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Family Tree Wallhanging

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Family Tree Wallhanging

Finished Size: Approximately 24½˝ × 28˝

What Do I Need?

¾ yard of 45˝-wide cotton canvas fabric for the background

½ yard of quilt fabric for the tree foliage

¼ yard of quilt fabric for the tree trunk

A scrap of bright-colored fabric for the bird’s body

Scraps of felt for the bird’s eye and beak

Felt to back the photos

1½ yards of paper-backed fusible web

Fabric glue

Home inkjet printer

Inkjet printer fabric sheets (These can be found in packages online or at craft stores.)

Wooden dowel for hanging

Approximately 45˝ of colored twine for hanging

Sewing thread

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Hand sewing

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Embroidered Pet Portraits

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Embroidered Pet Portraits

•What Do I Need?

Inkjet printer fabric sheets (most measure 8½˝ × 11˝ and can be found in packages online or at a fabric store)

Inkjet printer

8˝ wood embroidery hoop

Embroidery floss or perle cotton (size 8)

Small beads (optional) (Make sure your needle can pass through the hole in the beads. If it is too tight, you may need a larger bead!)

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Hand sewing

Let’s Make It

 

THE IMAGE

1.Choose a digital photo of your favorite pet. You will be printing the image onto fabric, so it is important to make sure that everything is prepared correctly before you start the printing. Ask an adult if you need help.

2.Pull up the photo on the computer. Change the photo to black and white using the editing feature. It prints really well this way. Resize the photo so that the image of your pet will fit into an 8˝ embroidery hoop.

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Kitty Catnip Toy

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Kitty Catnip Toy

What Do I Need?

6˝ × 8˝ piece of felt for each fish body

5˝ × 5˝ piece of felt for the scales of 1 fish

Colored embroidery floss for the eyes

¼˝ or ½˝ dowel (can be purchased at a craft or hardware store)

Dried catnip (can be purchased at a pet supply store)

Polyester stuffing

Approximately 24˝ of twine

Fun-colored sewing machine thread

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Making and using templates

• Sewing a Vicki knot

Prepare the Pieces

1.Use the patterns to make templates (Kitty Toy patterns).

2.Cut 2 fish bodies for each fish.

3.Cut 8 sets of scales for each fish.

Let’s Make It

Measure 2˝ from the top point of the fish body and draw a line.

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Oilcloth Tote with Fabric Handles

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Oilcloth Tote with Fabric Handles

Finished Size: 7˝ × 11˝ × 4˝

What Do I Need?

½ yard of oilcloth

½ yard of fabric for the lining

¼ yard of fabric for the handles

⅓ yard of interfacing

2½˝ × 2½˝ square of paper

Large paper clips

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

Prepare the Pieces

1.Cut 2 pieces of oilcloth to measure 12½˝ × 15˝ each for the outside.

2.Cut 2 pieces of fabric to measure 12½˝ × 15˝ each for the lining.

3.Cut 2 pieces of fabric to measure 4˝ × 15˝ each for the handles.

4.Cut 2 pieces of interfacing to measure 4˝ × 15˝ each for the handles.

TIP

If your oilcloth fabric is a little wrinkly and crinkly, resist the urge to use an iron! Irons and oilcloth sure don’t mix very well. Not only will your oilcloth be a melted mess, but your iron will be a mess too! Use a warm hairdryer held a few inches away to gently release the wrinkles. Be careful not to put it so close that the cloth starts to melt! After warming the oilcloth, I usually stack magazines on top until it has cooled.

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Yo-Yo Garland

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Yo-Yo Garland

What Do I Need?

Fabric scraps slightly larger than the pattern pieces (approximately 8˝ × 8˝ for the large yo-yo and 6˝ × 6˝ for the small yo-yo)

Basic sewing supplies

TIP

I have included patterns for 2 different sizes of yo-yo circles just in case you want to vary the design of the garland a little. The large finished yo-yo is approximately 3¼˝ in diameter, and the small finished yo-yo is approximately 2¼˝ in diameter.

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Making and using templates

• Sewing a running stitch

• Sewing a whipstitch

Prepare the Pieces

Trace the large and small yo-yo template patterns on paper and cut out. Use the patterns to cut a few circles out of fabric in varying sizes.

Let’s Make It

1.Thread an arm’s length of button thread into the needle and knot the end about 2˝ from the end.

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