Fabric Charms - This week's Messenger column
Linda gave me some fabric scraps early last year. The scraps were exactly 3cm wide, their length varied. Quick and simple to hand sew their uses are endless.
You will need: fabric scraps, sewing needle and thread, small amount of stuffing and 3mm wide ribbon,
Step 1: Cut scraps 3cm x 5cm.
Step 3: Hand sew along short edge in direction of arrows. Pivot at corner then sew along long edge.
Step 4: Trim corners. Turn to right side.
Step 5: This is the only tricky bit. We need to sew the open edge closed. Hold the fabric between your thumb and first finger. Your first finger is at the sewn seam; your thumb is at the bottom folded edge. Gently press together. The sewn seam is now in the middle of the open edge, the point market “x’. You will use coordinating thread.
This same shape can be made larger. Using the same principle I designed a Doorstop for The Oz material Girls. Visit my blog http://trishalandesigns.blogspot.com/2010/01/craft-tutorial.html and follow the links.
You can also add seeds beads along bottom edge then thread onto a Pandora style bracelet. The first couple you make will seem quite fiddly but persevere and it will become easier, I can sew 8 charms in 10 mins.