Saturday, February 27, 2010

Felt House Along Week 2: Ice Cream Wall

Last week I drew up my plans for my felt playhouse and got all my felt.  I had to buy it 72" wide, so there is TONS left for more stuff.  This week I got going.  I cut out my 4 walls & roof pieces, adding 1 inch seam allowance on each side.  So for my table (35 wide x 29" tall ) I had 4 - 37"w x 31"h and 1 - 37"w x 37"h.

I started with my Ice Cream Parlor side.  I laid out my placement for the window, menu sign and cooler and marked them with tailor's chalk.  Using those measurements, I cut out the necessary add-ons & window hole.  I used a plate to make the curve of my window and shutters. I cut 3"x3" squares and hand cut them for the letters.  I added an arch and scalloped rectangle to make the window trim.  I then pinned everything in place.

I stitched on the letters to the white window trim before sewing those pieces onto the wall.  Same with the pink menu sign.  I used inkjet fabric sheets (I love using these!!) to print out the menu & used pinking shears to pretty-up the edges of the sign.


For the cooler I made it a removable bag, so I stitched the ice cream cones to the front piece and velcro on the back piece and sewed together the sides.  The last step was to sew on the letters for "Serena's", the other side of the velcro for the cooler and the shutters.  My big word of advice for anyone making one of these is to use a lot of pins (or cheat & use tacky glue if your kids are pretty gentle on stuff - mine are not).  I got cocky & only used a few (assuming the felt would stay put) but such a big piece means the layers shift around while sewing, so I had to rip out the window arch & restitch it when it turned out a little cock-eyed.

I plan on making some felt ice creams to put in the cooler, but will do those & other "removables" once all the walls are done.  For more felt house fun, check out:


  1. I wish my mom was this creative when I was a kid.

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest

  2. Wow, that is ambitious! I can't wait to see the completed project.

    Stopping by from SITS :)

  3. Stopping by from SITS. What a wonderful idea! I can not wait to see it finished. Happy Sat Sharefest!

  4. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Love your artistic ability.

  5. Just stopping by to thank you for visiting me on my SITS day and leaving me some blog love! Everyone was so sweet and I really enjoyed the day!


  6. That is absolutely adorable. I can't wait to see the finished house!

    Thanks for linking up on Saturday Sound Off!

  7. wow what a great idea. We are learning to sew too. ( Me and my 5 and 7 yr old.) Fun!!

  8. Seriously, I don't need another project....but man this is cute!!!

  9. Wow this looks amazing! I'm so impressed. I just found you over at the Trendy Treehouse blog hop, which is great because I really need some sewing inspirations - I'm trying to learn! Following you now. Hope you had a great weekend.

  10. oh wow! that is just so gorgeous.I want one too!
    I will have to make a felt house soon - before my youngest is too big.. or I guess I could have another one, but dont tell my husband I said that LOL :)

  11. Way CUTE! I love how it is turning out!

    Hear hear! - to needing to use lots of pins! I will have to add that to my post! I generally doing like to use pins but for this project you have to! : )

    Great job! : )

  12. Looks great. I want to play in that house! :) I'm hoping to make one for my son soon.

  13. Too cute! I'm definitely linking this to my blog:

    Thanks for sharing:)


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