APPLIQUE SANTA SACKS
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- To make 3 Santa sacks
- 1.5m Prima Homespun, ivory
- 50cm Xmas Gold Dots, green
- 50cm each Basic Xmas - Spot, red - Snowflake, red or designs of choice
- 4m x 15mm Birch grosgrain ribbon, red
- 2m x 15mm Birch grosgrain ribbon, green
- Assorted Christmas Buttons - optional
- Legacy Fuse Under
- Safety pin
- Fabric glue
- Matching Gutermann 100% cotton thread
- Rotary cutter, mat & quilters rulers
- Quilting pins, tape measure
- Scissors, seam ripper
- Hand needle
- Sewing machine with 1/4" foot
Note: All fabrics should be 100% cotton, washed & pressed. 1/4 inch seam allowance used throughout unless otherwise indicated. Read all instructions carefully before
ommencing the project.
Step 1. From ivory Homespun cut six 16" x 18" rectangles.
Step 2. Cut two 16" x 8" strips lengthways down the Xmas gold dots fabric and the two red Xmas Basics fabrics. Sew one strip to the top of each homespun rectangle, pressing seam towards strip. Topstitch 1/8" from seam.
Step 3. Place templates provided face down on the paper side of Legacy fuse under and trace. Cut shapes out leaving a 1" border around the edge of each.
Step 4. Fuse tree to the wrong side of Xmas gold dots fabric and the bird, wing and heart to the wrong side of the red Xmas Basics fabrics. Cut out all shapes on the line.
Step 5. Remove the backing paper and centre applique shapes on 3 of the pieced rectangles. Fuse shapes in place and using a small zigzag stitch and matching thread secure applique shapes in place.
Step 6. To make sacks pin one appliqued front and a plain back together with right sides facing. Starting at the top sew down one side 2 1/2", leave a 1 1/2" opening and continue to the bottom edge, sew along the bottom then back up the other side stopping 4" from the top, leave a 1 1/2" opening then continue to the end.
Step 7. Press seams open. Press top edge 1/4" to the wrong side then fold over 2 1/4" so fold sits just above openings and stitch in place. Clip corners, turn right side out and press.
Step 8. Cut ribbon into 1m lengths. Using a safety pin insert ribbon through opening in one side, thread around and back out through the same opening. Knot ends together. Repeat threading another 1m length through the other side opening.
Step 9. Optional - glue assorted buttons to front.