An easy pattern for a beginner, these Retro Daisies will look great stitched onto 14 count Aida cloth. Enjoy!
15 August 2017
Participants will be sewing 100 English paper pieced hexagons in 100 days, starting on August 14th but don't worry there is still time to catch up!
Be sure to use the hashtag #100hexies100days2017 to be included and so you can check out other people's work.
You can post every day or just post a picture of your seven hexies once a week. I will be doing that every Tuesday. My Instagram account is @jessiehjackson
Here are the hexie templates I will be using:
Free Printable 1.5 inch hexagons
I just printed hem out, cut around them loosely and stuck them on some light cardboard (cereal boxes are great) with a glue stick.
I then let them dry and cut on the lines.
If you need a tutorial to show you how to do English paper piecing, there is one here:
English paper piecing for beginners
You can also do a glue basting method if you prefer to be quick about it:
Tutorial by Sew What Sherlock
Have fun and see you on Instagram!
19 December 2016
27 November 2016
This tutorial is for a small origami ornament in a matchbox. A perfect Mini Christmas gift.
1 sheet of red origami paper, divided into 4
Red, Green, Gold thread
Strip of Christmas paper
Small MDF embellishment
Fold an origami Santa boot, following these instructions:
Cut 20 cm of each colour thread. Fold th3 threads in half. Tie an overhand knot. Glue the boot together, encasing the knot.
Allow to dry.
Cut a strip of Christmas paper to wrap around the matchbox case. Glue it down.
Tie the string around the matchbox and tie a double knot. Thread on the MDF embellishment and tie a Bow. Trim the ends.
Place the origami ornament neatly inside.