Monday, August 9, 2010

Tutorial Part II and a Giveaway!

Let's just dive right in! I am going to start from the inside of the book and work my way out. For the innermost page you will need:

7" x 5" interfacing (white in picture)
7" x 5" felt for outside of page (purple)
7" x 5" felt for inside of page (gray)
(2) 5" x 1" felt for embellishment (purple)

I designed this page to hold floss bobbins. It has 6 pockets that open on the side of the book.

Start off by stitching down both 7" sides of the inside of the page (gray in the picture) Do not stitch the top and bottom yet. This stitching is just to give the pocket some structure. I used a decorative stitch, but even a plain ole' zig zag will help keep the pocket from stretching out.

Pin the interfacing on top of the outer part of the page (purple). Stitch down the 7" sides of the page.

Now, make a page sandwich. it should go like this:

Stitch the top and bottom of the sandwich (along the 5" sides) 

Pin the purple embellishment stripes down at 2 1/4" and the 4 3/4" on top of the gray.

Stitch through the center of both purple stripes, parallel to the top and bottom. This should divide the page into three "tubes." Taaaa daaaaaa, pour yourself another glass of cab and let's move on to page # 2......  ok I lied tomorrow we tackle page 2. While you are stitching do not forget to leave a comment here (and on my previous post regarding this tutorial) to enter for a chance to win one of these made for you, hopefully with no wine stains. On this comment let me know what tool you use the most for stitching or embroidery. Every day of the tutorial is another opportunity to enter to win!

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