Here we are again with another challenge at Artful Times and the theme this time is Anything Goes so I am sure everyone will join in with something they make during the next 2 weeks
You could have a chance to be the winner of the month and get £10 to spend at Oyster Stamps and a winner's award to display in your side bar. Or you could be our runner-up of the month and have a runner's up award.
I made these ties backs/ornament
We bought some new curtains which are heavy and lined and just right for winter. Well we thought they were but they looked awful when they were just open and hanging down. My friend Valerie sent me some beautiful fabric scraps and I used one piece to make these heart tie backs which have made such a difference to how the curtains look when they are open.
I have written a tutorial on how to make them if you would like to have a go.
Mine are tiebacks in the day and tied around the uplighter at night when the curtains are closed. If you have enough material you could make 4 sets and then have matching tiebacks and ornament all the time.
This is my heart shape-you can use this or one of your own, mine is in a 4 x 4 inches square this allows for a seam of an eighth of a inch. You can make yours smaller or bigger
You will need 2ms of cord or ribbon-1m for each tie back/ ornament
8 shapes of your choice-(enough material to cut-out 8 of the shapes.)
Needle and cotton to match the material
Knitting needle to help with the turning to the right side
light weight stuffing--I used a cushion pad.
Cut-out the shapes and place them in pairs
Now place them with the right sides together and lay the ribbon/cord inside the shapes with the end of the ribbon at the top middle of your shapes
Do this at both ends of the ribbon
Stitch around the edges leaving a gap at the bottom. This is the same picture as above and I drew in the stitching because my photograph of this stage didn't look very clear
Turn the shape right side out-if you pull gently on the ribbon it will help. You can also use a knitting needle to help shape the seams from the inside.
Now stuff the shape and sew the gap up neatly-repeat at the other end.
That's one tieback done so now to do the next one the same.
Love Chrissie x