Biscobourse Pouch Project We always have a box of Quality Street in our house at Christmas. This year I’m going to display them in a biscobourse – it’ll be a talking point when guests visit. HANNAH, EDITOR make a biscobourse How to... 1 Back your finished stitching with medium-weight iron-on interfacing. Then mark out a two square border around your design with either pins or a heat or air erasable pen (there are a range of pens available to buy but ensure you choose one suitable for use on fabric). 2 Cut out your stitching with a 1cm ( in) seam allowance and trim away excess fabric from the corners and fold points. Hand stitch, or use a sewing machine, to hem along the ‘ribbon edges’ (see diagram on p61) – this’ll form the opening of the pouch when complete. 3 Using the diagram provided (p61), number your sides with a heat or air erasable pen on the seam allowance. Then stitch together along your 1cm ( in) seam line, folding so the numbered sides match. Press all seams and apply dry heat to erase any pen marks. 4 Fold two lengths of ribbon in half and then sew the folded ends of the ribbons to the centre of each ‘ribbon edge’. Finish by filling the biscobourse pouch with wrapped sweets of your choice – or even fill with nuts in shells or festive potpourri! www.gathered.how/woxs 62 The World of Cross Stitching
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