We sell these cute little felt macaron kits on our website. Since the instructions are written in Japanese, we put together a tutorial for you.
You will need a needle and scissors in addition to the kit. (Our favorite hand sewing needles are embroidery size 7 and straw needles size 8.) Using 2 strands of the thread provided, knot one end and sew a running stitch around each of the large circles.
Leave the needle attached and place a small amount of batting in the center of each circle.
Place the cardboard circle on top of the batting and pull the thread until it draws the felt around in. Once it is snug but not super tight, knot the thread and cut it off. You will do this for both pieces–these are the top and bottom of the macaron pouch.
With right sides together, sew the ends of the zipper together and secure with a knot. Sew a running stitch along each side of the zipper edge and pull the thread to gather it toward the center.
Lay the felt top and bottom pieces in the center of the zipper circle and sew it in place using a slip stitch. Do this for the top and bottom pieces. It may be easier to sew the second one in place if you open the zipper to get a better hold.
It should look something like this when both top and bottom pieces are sewn to the zipper. Open it up and lay flat to work on finishing the inside.
Put a little piece of batting to fill the space inside the zipper and lay the small felt circle over the top of that.
Using two strands of thread and a slip stitch sew the small circle over the batting and zipper edge. It seemed a little easier to do this when we flipped the zipper to the outside. Make sure to secure everything with a knot and hide the thread and zipper ends somewhere inside of the small felt circle.
Now that is looks like this (nailed it!) you are ready for the finishing touches. Sew a small ribbon bow to the top and the two beads next to it.
Put the lanyard on the zipper pull and this little beauty is finished. Isn’t it the cutest thing? Just the right size for something precious.
We have these kits in lilac (pictured here), hot pink, light pink, yellow, and brown.