Hanmade in Cornwall

Hanmade in Cornwall

Thursday, 17 September 2015

around here recently

more Hanmade bunting

A friend of mine was in need of some bunting and quick. 
So I went and got some bias binding, 15 metres to be exact! 
I already had a triangle template. 
Using a rotary blade (so much quicker and straight forward than scissors) 
And got cutting. I cut alot about 56 triangles. My 5 year old helped me out by stacking and counting for me!

I spaced each triangle with a triangle space Between each one. 
Using bias is the best for this as its already folded. 
I did the quick way using single piece of fabric. As I used the rotary blade the edges were near and didnt fray. 
So there you go, why dont you make some bunting, just because you can! 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Hanmade patch cushion

Just incase you didnt know I love making cushions!
This time I was making one for a friend.
Grab your fabrics. I choose purples

Approxamatly cut out the shape and sizes you want.
I went for squares and rectangles do I could get a whole flower in. 
lay them out how you want them. 
This is the front.

One piece for the back. 
(Note not ironed yet! Opps!) 

Sew together, pressing the seams open.

this is the back of the front. 

Then cut the corners off. 
The helps to give a neat corner. 
turn right way round.
Use something shape into the corners so they look nice and pointy. 

If you havent pressed it yet do it now**
Stuff with wadding. 

When its full Pin open edge together. 
Sew together. 
For this I did a slip stich by hand. It keeps it nice and neat on the inside. 
And thats it! 

What a lovely gift it will make.