Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The Crafter’s Way 156- Christmas Puffs

This week’s Messenger column is a tutorial on how to make Christmas Puffs.finished No last minute panicking about Christmas this year. This is a quick and simple decoration idea for your tree.

You will need: fabric, scissors, sewing needle and coordinating thread, 12 cm ribbon, stuffing and beads (optional),

Step 1: Trace a circle 15cm in diameter onto the wrong side of the fabric. I used a dip bowl. Cut on traced line.step 1 Step 2: Finger press the raw edge to the wrong side, sew in place using even running stitches.step 2 Step 3: Roll your stuffing into a ball and insert as you gather up the fabric into the puff shape. Be careful that you don’t overfill.step 3 Step 4: Fold ribbon in half. Insert ribbon into the centre of the puff. Secure ribbon and puff with a couple of backstitches.step4 Embellish with beads if desired. Almost all fabric is suitable; sheers, silks, cotton, Christmas prints etc.

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