ago
This tutorial was so much fun, thank you for sharing:) here is my attempt at your mathematical pattern:)

Sorry for picture qaulity :P
XxsonicxX3 years ago
where are jakes jowles
RIGHTEOUS!!!!!
aye13 years ago
where can i buy the felt? O: this is so cute and i really want to make this >.<
I did blanket stitiching around the edges and I used the fabri-tac glue you reccommended, it works well.
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houseofdarkly (author)  Princess863423 years ago
That's great! Thanks so much for sharing yours! :D
neoner3 years ago
ALGEBRAIC!
happyjo3 years ago
Hamacow, this is legit! :D
miniclipper3 years ago
What the cabbage Ricardio
SHIFT!3 years ago
Rhombus! Nice Job houseofdarkly! I'll be posting an instructable very soon that I think as a fellow Adventure Timer, you might enjoy as well!
miniclipper3 years ago
SHMOWZOW, ADVENTURE TIME , MATHMATECAL , OMG !!!!!!
holyfire3 years ago
This is so AWESOME!!! This will go perfectly with the Finn hat I made!
hawkfrost643 years ago
OH YES. RIGHTEOUS LIKE A QUEST!!!
I must agree, these things are way algebraic. I'd love to see some of princess bubblegum and marceline.
Mathematical!
Shmowzow!