The pocket is made, now what? Well, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination, or your child's. Use them to hold small gifts, add a length of yarn for a pocket necklace. Keep one in your purse to hold gifts of flowers and acorns. Start that advent calendar and get it finished this year. ;)
Appliqueing with wool felt is a dream. The edges are already "finished" so it is all about making a design and sewing it down.
- Something to sew your applique to; Wool felt.
- Something to make your appliques from; Wool felt scraps.
- 6-stand embroidery floss. Split into 2 stand.
- Small sharp needle.
I decided on a winter scene. Simple pine trees and big round snowflakes. Cut out the pieces of your design and arrange them onto your work surface. Or rather, what your appliques will be sewn to.
While hiding your knots isn't required with this piece, it's a nice finishing technique to work on and will be necessary once we get into more involved projects. Practice practice.
Thread your needle with 2 strands from your 6-stand floss. Tie a knot in the end. Start from the top/front of your project, as shown.
The knot is on the top/front of your work. That's ok, we'll cover it up, I promise.
Take your needle and go in from the back of your applique piece.
Pull the applique piece all the was down to the front of your piece, positioning it so that it covers your beginning knot.
Hold the applique piece in place with your thumb and begin sewing all around the edge. I use a simple up and down stitch. Similar to the running stitch in Lesson #1 but with an up and down action, rather than working from the front of your work. The layers are just too thick to work a running stitch. So up and down, back to front, you go.
Once you reach the end, send the final stitch out between the base layer and the applique.
Tie a knot, like you learned in Lesson #1. Use the needle as a guide, to draw your knot as close to the edge as possible.
Send your needle through the edge of the two layers, pulling the knot under the applique. Snip off thread.
Coming next; Your first playscape.
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