Sequined Felt Fall Leaves with Neat & Tangled

Posted by Renae Bradley on 18 September, 2017 37 comments

How to sew felt leaves

We partnered with craft company Neat and Tangled -and was thrilled to try out their stock of stamps and die cuts. Visit their blog this week to see what they made with Benzie's felt!

Nothing is prettier to watch then fall leaves turning color! We have added a little sparkle to our fall leaves by the way of sequins to bring some magic indoors! 

wool blend felt leaves

We partnered with Neat & Tangled and tried out their Maple Thanks die along with a perfectly fall mix of sequins! Die cuts are a great way to quickly start up a project! 

Other items you will need to get started:
-Benzie's wool blend felt in the colors Mulberry, Copper, Ochre, Fern, Moss and Blue Spruce. A 6x9" sheet will work great in your die cut machine too!
-Beads, the bronze iridescent beads complement the sequins perfectly!
-Floss or thread to match the felt (use one strand of divisible floss)
-Needle -make sure you have one that can stitch though a bead.
-polyfil, just a bit! 

thin die cuts and felt

If you are new to die cutting we suggest checking out our tutorial. Layer items in the order show (platform, cutting pad, felt, die cut and finally another cutting pad). I always roll thin dies through the machine twice to ensure a full cut. Cut two leaves per color. 

sewing sequins to felt

sewing sequins on felt

My favorite part is placing on the sequins -and these colors by Neat & Tangled are perfect for the season. It's fun to see the leaves come alive with sparkle! I have found the easiest (and neatest) way is to sew them on with a bead. I use some beads alone as accents too! Here you can go minimal or just adorn your leaves with sparkle!

felt fall leaves craft

When you are done with the sequins, whip stitch the leaf closed filling with just a pinch of polyfil prior to closing. 

felt fall leaves

I love this palette of fall colors together! Display them in a bowl or make a garland out of them! 

Fall felt garland

 Fall felt leaf garland

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  1. Julia D. September 23, 2017

    LOVE those leaves with the sequins! Creates such a beautiful garland! Your felt looks amazing! Thank you for the chance to win!!

  2. Margery C September 23, 2017

    Fabulous Leaf garland. The beads and sequins give it fun bling. Love the felt pom poms.

  3. Maryam September 21, 2017

    Love your felt colours.. so live.. live all the idea in your blog and over neat and tangled

  4. Mimir September 21, 2017

    Love love love those felt sequined leaves!!!! I must make some too.

  5. Marda September 21, 2017

    Love the felt colors and the leaf, I love fall colors and leaves.

  6. Sarah September 21, 2017

    Love this! Definitely need to make this soon!

  7. Linda Tagg September 21, 2017

    Beautiful leaves!
    Beautiful garland!
    <3 <3 <3

  8. Maureen September 21, 2017

    As an October baby, I adore this Garland. The leaves are wonderful. The poms just pop!

  9. Lorrie Everitt September 21, 2017

    Swooning over these colours! Pretty idea for fall with the sequins and bead details.

  10. Mary September 20, 2017

    Love this project!

  11. Laura Chiesa September 20, 2017

    These leaves are so lovely!

  12. Denise Bryant September 20, 2017

    Love these gorgeous colors of felt! Such a beautiful banner of leaves, and lovely embellishments with the sequins and beads!

  13. Liz R. September 20, 2017

    Love the color combination!!

  14. Michele K. Henderson September 20, 2017

    These leaves are so beautiful! I love the tiny beads and sequins for a pretty detail too! Great fall project!
    Take Care!
    Michele

  15. Angela W September 20, 2017

    This is such a great idea! The maple leaves look so wonderful for fall. I especially love your banner that you made with them with the adorable pom poms in between the leaves. I really like the additional sequins for some bling on the leaves! Your felt is beautiful and these colors are perfect for fall!

  16. Siobhann Bakke September 20, 2017

    Def’s in trouble over here!!

  17. MandaLJ September 20, 2017

    These leaves are just gorgeous! Your felt comes is so many beautiful colours!

  18. Marjorie Dumontier September 19, 2017

    That’s so adorable and the colors are awesome !!

  19. Annette Hindes September 19, 2017

    Love these leaves! & as a garland!
    Especially with the sequins!!

  20. Laura P. September 19, 2017

    I just read your entire blog and am falling in love with your felt and all the fabulous projects! Your tutorials are awesome, too! What a great idea to partner with one of my most favorite companies, Neat & Tangled. I have been wanting to die cut felt forever but until now could not find the right felt blend. The fall leaves are so gorgeous! I definitely want to try this. Thanks so much for the directions!

  21. Andrea Shell September 19, 2017

    What a beautiful fall garland! Love the sequins! You have inspired me to play with my felt and dies! Thank you!

  22. Mary Holshouser September 19, 2017

    The puffy leaves are so fat and pretty. Love the sequins as the veins. Glad I found this site. thanks for sharing.

  23. Franka M. September 19, 2017

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful project. The colours of the felt are beautiful.

  24. Arianna Barbara September 19, 2017

    Awww!!!! Such a stunning project!!! Love these beautiful leaves!!!

  25. Karthikha Uday September 18, 2017

    Wow! What a lovely creation! The felt diecuts are superb and the final result is just so cool! :) Sequins are really a great add!

  26. Lisascreativeniche September 18, 2017

    These leaves are gorgeous! I love the touch with the beads and sequins!

  27. Kleri F September 18, 2017

    Gorgeous project!Lovely leaves and fabulous colors!Thank you for the inspiration!

  28. Lucy E. September 18, 2017

    Oh my-these leaves are so pretty and fun! I’d love to use some on a card!

  29. Sheri K September 18, 2017

    How gorgeous—love the leaves and beautiful felt colors!

  30. Sue LD September 18, 2017

    Very pretty way to decorate for Fall.

  31. Tracy A September 18, 2017

    I love the felt maple leaf garland you created. What a wonderful idea. I have the Maple Leaf die so I’m definitely going to give this a try.

  32. Kirsty Vittetoe September 18, 2017

    Oh so fun and sweet, I gotta get myself some felt and make a few of these pretty leaves!

  33. BeverlyBL September 18, 2017

    I love those leaves and the felt colors are perfect, as are the sequins.

  34. Carla Hundley September 18, 2017

    Oh these felt leaves
    are so pretty! Love
    the sequins and beads
    on them, delightful
    looking garland.
    Carla from Utah

  35. Anita in France September 18, 2017

    Goodness, this is such a gorgeous banner … the sequined, beaded leaves are beautifully rich and autumnal … and I love the playful pom poms threaded between them! Anita :)

  36. Amy Cooley September 18, 2017

    I love these felt leaves and the sequins really put them over the top! I have this die from Neat & Tangled and will have to give this project a try.

  37. Cynthia Cole September 18, 2017

    What a gorgeous felt leaf garland! Love it!