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Monday 29 August 2011

Lavender strawberry tutorial

Lavender strawberry

Lavender strawberry

Another quick and easy project:) I know that I promised
the bag tutorial first, but I will post that soon as well. I had to make some corrections, to be as clear as possible, so it will come soon;)



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Back to this project....lavender is not only among my favourite colours, but plants as well. It smells so good. OK, maybe if you are pregnant, it might be very irritating kind of smell, but in normal conditions, and in my case, it is just wonderful. So, you'll need some dry lavender for this project, depending on how many and how big do you wish these babies to be. Of course, you can always substitute the lavender with the stuffing and make these strawberries to be cute pincushions.

Lavender strawberry

Needed supply:

1. fabric scraps (any kind of fabric will work fine for this project)
2. thread, scissors and needle
3. piece of ribbon
4. embellishments

sewing machine is optional-you can totally stitch it with hand;)

Click on the smaller pictures to obtain the better view;)

To cut the fabric, you will need some kind of the cone shape, like the children paper party hats or like THIS one or like mine on the following picture. You can't go wrong, just be sure to check (by folding it) that the outlines of the cone are consonant with center.
Depending on the size of the cone-strawberry you want to make, you'll be needing more or less fabric, and therefore the outlines of your cone template will be bigger or smaller. My template had 6" (15 cm) outlines.

Lavender strawberry

Cut the fabric, fold it right sides together and using the straight stitch , and 1/4 "(1 cm) seam allowance close the cone. Turn right side out.
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Lavender strawberry Now, you'll need to fill it:). You can use only lavander, but I suggest adding a bit of the stuffing just before closure, that will keep those seeds right in place;)

Lavender strawberry

Here is the small cone which I used to take pics of the rest of the process, so don't be confused;)

Lavender strawberry

Now, you ll need to stitch (use basting stitch if sewing by hand) the upper edge and place the ribbon. Of course, you can do this step even before filling the cone (especially if you will be using the long gathering stitch with your sewing machine, which will be pulled once the cone is filled;)

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Once the cone is filled, place the ribbon bight inside, pull the gathering stitches and secure it.

Lavender strawberry

Lavender strawberry Now, you only need to add the cream on the top:) Use your imagination and embellish it with anything you like- fabric yo-yos, felt leaves, silk leaves, ribbon, buttons, fabric flowers or leaves....or simply with those cute crochet flowers that are very convenient as have the hole in the center, so can be wonderfully placed and stitched on the top-in that way they will not only decorate the strawberry, but will also cover the gathered top edge.

Lavender strawberry

Lavender strawberry

These make great presents!! Who don't need them???You can embroider some things on them or at the felt leaves for example and totally customize them. We did that and make some great strawberry for the teacher kind of presents:)

Lavender strawberry

Hope you'll make tons of these:)
Enjoy the last days of August(sniff, sniff)

PS Here is the LINK to vote for the plushie pattern on Spoonflower and here is my entry , just saying:)


Make and Play said...

Draga Katarina,
predivan ti je blog, super je dizajniran, fotke su fantasticne, pravi praznik za oci!!! Pozdrav!

Katarina said...

Hvala na komentaru, i tvoj je pravo zadovoljstvo otkriti:)
Veliki pozdrav:)))