Sunday, 12 December 2010

snowman pincushion


snowman pincushion part 3

with right sides together sew the front and the back pieces together leaving a gap for turning.
clip corners, turn and stuff. sew up gap.

snowman pincushion part 2

2. take the 2 longer pieces and sew to the top and bottom. iron.

1. Take the fabric strips for the front and sew the 2 short pieces to the sides of the snowman. Iron flat.

snowman pincushion part 1

i had wanted to make a pincushion to add some Christmas cheer to my sewing table so i drew this little snowman. He was so enjoyable to stitch that not only did i make my pincushion i made hanging scented Xmas tree decorations to give with my Xmas cards. he is everywhere.
if you want to make your own, you will need:
linen or calico 8 x 8 inch
fabric strips for front 2 x 6 inch (2 of these)
2 x 8 inch (2 of these)
fabric for back 7 x 7 inch
embroidery thread
Print the above pattern onto an A4 sheet, it should come out the right size.
Trace the pattern onto the linen( or calico), I just used a light box and a pencil but taping it to a window works just as well.
Embroider the design using 3 strands of floss, Snowman white (back stitch), Arms brown (back stitch), Nose orange (satin stitch), Eyes and mouth black (satin stitch), Star yellow (back stitch).
The scarf is done in 6 strands to make it look chunkier, it is a 2 colour stripe.
when finished iron and trim to a 5 x 5 inch square.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Angry birds christmas

it has been very snowy here the last 2 weeks, schools are closed, traffic stuck, so we are not going anywhere. it does however mean more crafting time for me.
as i am a huge angry birds fan i decided to make some Christmas ornaments for the tree, i have so far made these 4 and have drew up patterns for the remaining characters. they are quite big ornaments but i think they look great. i hope to complete the rest over the weekend as i am not going out (minus 15) way too cold.

finished cushion

here is the finished greg made into a cushion. dosent he look great?