Project: Quick Cactus

I had so much fun with my first fleece cactus that I went ahead and did another one.
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Quick Cactus

Supplies:

  • Fleece (scraps, or 1/2 yd if you are buying new)
  • fiber fill
  • Thread
  • Paper for template
  • Optional: Pot for display (labeled S 4 , this pot is 14.25 inches around the top and stands 4″ tall.)

Directions:

Cut out a strip that is 2″ wide by 18 inches long. At one end of the strip cut a slightly rounded point.

You will need 6 of these strips. Just to make it easy on yourself, fold the fabric in half so you can cut two at a time.

Line up the sides of the strips and sew two together using a small seam allowance. Here I tried to stay consistant at just under a 1/2 inch. Repeat this three times, so you have 3 pairs of strips sewn. (Note, the seam allowances are on the OUTSIDE of this project. They form the ridges of the cactus. ) Next you will combine the strips to form the tube. Carefully separate the layers you have sewn, and match them up with the “pair”  next to them. I started sewing from the “top” (the curved part) because it was more important that THAT line up, and not as important that the bottoms line up.
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Here are all the uneven ends.
Repeat that process 3 times and you will have a tube, open at one end. Stuff the tube with fiber fill.
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Then stick it into the pot. You are DONE.
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