This thoughtfully curated selection of gorgeous textile pieces from my personal collection, have been gathered with creative expression for you to make your own little joyful patchwork.
There is enough here to either make a journal cover, a purse, a jewellery pouch or even a wall hanging. You can either hand-stitch, which I recommend, or use a sewing machine, depending on the type of finish you prefer.
I have included the soft wadding base, that you will sew directly onto, after pinning down your preferred collage-type arrangement. There are vintage buttons, appliques, trims etc., to add towards the end of your project, which all go beautifully well with these chosen fabrics. There is also a backing/lining which is a vintage purple rose cotton fabric.
You will need: needle, threads and some quiet time for yourself to enjoy stitching this kit together.
(If you require any extra inspiration or assistance, I am happy to help you via my Facebook page: Allthingspretty or from my Instagram: debra.allthingspretty). Tips below...
The finished size will depend upon your layering/overlapping and stitch tension but it covers approximately 7' x 10" after sewing.
1) Select your threads and arrange the pieces onto the wadding, pinning into place.
2) Take your time and remember that you can leave some the edges raw for the more tatty look, (my perference), or use the simple blanket embroidery stitch to sew the edges down, for a more decorative finish. Embroidery floss would look great, using different techniques that you can search online for easy step-by-step videos.
3) For the book/journal cover idea, you can sew in the paper pages using the centre 'spine' area, which would be a unique handmade notebook. (Some people like to add more pieced fabric pages, which becomes a textile story book, of sorts). You can add littl puches inside it to hold little treasures or notes.
4) Save the trims, motifs and buttons for the final stage.
5) You can leave all the edges raw or if you prefer a neater finish, make sure you cut your lining fabric larger than the finished collaged patchwork, so you can then turn in the extra fabric, to make a binding by sewing it down. You can also add lace trims, ribbon etc., and sew it over the edges.
6) If you have some sentimantal things you'd like to include, it would make it extra special. (A small piece of clothing, lace or some beads, perhaps).
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