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Posted By Lena Kantis On 26 November, 2010 @ 05:18 In SewFun! Blog | No Comments
No I am not kidding; I have actually bought chicken feet. Why? Because it was available and I thought they looked fun! I likeed the way it can add something new when it comes do some decorating. I bought it in the leather factory in Reykjavik, Iceland.
I intend to sew a belt using the chicken feet skin as decoration.
Sew a Holiday Ready Home
This week I added an appliqué for the cutwork tree skirt if you want to sew appliqués instead of the cutwork embroideries. Karolina has helped me to come up with a good drawing that is not too complicated to sew as and appliqué. Note that it is not perfectly symmetrical; you have an arrow that shows you which part of the star tha should be pointing up.
Select to sew the appliqués in printed cotton fabric or use any scrap of fabric that you like to use. See my pictures how to sew it. Add a double sided iron on stabiliser to keep the cotton fabric in place and it will also make the sewing of the appliqué stitches easier.
I selected this stitch  but again, there are many to choose from, try on a piece of scrap to see which you like best.
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Here is a sample, with a printed cotton fabric, and another appliqué made using a scrap piece of wool. Choose the option that fits you the best. Remember nothing is wrong when it comes to sewing- it will only be unique.
I look forward to see what you are sewing. I am certain it will be looking fantastic.
Johanna is spending a week at home. She came with me to the office one day this week and spent it embroidering gifts for one of her friends that have helped her a lot. She embroidered penguins on towels. The penguins can be found on myembroideries.com .
Until next week!
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