Lately I have been designing wool applique patterns and thought you might enjoy a fun little tutorial. I am a penny "pincher," but this is called penny "pitcher." hee,hee,hee. I crack myself up!
First you need some wool felt. I have these kits in my SHOP along with many other supplies and patterns.
You will also need some fusible web. I am the queen of using fusible web! LOOOOOOOOVE IT! Ok...sorry about that. I get carried away sometimes.
Trace the pattern pieces onto the fusible web. Like I said, I'm a penny pincher, so I'm pretty stingy with my fusible web. I try not to waste any of it so I trace smaller pieces into larger areas.
You will need two 5 3/4" x 9" pieces of black wool for the background. You also need a 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of yellow wool and a 5 3/4" x 1" piece of orange wool. These sizes are all listed on the layout page for your convenience.
Using the layout page as a guide, fuse the pieces in place onto one of the background pieces. Oooo...pretty!
Now you need some floss. I'm a designer with Valdani Threads and I Looooooooove their 3 Strand, handoverdyed, colorfast floss. These are the colors I used for this project. Kits are in my SHOP.
Now you'll need some freezer paper for this part. Trace 4 penny flaps onto the dull side of the freezer paper.
Next, fuse the stars to the flaps keeping them closer to the bottom as the top of the flap will be sewn inside the background pieces.
Whip stitch the penny flaps to the back of the appliqued piece being sure to line them all up.
Pin the remaining 5 3/4" x 9" piece of black wool to the appliqued piece. Now stitch the sides and bottom of the orange strip securing the front and back wool pieces together.
And then stitch down the sides leaving the top open. Again, use whatever stitch you like.
Add a piece of wire for hanging. You could also use some jute, ribbon, or yarn if you don't have wire.
Finally, fill your little Penny Pitcher with flowers, a card, candy or whatever you like and you're done! Wasn't that fast and fun?
Here are the links to the pattern layout and the pieces.
xx, Michelle, Harrington and Hannah