Hi! Welcome to to the 1st part of my ‘Christmas – Seasonal’ Tutorials! … and it’s not even November yet! Today we shall have fun with little trees!
Catch your scraps and let’s start! Take a piece of fabric for the base. Take the inner piece of the embroidery hoop. Draw a circle about 2.5″ – 3″ bigger that the hoop. Cut your fabric circle. I didn’t use those coocie molds but instead of the trees we can make some other shapes.
Then cut the same size circle from a thin fabric for the backing. For the backing you can use some other thin material, too. I used something which is like those disposable sheets. It’s thin and covers the wadding so the sewing is easier.
Now take a piece of wadding or fleece and draw a circle inside the the inner hoop. (The wadding is smaller so that it doesn’t go between the two hoops).
Now you have 3 layers.
Put some safety pins to keep the wadding and all the layers together. Now comes the ‘difficult’ part – you should arrange your little trees! Random is not easy at all! Leave up and down some space for the ground and sky.
Now just simply sew around the trees. Raw edge applique is fun and easy! Try to sew continuesly and don’t worry to sew some lines twice. If you like you can add more trees later - doesn’t matter even you sew them separately.
When you have finished your trees, stitch trunks with dark thread. Make sky and ground with few scrap stripes. For the sky I made few extra stitching lines. Put pins around your work.
Sew two lines around your work using longer stitch. Sew also sik sak around.
Drag from the 2 upper threads. Put the inner hoop ‘inside’ your work. Tighten the threads so that the fabric is tight and tie the threads.
Backside looks like this when finished.
And a close look on the finished front …
Take leather or some other ribbon you like, and tie it for hanging.
As usually, I wasn’t alone outside …
Nelli was playing with one dry olive and dogs were busy sniffing around in the garden.
Thank you for joining me today! I hope you like this tutorial and find some inspiration for Christmas and other sewings!
Sunny wishes! Hope to see you soon again!