A couple of weeks ago, I bought some yellow wool felt from one of my favourite online fabric shops. You can never quite tell how colours are going to compare in real life to the shade you see on screen, but in this case it was even prettier than I'd expected and, as everyone knows, the newer and prettier something is, the sooner you have to do something with it.
So, I did.
The pattern on top is a Hambly overlay, and I love the contrast between the glossy, printed acetate and super-soft felt. If you want to make something similar, it's really simple.
:: Draw and cut out a collar-shaped template (just one will do - you can flip it over to cut out the opposite side).
:: Trace around it, twice onto felt and twice onto the overlay. Cut out all four pieces, trimming just inside your marked lines so you don't have to worry about erasing them.
:: Make small holes in the top and centre points of each piece, using a needle.
:: Place the overlay pieces on top of the felt and thread a single jump ring through all of the centre holes to join them together.
:: Add two more jump rings through the top holes - one on each half of the collar - and add a length of chain before you squeeze the rings shut.
:: Finish off by tying a length of ribbon through the centre jump ring to decorate.