Christmas Sewing

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Its not often I sew decorative objects – dressmaking is more my thing – but this Christmas has seen 2 new Christmas decorations sewn in my weekly Cotton Clubs Sewing classes.

The first project was to use free motion machine embroidery . The proposed project was to create a hoop hanging decoration – and this is what the rest of the class did. I however decided to create a coffee table runner for my lounge.

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Work in progress

The design was changed from round to square, and I planned three panels for the runner which would be individually created before being mounted on the runner itself. My room features blue and maroon so these colours were picked up.

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Designs were researched on the web and drafted on pattern tracing paper before being cut into sections and applied to a backing fabric with

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Then the fun bit – the machine embroidery, whilst this had to hold the pieces in place, we were also encouraged not to make it too regular /  appliqué like, and to use it to sketch in elements.

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I think the details on my reindeer and  snowman have probably been the most successful at achieving this

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And just for interest , here is some of the beautiful work of others in my class.

 

The second project was much quicker – many people made multiple  versions. This was a cute little reindeer. The bottom of its legs are weighted with rice so it stands up

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And just to complete my Christmas decorating creativity ,here is the Wreath I made for my door at my local WI’s wreath making session!

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And a somewhat scarey Christmas tree snowman for the local tree competition ( again with my WI).

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And just heard Frosty the snowman got 2nd prize!

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