Monday, 3 January 2011

Christmas Notebooks

 

On UKArt we had a 12 days of Christmas swap, in which all participants made 13 presents and got back 12. I made covers for hard-backed  flip notebooks, which can be refilled as necessary.

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I made the covers using both my sewing machine and embellisher.

Firstly I cut some pelmet Vilene to approximately the right size, allowing for the end pockets to insert the pads in. I then used various wools, threads, silk ties (wonderful source of patterned silk!) with the embellisher to make the basic fabric.

When this was done I used my sewing machine, with threads to enhance the basic fabric  to add decorative elements, straight lines , some free embroidery and on some I stitched on additional fibres.

 

Next I choose some lining fabric to co-ordinate and attached it using wonder under. I then cut the piece to size, and finished off with two rows of satin stich all the way around. I then turned the ends in to make the  pockets and stitched these using satin stitch.

3 comments:

Jacqui said...

Gorgeous

WendyK said...

They are even better when you have one in your hand, thank you Annie.

Pattie said...

Your right there Wendy,I love mine so much i just want to look at it,dont want to spoil it by using,you have such patience Annie I love the Xmas tags too x brilliant work !