This wool felt garland is ridiculously easy. So easy I cannot imagine why anyone with scissors and a sewing machine would ever shell out $25 or more for a garland in a store.
I had a pile of triangular felt scraps left over from another project and so decided to put them to good use. More about the other project later.
I needed a few more scraps to complete the garland. I started with a felted red sweater, and cut it into a rectangle with my rotary cutter.
Next, I cut sections on the diagonal – like so.
Then, I cut vertically – like so.
You will be left with a series of triangles.
Then, simply sew the triangles together. Let the machine run for a few stitches between each triangle to allow room for extra thread. This way, when you hang the garland it will twirl and move a bit. I opted for gold metallic thread for a little more of a festive look.
This garland is easily adapted to other shapes, colors, materials, and thread. The basic concept is: cut, sew, hang.