Sarah from the studio has made these really sweet Liberty Fabric Wreath and decorations using some festive quilt cottons and Tana Lawn®. The wreath is a really different way to decorate your door in a lovely festive way.
Sarah tells me about this sewing project. “I love sewing for Christmas and wait excitedly every year for when the Alice Caroline call out comes for ‘Are you making anything for Christmas?'”
“When scouring the internet for inspiration, I came upon this design and through it might be fun to try. I chose two coordinating quilting cottons, ‘Holiday Berries’ had caught my eye and coordinating it with ‘Wiltshire Shadow Forest‘ gave it a chance to shine. Quilting cotton also gives the piece more structure.”
“Each of the six sections is made using 2, 9″ equilateral triangles, sewn right sides together, turned right sides out, and closed by hand with a slip stitch. Next, the three points of the triangle are brought together and stitched. After this, you take the centre of each side and fold it back, away from the sewn points, to the centre of the back of the shape. I secured these with stitches through the entire shape and covered my stitching with a button.”
“I made six of these and arranged them in a wreath. I secured it by stitching the points at which the pieces meet. I finished with a loop of ribbon to enable me to hang the wreath as a decoration. I’m looking forward to hanging it in my window.”
“Having begun my Christmas sewing with my wreath, it made me think about how exciting it would be to make them in miniature to hang on the Christmas tree.”
“I began by repeating the process used to make the wreath but used a 4″ equilateral triangle. It inspired me to find other designs which could be made in a similar fashion. All three designs are found on Pinterest and are very simple to do. My favourite is the square which began life as a 4″ diameter circle which is folded and fixed with a button to create the square. The tree is made from a semi circle 4″ wide and concertina’d into a tree shape.”
“I chose the Wiltshire F as it’s currently my favourite fabric; I love the sparkle of the gold berries and coordinated it with the Poppy Red Plain Tana Lawn®. This time I used Tana Lawn® rather than quilting cotton to enable me to fold the very small shapes without the fabric being too stiff. I am so pleased with the end result and my daughter loves them so much she is making some to give as Christmas presents.”
These are so sweet Sarah – thanks for sharing. Must get on with some Christmas crafting and sewing!