Tuesday, November 27, 2012

DIY Tuesday: Christmas Craft from Pine Needles

  • A variety of red and green scraps
  • A scrap of solid black fabric for letters
  • 4" x 5" piece of fusible web (Ultra Heat ‘n Bond)
  • 1/8 yard of white wool/felt
  • 1 yard 3/4" red ric rac
  • 3/4 yard of green mini pom poms (or 3/8" green ribbon)
  • 2 - 1" green buttons
***Note: We used the Big Shot die cut machine and Sizzix Heart Layers die which is available at Pine Needles. If you do not have access to this we have pre-cut wool/felt shapes available for purchase. A template is also included at the end of this tutorial.

Step 1. Using the Big Shot and your Heart Layers die, cut out 7 wool/felt scalloped hearts. Using your rotary cutter remove the top of each heart just below the cleavage. Yes, I said it, cleavage :)

Step 2. Again, using your big shot and die, cut out 7 print hearts from a variety of reds and greens. Using your rotary cutter, again remove off the top of each heart.

 Step 3. Trace letters onto the paper side of fusible web.
*** NOTE you must trace the letters in reverse. DO this by printing out the letters and then turning over your paper to trace them from the wrong side***
Following the Manufacturers' instructions, fuse to the wrong side of black fabric. Cut letters out and fuse to 5 of the fabric triangles.

Step 4. Sew print each print fabric to wool/felt peice.

Step 5. Mark the center of your ric rac. Pin the first R pennant behind the ric rac. Continue out from there pinning remaining pennants in place. Sew ric rac in place. Top stitch the green mini pom poms in place starting at the first pennant and ending at the last pennant (it does not extend beyond the pennants like the ric rac does).

Step 6. Sew buttons at either end of the green mini pom poms.

Wah-lah! You are finished!

Pine Needles at Gardner Village just outside Salt Lake City is alive with quilting, cross stitch and embroidery supplies as well as one-of-a-kind work by local artisans. Check out their blog here!

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