ONE Use chalk and templates cut out of paper or simply freehand sketch letters that spell out your word onto a doubled layer of felt fabric in the colour of your choice.
TWO Cut around the marked letters using scissors, leaving a 1cm border around the outline.
THREE Use pins to fix the two letters together, using chalk lines as a guide. FOUR Using a sewing machine, sew along half of the chalked outline, leaving one side unsewn. Unpin the unsewn edge, stuff the letter with scrap felt (use a chopstick if you need to push stuffing into letter ends) then repin the edge together.
FIVE Sew remaining edge. Trim excess felt off letter for a neat finish.
SIX Use pins to fix the top of each letter onto a length of yarn, pinning at the back so they can’t be seen. Or sew the letters onto the yarn.