Start with dyeing
your cotton fabric, use tea bags and salt, or cheap instant coffee and salt
for a slightly deeper colour. For the crinkled ribbon, use polyester seam
binding dyed in tea, left squished up to dry.
images show one version, using pinking sheers to trim, below that is version
two, turning inside out, easier with the 6" owl.
outline and design
Tape hanging ribbon to the back.
Then tape matching fabric to the back of
the hoop.Sew the outline again.
from the hoop, trim with pinking sheers. fill with lavender
or quilt batting. Sew up the opening. I sewed with machine
stiches, but hand is fine.
ribbon ,either sewing the bow, or glue with fabric
adhesive. I also added hotfix crystals.
Sew outline and
fabric over the front of design. place hanging ribbon ,and tape into
Sew the outline
again and pop from the hoop. Tear off the stabilizer, trim and turn
Adding hot fix
gems works best at this point.
where you fill with quilt batting or lavender, or both.
Sew to close and add ribbon, loop,
maybe a bell, or both.