Monday, July 6, 2009

Tutorial - Making Leaves with Pointed Tips.

Applique can be fun! But it can be difficult to get nice pointed tips on flowers and leaves. This is a tutorial on getting those leaves to look great!

Trace the desired shape onto the paper side of the freezer paper and iron it to the wrong side of your chosen fabric. Cut out with a scant quarter inch seam allowance. This seam allowance will be turned to the back of the shape and basted in place.

Start at the centre edge of the shape. Notice that I have cut the top and bottom corners off so that there will not be too much fabric in the tips.
Continue to fold the fabric to the back while stitching it in place. Stop when you reach the point. Now fold over the tip.

Then fold the other side of the shape in so that a tidy point is made.

Now continue to baste the remaining side. Do the bottom tip the same way.

And....Voila! A basted leaf shape!

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