This is my first ever purse, it looks huge in the photo but is about 8" long. I love the shape, it looks like a spotty pear! And I didn't use a pattern for this one, I just cut out a shape that seemed to work with the clasp.
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Cut 9 circles measuring 5" across, I used saucer as a template,
Mark the quarter points by folding in half then half again.
Measure between the four marks and make a square template in card, mine was 3.5" square.
Mark all the circles, then stitch together in lines of three.
Join two threes to make six, then add the final row of three.
Using th card template, cut nine squares of cotton fabric.
Place these in the centre od the circles, use a little Stick And Stay for fabric by Crafters Companion to hold in place if you wish,
Fold over the sides of the circles and press. Top stitch either sides of the seams, this will sew the fabric squares in place.
To give a 'Shabby Chic' vintage look, take a scrubbing brush and literally scrub the denim until it frays! You now have either a cool cushion cover or a bag front if you applique this onto the likes of hessian...
Nine 5" squares of Kaffe Fassett fabric from the Cotton Patch,
All sewn together with a 1/4 " seam allowance... then backed with fusible wadding.
Free motion embroidered hearts over the top of Angelina Fibres [ironed sandwiched in between two sheets of greaseproof paper],
And hand stitched a running stitch in gold thread.
Add some tassels...
And a backing of 9 squares fitted with a zip, how glam!
Monday, 17 February 2014
Firstly I sewed together nine 5" squares of Kaffe Fassett fabric and iron on some fusible wadding to the back. I melted some gold angelina fibres to cover the front, then free motion embroidered swirls in black to attach it.
I started the braid by using a cording foot, but actually found it quicker with my standard foot and a zig zag stitch! No plan here, I just kind of scribbled over the top of the cushion!
The back of the cushion cover is an envelope style.
Now I just need somewhere to put it!