Good Morning all
When I am cutting out applique pieces from my precious vintage fabrics, unless it is just but a thread left, I save all bits of fabrics. I have a clip box and they go in there. It is great if you just want to cut out a small heart, lets say, you can dig around in the box and you will find a lovely bit of fabric.
But I have discovered if you get some pieces and cut into small squares, then fold it into a triangle and back into itself as a triangle. Then cut in half and sew along the bottom pulling the thread, it becomes a petal of a flower! ... you can do each petal in different fabrics. It is a great way of using all the bits of fabric up.
You can stitch them on to cardigans, handbags, cushions or make brooches or head bands......
It really is a great way to make scraps useful again. Give it a go.
Well today I am going to be hopefully be sat in the garden if the weather holds and do some stitching and embroidery..... Have a great day.
|Cut five squares. fold in half and then back into its self and cut.|
|Five petals ready to stitch|
|do running stitch along bottom and add on next.|
|pull all five together stitch a vintage button in the middle and a pin on back|
You could do every petal in a different vintage fabric, the possibilities are endless!