Remember the trouser project? Well I’m quietly working away at some ideas. I’ve decided to give a couple of the projects a Japanese flavour so I’m starting with a little bit of Sashiko.
I was having problems transferring the design onto the thick, rough fabric of the trousers, my usual chalk marker didn’t work, so I traced the design onto tissue paper and pinned it to the fabric and stitched through it, tearing the paper off afterwards.
It worked just fine, however I have now learnt that you can draw the design onto fusible interfacing and iron it onto the wrong side and stitch the design on from the back – much simpler – you live and learn 🙂
I’ve also been playing about with folding fabric to make these stars (flowers?)
There are many fabric origami shapes you can make but this little star doesn’t need to be made from a double thickness of fabric as the design covers all the raw edges of the fabric. It turns out looking quite elegant, if you know what I mean 😉
I shall try to use these in something I’m making from the trousers – not sure what yet but I’ll let you know when I decide!
Until next time,