Thursday, May 31, 2012
Craft tutorial - vintage style hanging decoration made from doyley edging
Finished size: 13cm long by 7cm wide
35cm square or small scrap of off-white calico
crochet edging from 3 or 4 doyleys
matching sewing thread
3 vintage off-white buttons
30cm of vintage ivory ribbon for hanging
Template of egg decoration (below)
sharp 2B pencil
small amount of fill
chopstick or turning tool
Enlarge the egg decoration template to A4 size. Cut out the template. Trace the template three times onto the back of the calico. Cut out the three calico shapes leaving a 1cm seam allowance around each shape.
Work in with the stripes until there is a centre gap of about 2cm in the middle.
With right sides together, pin the third decoration shape to one of the other two joined pieces and sew a seam from egg point top to egg point bottom on one seam. There are now three pieces joined together with one open seam. Pin and stitch this seam from top to bottom, leaving a 3cm gap in the side seam about half way along.
Fill the egg shape. Invisibly ladder stitch the hole closed. sew on the three buttons - one on each face of the shape. Attach a length of ribbon to the top for hanging.