Flannel Extra: Name Plate

I’ve got to stop calling this flannel. I use felt! This wouldn’t work very well with flannel.

Sometimes, when I have too much time on my hands, I like to melt felt projects that aren’t very useful for kids. My desk in my Brand New Office has been looking a little bare- so I brought in a family picture, some nice bowls for my collection of office supplies, and I made myself a little name plate!

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I don’t have any progress pictures because I didn’t intend to post this- but it’s so simple! As you can see from the picture, I did just fine and I can only sew passably well.

You might say my sewing skills are… so-so.

Sorry.

Alright, so this is what you need: three identical rectangles of felt (mine are 2″ x 8″), stencils or a steady hand, felt in a color different from the rectangles, embroidery floss, and a hot glue fun. Your color scheme is up to you! I went with navy and dove gray felt and a white embroidery floss. Optional: Buttons or other embellishments. My name was centered, but I accidentally glued the first two letters too close together and a lot of space left at the end. Oops!

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First, you need a triangle. Sew two rectangles together to form a flap. Sew the third rectangle to create a flat base. Essentially, it should be sewn so that, no matter which rectangle you were to remove, the remaining two would flap open and closed like a book.

Assemble your name! I printed mine out in a sans-serif font, cut it out, taped it to the felt, and cut out the letters. I arranged them on my felt and glued them down. I noticed how poorly they were centered and glued some buttons down.

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And that’s the whole thing!

It looks pretty cute in person and I’ve had requests to make some for friends. It’s the perfect desk decor for a children’s librarian!

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