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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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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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Super Dog Collar

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Super Dog Collar

What Do I Need?

¾ yard of nylon webbing (1˝ wide)

⅛ yard of fabric

Fun-colored sewing thread

Adjustable plastic side-release or parachute buckle (1˝) (You can buy these at a craft store, or you can reuse these parts from an old collar!)

Plastic slider buckle (1˝)

2 metal D-rings (1˝)

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

Prepare the Pieces

1.Cut the fabric to measure 3½˝ × 28½˝.

2.Ask an adult to gently burn both ends of the webbing using a butane lighter. This will prevent fraying.

Let’s Make It

Fold in each end of the fabric strip ½˝ and press with an iron.

No shopping at the pet store for you. You are going to learn to make your very own, totally custom pet collar!

Fold the strip in half lengthwise with wrong sides together and press with an iron.

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Neat Men’s Necktie

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Neat Men’s Necktie

What Do I Need?

Old necktie (Thrift shops usually have a huge supply for a dollar or so.)

1¼ yards of fabric OR a piece of fabric measuring 20˝ × 39˝; you should cut your fabric so that the tie pattern is running parallel to the selvage (Since you can make 2 ties from the 1¼ yards, you could share the fabric with a friend.)

10˝ × 10˝ piece of a contrasting fabric

Coordinating sewing thread

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

Refer to The Rules of Sewing

Using an iron

Prepare the Pieces

1.Using your seam ripper, carefully unpick the entire tie, starting at the back seam.

Thinking of a neat gift for Dad? I don’t think you can beat a super-smart-looking necktie made by you! Pick a cute yet manly fabric and craft the perfect gift for your pop.

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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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