Hello friends...hope you had a great weekend!
Today has been one of those days with endless
My day started out with good intentions,
and then everything just seemed to
fall apart at the seams!
Today's post will be a tutorial for the
Humble Hare Handwork Club's
"From Me to Thee" Strawberry Pinkeep
Please click onto each picture collage for easier viewing.
Then read the corresponding instructions to
the number on each photo.
Photo Numbers 1~4
No. 1 ~ stitch design using 1 strand of DMC over 2 linen
threads...for rabbit tails use 2 strands of Blanc
No. 2 ~ using see~thru template plastic such as Velum or
"Quilter's Template Plastic" available at Hobby
Lobby trace around strawberry cap & strawberry
placement diagram...cut out templates
No. 3 ~ position the see~thru strawberry template on top
of stitched linen matching up the placement of
the heart, bird and key ~ once centered trace
around template with pencil (being careful not
to move line out of alignment)
No. 4 ~ trace line is cutting line...cut out
No. 5 ~ fold linen in half, right sides together...do this by bring~
ing left & right ends together, pin in place
No. 6 ~ mark out a 1/4" seam allowance ~ I love using disposable
1/4" seam allowance tape available at Quilt shops
and craft store...quick, easy and accurate
No. 7 ~ stitch the side seam closed by hand (back stitching)
or by machine
No. 8 ~ if using the tape, peel off and discard
No. 9 ~ use pinking shears or regular shears ~
No. 10 ~ trim seam
No. 11 ~ trim top edge
No. 12 ~ turn right side out
No. 13 ~ use a pressing tool or fingers to press seam to
No. 14 ~ Using strong thread...upholstery is my favorite (it won't
break when pulling firmly the gathered top edge
No. 15 ~ I use a neutral color
No. 16 ~ cut a long length of bringing the two cut ends together
No. 17 ~ forming a loop at the opposite end
No. 18 ~ thread the two cut ends through eye of the needle
(do not use any knots)
No. 19 ~ mark with pencil a 1/2" stitching line down from
the top curved edge
No. 20 ~ run a gathering stitch all the way around the top edge
No. 21 ~ the starting and ending threads will be used to
pull the opening shut
No. 22 ~ photo of running stitch
No. 23 ~ loosely pull the starting and ending threads together
forming the top opening of the strawberry
No. 24 ~ leave room for packing
No. 25 ~ start with a full 1 quart jar of sawdust
No. 26 ~ using a funnel helps for even sawdust distribution
No. 27 ~ Let the packing begin, pack and pull threads...keep
Model was packed very firmly
using a total of 1 and 1/4 quarts of sawdust.
(or you can use your favorite filler)
No. 28 ~ cut a small circle from your cut off scrap
No. 29 ~ gently cover the top of the sawdust
No. 30 ~ tuck it into place while pulling the threads tighter
No. 31 ~ pull the running stitch threads together very tightly,
then run the threaded needle through the end
of the thread with the loop to secure
No. 32 ~ hand stitch opening shut
No. 33 ~ close~up of the closure
Embellish the back seam with a feather stitch
Use 1 strand of DMC 918
This step is optional
Trace around the strawberry cap template onto Weeks Dye Works
Kudzu Wool...trace line is cutting line.
Position the wool cap on top of strawberry matching up the
placement with the leaf marked "side seam".
Hand stitch in place with a running stitch
using a regular needle with 1 strand of DMC 3051.
Then, with the same piece of thread, slide the needle under
the wool to the very center and coming up from that point
position the shell ring. Attaching it by going through the
ring several times (similar to attaching a button).
Attach the brown ribbon to the amber ring...tahdah all finished!
Hope this tutorial will help make your assembly easy :)
Mother nature loves the lower half of our old barn!
~ Weekly Soul Food ~
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
~ Psalm 27:1...KJV ~
I'm hoping to have a very productive week here in the
Friday, I'll share an update of the progress on
The Sheepish Needle Samplar Club...coming SOON!
Have a lovely week my friend :)