Monday, December 31, 2012

Berry making 101

I'm adding berries to my vine today.

Kind of nice!!!
right?

To make my berries....
I began with a little square.
Just UNDER 2".

I trimmed the corners.
I do not try making a PERFECT circle.
It works....believe me.
 
I begin with a square
because it's easier to get ALL the berries
the same size when I begin
with squares that are the same size.
 

to me....
It's easier than trying to
cut circles the same size.
I guess....you could draw cirlces on the fabric...
but THAT would take too long!!!
;)

I sew a big running stitch around the outside...

All the way around.

Pull that string and gather the edges together.

VIOLA!!!
 
A pretty little berry!

Applique them down.

Enjoy the red and green goodness!!

8 comments:

  1. You ARE a clever lady! Looking forward to seeing the finished product, Beth :)

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  2. i keep telling you......you're the best!!!
    looking so forward to seeing what you create next year!!!!
    see you next year..
    Happy New Year Beth!!!
    xo
    eva

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  3. I love the imperfection of the berries....very Gweny :0) don't you think? Lovely design.

    Happy Sewing and have a blessed 2013

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  4. Thanks for this tutorial- I always wondered how it was done! When you applique the berries do you use interfacing as well? Your work is truly gorgeous!

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  5. I don't use interfacing. I just pin them on and blindstitch around. Good luck with YOUR berries!

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  6. So that's how you do it...very cute!

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  7. Heel veel GELUK in 2013 from the Netherlands!!
    :o)

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  8. what a wonderful idea!! thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and may your new year be filled with friends, loved ones and joy!

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