Wednesday 18 November 2015
Christmas Decoration Mini Tute
I started off with some 'cookie cutter' felt stars. There are many ways of tackling these, but if you would like to make something similar, here is what I did.
2) Using a cookie cutter, draw your chosen shape(s) onto a piece of paper. If you want to make things really quick for yourself at the 'pulling apart' stage use tissue paper or easy tear foundation paper. I chose stars, but it could just have easily have been hearts or bauble shapes.
Finally, add a hanging ribbon (perhaps with a button to cover the stitching). You're done!
I have used the stitched fabric that was left from between the stars to make other shapes for baubles and winged creatures. These will have a stitched outline added before their ribbon.
Job done! A quick and easy way to make some decorations.
Then I folded them in half, then 'zig-zaggy' before stitching them down, adding a tree trunk at the bottom.
I have to confess that I even add buttons by machine these days - setting it to satin stitch and being careful to adjust the width depending on the button.
If you make any decorations I hope that you have fun too!