Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Lizzie*Kate Noel

Here is Linda's second Christmas pillow.  This one comes with the cute Santa needle Nannie....isn't he just darling???

Now that you have done the hard part...stitching, let's do the easy part finishing!

Interface the back of the stitching and both fabrics.  Now cut the linen leave one inch on top, bottom and right side.  Trim left side to 3/4 inch.


Baste Rick rack to the right side.



Sew the green star fabric strip along this same side.  Adjust your seam allowance so the hills of the trim are showing.

Trim green stars flush with the top and bottom of the linen. Then trim the width to 2.5 inches.

Now cut a 3 inch strip of the beautiful red snowflake fabric.  Make sure to cut along the 8.5 edge.  Strip should measure 8.5 by 3 inches.  Sew this to the bottom using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.  



Now take the remaining snowflakes and use it for the backing.  Linen and snow are wrong sides together and sew using 1/2 inch seam allowance. Leave three inch opening at bottom for turning.  Trim corners turn and stuff.  Tie your bow and attach it with a couple of stitches or carefully placed glue.  


You are ready for the holidays...!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

O Christmas Tree...Part Two!!!

Blogger and I are having a love hate relationship.....I am sure it is an "operator error"... Hopefully I can finish this up.

Ok. We have the trees along the bottom.  Clean up side and bottom seams so everything is nice and tidy.  Now with right sides together sew along the outside edges using a 1/2 inch seam. Leave a three inch opening at the bottom for turning.



Clip corners before turning. After turning stuff tightly using fiberfill and slip stitch opening shut.




The pillow is done and so is the post!  Hopefully tomorrow will be an easier post!  Stay tuned for Noel....loving that Needle Nannie!!!

O Christmas Tree. LIzzie Kate

Have you already stitched this cutie?  If so here are the directions to make your pillow look just like the model

Interface the back of the stitched linen and the cotton fabric.  This makes everything look and stuff better.

Cutting the linen is always scary but will help.  Measure out from the outermost stitch....cut one inch out on top and both sides.  Cut 3/4 inch on the bottom.




After cuts are made baste Rick rack along the bottom


Now cut a 1 1/4 inch strip of the green swirl fabric from the eight inch side.  The strip should be 1 1/4 inch by 8. Sew along the bottom...adjust seam so the "hills" of the Rick rack show.




Now is the time to add the beautiful trees!  Sew along the green swirls using a 1/2 inch seam.  




Summer event....recap

Over the next few days I will post the major projects we covered in our finishing classes.  This is in case you dozed off during your sauna ...