Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I was looking for a good handmade garland project to decorate my apartment for the holidays, when I stumbled upon this flickr photo. It has lots of great ideas, but I went with a modified version of the blanket stitch garland, which I describe below.
Step 0: Materials
Felt, lots of colors
Embroidery thread, needle
Sewing thread, needle
Circular object to trace (I used a 4" diameter cardboard circle, but you could use a can or a jar)
Step 1: Trace circles onto felt & cut out
Step 2: Blanket stitch edges of each single felt circle
The blanket stitch is described here.
Step 3: Sew circles together
Step 4: Keep sewing circles together until satisfied
Step 5: Hang garland
...I should really work on a more cohesive color scheme, but random colors are nice for Christmas.