Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Autism Awareness Felt Broach

April is Autism Awareness month. April 2 is World Autism Day. Katrina's oldest son has Autism. I thought this little pin would be a nice and simple way to show your support for the families that have been touched with Autism.

-Start with some scraps of primary colored felt.
-Trace a puzzle piece on each color. I used a black marker and just made sure to cut all the black off. Don't worry too much because you put the pieces with the side that had the marker facing down.

-Cut each shape out.


-Cut out two oval shapes in another scrap felt piece.


-Hand stitch one of the puzzle pieces onto one oval. I just did a simple running stitch with two strands of contrasting embroidery floss. I positioned the piece to the top and center of the oval. I also left some space around the edge of the oval for the blanket stitching that finishes it off.


-Stitch a second piece.


-Stitch your third puzzle piece on.



-Stitch on your fourth piece on top of the other three . I did the yellow on top because I thought it gave it the most POP.

-Stitch your pin onto the other oval piece.


-Layer the two oval pieces together.


-Sew a blanket stitch all the way around the ovals.


-Wear with pride.



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Anjeanette, I love it!! I think this is so great! I can totally see stitching this on to a baseball cap or visor too. I am going to have to put this in my idea box for next years walk!

Katrina

P.S Thanks always for all the support you and Rebecca have always given us.

6 comments:

Nicole Renee said...

I love the puzzle piece projects. So much fun and colorful!

Lucky Mom said...

I think these are so adorable. They are great. I have never seen so many awesome uses for felt. It seems like Anj is always crafting it into something fantastic!

Mique (as in Mickey) said...

Thank you!!! I'm an "autism mom" and love this. ;)

goldeneyez said...

Thank you from one 'autism mom' to another. I was looking for something like this!

sara said...

this is awesome! my best friend sent me this link! i have been blesssed with autism for 2 of my kids,
autism & aspergers and this will be a project we can all do together as well as my "typical" step daughter.
i cant wait! i think all of our grandmas and teachers and support staff will really enjoy getting them!thanks so much for aharing the idea

Shauna said...

Perfect! Thank You for sharing! From one parent to another! I think I will make these for our Social Skills group members and leaders!
My daughter and brother have Aspergers.