Friday, 7 December 2012
Burlap Tutorial #4 Star Makedo - Remember my giveaway!
And again I was able to use red ticking - just perfect for Christmas primitives in my eyes!
The star makedo below was one I bought when we visited picturesque Occocquan, VA, in the summer and it was my inspiration for this project.
A wooden bobbin or candle holder or even a thick piece of branch.
A piece of grunged muslin or osnaburg and some rusty bells and cheesecloth.
Trace the star template on card stock and cut out.
Trace around the template onto 2 layers of burlap. Do not cut out yet! Sew on the trace line using strong thread and stitch close together.
When you've stitched around the star, leaving an opening for turning and the bobbin/spindle, cut out star shape leaving about a quarter of an inch seam allowance.
Attach the rusty bells to the points of your star
Now fix the star onto your wooden spindle - you may need to stitch it shut and even glue it and tie some stained cheesecloth around it and add a large bell.
Now don't forget that each comment on each tutorial gives you an entry in my giveaway so please join in!
Just click here to go to the giveaway page and first tutorial.
Thanks to each one who has commented so far and I hope to see some of your creations soon!