Cute Disney Princess felt kit – enough materials to make all ten characters but lacking some visual instructions
Disney Princess Felt (Felt Kits)
By: Aimee Ray for Thunderbay Press
Rating: 4 of 5
I’ve recently gotten back into making various felt characters, though most are from instructions in a book with my own chosen materials. I’ve also been picking up these kits by Aimee Ray. While the materials are not quite the same as those that I would chose for myself, I’ve found that they are of a good quality and make characters which my grandchildren enjoy playing with.
My other kits sets have been geared a little more toward my grandson, so I was really pleased to see a set of Disney Princesses which my granddaughter can enjoy. There are ten characters in this set: Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, Mulan, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White, Tiana, Merida and Rapunzel.
The Kit includes the following items:
Felt included: 3 large size – 2 light yellow and 1 peach; 5 full sheets – 1 each black, yellow, light yellow, brown and red; 9 half-sheets – 1 each green, light green, dark blue, light blue, light pink, dark purple, orange, aqua and tan; 3 quarter sheets – 1 each white, light purple and dark pink.
Six-stranded Embroidery Floss included: 7 skeins of 1 each of black, white, orange, dark blue, tan, green and yellow; 4 half skeins of 1 each red, pink, purple, and light blue.
Also included: Templates for each character in a lightweight card stock, small format instruction booklet, a sharp point embroidery needle, and two packs of stuffing (one large and one small size.)
I own a couple of the crochet kits by Thunder Bay. Unlike those kits (which only included material for 2 projects out of 12), this kit is supposed to contain the materials you need to make all 10 of the characters.
The instruction booklet provides names and placement of the various hand sewing and embroidery stitches that are needed to finish the characters. What it did not include was a visual guide of the actual stitches. You can find these on the internet but I think it should have been included in the book. As these are a popular set of characters, individuals who have never embroidered or made felt characters are likely to buy or be gifted this kit. Because this lack of instruction could prove an issue for some individuals, I dropped my rating from a five to a four star on this kit.
I’m a needle worker so these stitches were not difficult for me. If you have not embroidered previously, once you find these instructions, you might want to test stitches (with floss not in the kit – my preference is DMC brand six-stranded embroidery floss) until you feel comfortable with the process.
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