I can't decide which way to stitch this one together.
Lot's of self backed pennies in shades of yummy creamy off whites.
What's your preference?
It's been a beautiful sunny weekend here.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!
From the beginnings to the finishings...recycling wool into penny rugs and more
I used a lightweight wool with interfacing attached.
It would be easier to work without the interfacing on this small version.
| I drew and cut lining pieces, also using the large template, from printed cotton.|
Note: allow about 1/2" of fabric all around.
Here I've drawn the smaller shape so you can see to make a running stitch all around,skip over the corners.
Layer the batting between your petal and your outer fabric .
Note: batting only necessary if you want a puffy soft outer side.
|Pull up the stitches and secure. Make 3 with batting for outer pieces and 3 with no batting for inner pieces.|
Note: not shown here, secure with some large zig zag lacing stitches across the back, from one side to the other.
|Here I am making a simple whip stitch to join the first side.|
|Now the second side|
|more of the second side|
On the third side or the opening, stitch up from each point just a bit.
Make a strong overcast tack stitch.
|You're done. Squeeze both ends to open.|
|My thimble purse!|
|Swatch snippets before the bleach test|
|Swatches after bleach test|