17 November 2015
It was a rainy Friday a few weeks ago, and I had stocked up on a few supplies at JoAnn's Fabrics previously, so it was the perfect day to tackle a project!
Here's the supply list:
- Artist's canvas
- Linen fabric (mine was from Ikea)
- Black felt
- Deer head silhouette
- Stabilizer (WunderUnder)
- Sewing machine, thread, scissors, iron
Next, I cut out the pattern using regular paper scissors.
And ironed it onto the black felt
I used fabric scissors to cut the pattern out of the black felt
And peeled off the paper from the stabilizer
At this point, I realized that I should've traced the pattern onto the wrong side of the WonderUnder, as now my final product was going to be reversed. I was okay with it facing the opposite way, but if I were doing letters it would've needed to have been a mirror image.
I centred the deer head onto the linen fabric and fused the fabrics together by ironing them
We then headed downstairs to my sewing machine and did a blanket stitch around all of the body and head edges. Along the antlers, I just did a straight stitch in the middle.
Of course, I have an audience when I sew. This is MiniMan's latest pose! I love that he set up his friends to join the audience.
Apparently I stopped taking pictures of the process at this point!
But, to finish, I simply wrapped the linen around the canvas and stapled the back of the frame
And, here is my finish product, as part of my fall mantle display!
After fall, I think it might find a home in the boys' bedroom
So pleased with how easy the project was, and that I could complete it in one day!