By Kelly Lee-Creel, Rebecca Söder
During this booklet, Kelly and Rebecca have captured the center of social gatherings for distinct occasions—expressing your love for friends and family within the DIY spirit of adorning, baking, and stitching. become aware of how effortless it may be to devise and create stylishly themed events for every age with out breaking the financial institution. rejoice sewing and crafting inventive décor initiatives besides matching social gathering favors to your guests…plus, every one celebration subject matter comes with its personal signature dessert recipe. Dozens of stitching and no-sew tasks for all ability degrees, starting from stylish and stylish to festive and kooky.
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Pink-and-white stripe: Cut 1 piece 51/2˝ × 61/4˝ for the flap lining. 2. Fold a 21/2˝ × 61/4˝ strip in half lengthwise with right sides together, and sew the longest edge. Turn strip right side out and press. Fold the strip around 2 of the D-rings, tucking the raw edge under, and hand stitch in place using a blind hem stitch (page 154). Repeat with the other 21/2˝ × 61/4˝ strip. Cut 2 strips 21/2˝ × 31/4˝ and 2 strips 21/2˝ × 61/4˝ for the buckle straps. Heart print: Cut 1 piece 5˝ × 61/2˝ for the front.
Tip: When hand sewing small items such as stuffed toys and doll clothes, it can be helpful to use a piece of tissue paper as a guide. Trace the pattern onto the tissue paper, including stitching lines, and lay the tissue paper over the fabric as you sew. Stitch through both the fabric and the tissue paper at the same time. When done, tear off the tissue paper and discard. White cotton fabric: Cut 2 (1 and 1 reversed) shirt fronts. Cut 1 shirt back on fold. Cut 2 cuffs. Cut 1 collar. Green damask fabric: Cut 2 bows.
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Handmade Hostess: 12 Imaginative Party Ideas for Unforgettable Entertaining 36 Sewing & Craft Projects by Kelly Lee-Creel, Rebecca Söder