Here’s a little felt shamrock tutorial for you. It’s a super quick project that there’s still time to make, even though St. Patrick’s day is only a couple days away. I used a felted wool sweater as my material because I have an abundant supply but any felt will work. You can sew or glue it to a pin or hair clip and you won’t be without your bit o’ green on the big day.
Here’s a template for you. My shamrock measured just about 1 5/8 inches wide.
Start by cutting out a shamrock and three hearts from 2 colors of felt.
Place a heart shape on one of the leaves and stitch it down.
Sew remaining hearts on.
Using embroidery thread, embroider a few french knots in the center, if you’d like. I used gold because what St. Patty’s Day is complete without a few gold coins sized for a tiny leprechaun?
I cut out a second shamrock and sewed the 2 together. This gave my shamrock a little more stability, especially that skinny little stem, and hid the knots from my stitching on the top.
I used hot glue to attach it to an alligator clip that I’d partially covered with grosgrain ribbon.
It’s perfect for my little leprechaun!
It’s a cute and super quick project. You could even whip up a hair clip or two on Saturday morning while the rest of your family is just waking up, as I did with my heart clips on Valentine’s Day. There’s no excuse not to have something green!