This time I was told the theme was heart, hand and red. Well, I chose heart and form of red (pink)...and added "home". This project is a little door knob hanger that's pretty quick and easy.
So if you're ready lets get started!
Supplies you'll need:
- 2 squares 6 1/2 inches (one for the front and one for the back - I tend to cut a little bigger and trim down once I'm done appliqueing)
- scraps of fabrics - pink, brown, teal, yellow, green
- a bit of embroidery floss in white and brown
- 3 teensy buttons for embellishments
- a bit of ribbon
- pattern (downloadable PDF)
I'm a hand appliquer - I know this strikes fear in some of you so by all means, if you like fusible - use it! You'll just need to reverse the pattern or if you don't care the heart and house will be flipped.
I traced all of my pieces onto freezer paper and cut them out. I then ironed the freezer paper to the RIGHT side of the fabric.
I trimmed around each piece so there was about 1/4" seam beyond the cut freezer paper. I usually hit them with the iron again just to make sure they are secure.
I dab a little bit of glue from a regular ol' office supply gluestick (non-glittery, non-purple, not gel type gluestick) to the edge of the fabric. Then using an awl, I turn the fabric back on itself (wrong sides will be touching). What you’re “feeling” for is the tension between the fabric and the edge of the freezer paper. Continue doing this until your shapes are completely turned. (You can visit my website for more instructions if you'd like.)
Once all of my pieces are turned I pull the freezer paper off - rrrrrip!! Using the pattern as my guide I use a bit of white basting glue (like Roxannes or Appliglue) and glue everything together.
This is what the back looks like.
Then I get my hand applique supplies and stitch everything down. Of course you can use machine applique if you want to. The great thing about the glue is that it holds everything down so no pins! Oh, at this point you'll see that I traced the word "home" onto the grass. I did this the improvisational way using a window (I was one place, my light box was another - always seems to be the case). :)
Next I embroidered my words and window. Use two strands of floss. The spool that you see in the picture is Cosmo embroidery floss that comes in two strands so there's no having to separate it. I then added my little buttons.
I trimmed my square to 6 1/2 inches and cut my ribbon.
Place your finished applique square on top of the background square right sides together. Insert your ribbon making sure that the FOLD is on the INSIDE pointing TOWARDS the BOTTOM. Sew around the outside using a 1/4" seam. Leave about a 3" gap at the bottom between where you start sewing and where you finish.
Turn and stuff your project. Whip stitch the bottom and YAHOO! you're done!!
That wasn't so hard.
I hope you enjoyed this. And for those who want to try a little something different with their fabric I also created a companion no-sew project using fabric.
You can find this on my blog - eatcakegraphics.com/sprinkles
Until next time...toodles!
Big Thanks to Holly for dropping in and it is the end of the month...
and yes we did have a giveaway yesterday and today...
and there will be 2 winners....A Fat Quarter Bundle of Michael Miller Fabrics
Rouge et Noir ( red and black) and It's a girl....( no translation there)
Michael Miller Fabrics is known for their outstanding collections and with
our theme being reds and white and Valentine colours..
This seems like a most appropriate giveaway...
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Which one would you like to win....
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Thanks To Holly and to Michael Miller...
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Winners announced tomorrow!
Congrats to Audrey and J.oneshania
Heard from Audrey, sew her choice was
It's a girl thing and J.oneshania
will be getting the rouge et noir.
Picked at random selection,
one is heading to Newfoundland
and the other to NewZealand..
Thanks to all who participated..
YOUR chances are always great!