Sewing1-2-3 Making Wallets

I’m a little behind in posting about our projects, so here’s a little catch-up!

Remember this post about the wallets? Well…it was a great success!

After cutting out the wallet pattern pieces out of felt, we sketched our image for applique and used it as a pattern piece.
sew123wallets - cutting out our applique pattern
Then we embellished our applique, in this case, we added eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers!.
sew123wallets - decorating the applique
The applique was then sewn to the front of the wallet. Then the wallet was sewn following this tutorial.
sew123wallets - finished kitty wallet front

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Published in: on February 15, 2007 at 2:49 am  Leave a Comment  

voila! BEAUTIFUL pincushions!

During our most recent Sewing 1-2-3 session, we made pin cushions! We started by cutting out the shapes of our cushions out of felt using pinking shears. Then some sketched their ideas in their notebook for a pattern, while others cut felt freely to use for an applique.
sew123pincushions - stitching
We then decorated our cushion pieces with embroidery and applique.
sew123pincushions - adding an applique
Once that was done, we stitched three sides of the cushion together and left the last side open so we could stuff the cushions.
sew123pincushions - stuffing the cushion
sew123pincushions - a stuffed cushion ready for closing!
sew123pincushions - stuffing a cushion
After the cushions were firmly filled, we stitched 1/2 of the last open side closed, then stuffed the cushion even further, and stitched the last bit closed.

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Published in: on February 15, 2007 at 2:35 am  Leave a Comment