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CUS­TOM HANG­ING CLOUD

YOU WILLL NEED

Enough fab­ric to cover two sides of a de­cent-sized cloud; felt for the rain­drops; wad­ding; baker’s twine or cord; and cot­ton thread.

STEP 1 Make a cloud pat­tern free­hand and place on a piece of folded fab­ric a few cen­time­tres big­ger than the cloud. Cut out pieces so the front and back match up. Sew to­gether with the hem out­side or in (if in­side, turn in­side out, then turn back af­ter you fin­ish), leav­ing a 5cm gap.

STEP 2 Fluff up wad­ding and in­sert into gap un­til the cloud is padded enough, then sew up the gap by hand. Re­peat Steps 2 & 3 with each of the felt rain­drops, leav­ing open at top for baker’s twine.

STEP 3 In­sert twine into rain­drop tops and hand­sew neatly to close. At­tach drops to un­der­side of cloud, cal­cu­lat­ing the lengths by sight. Add an­other piece of twine to the top, then hang.

Cloud hang­ing Kirsty put a bal­let dress above the cot but this cloud works just as well.

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