Monday, 14 May 2012

Fetching Portfolio


Red Felt: 24” x 18” and ½” circle
Pink felt: 9” x 11 ½ “ (for interior back piece), 7 ½” x 3 ¼ ” (for flap) and 38” x ½” (for strap)
7 ½ ” x 3 ¼ “ yellow felt
8 ½ “ x 11” piece of 1/8“ thick mat board
Embroidery floss in red

Stitches Used

Straight stitch

Cut Case Felt

With fabric scissors, cut a 7 ½” x 3 ¼” rectangle from each corner of the red felt

Attach Interior Back Piece

Slot in the mat board between the red felt and the 9” x 11 ½” pink felt, making sure the board is centred. Safety pin the edges of fabrics, starting on the red side, straight stitch around the perimeter of the pink felt using 2-ply floss. Bind the thread tails in a square knot on the red side when completed.

Attach Flaps

Place the yellow flap partially under one of the short red pieces that extends from the pink centre, overlapping the edges by ¼”. Fasten the flap with straight pins and straight stitch through both layers of fabric with 2- ply floss, tying the knots on the red side.
Repeat on the other short side with the pink flap.

Attach Tie Closure

At the center edge of the yellow flap, slot in the pink strap, stitch an X through all 3 layers and tie off on the wrong side with a square knot.

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