Fin­ish­ing In­struc­tions

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Flat-Or­na­ment Fin­ish­ing In­struc­tions

Ma­te­ri­als • Padded mount­ing board • Fab­ric-mark­ing pen­cil • Straight pins • Sewing ma­chine (op­tional)

1. Mea­sure de­sired dis­tance (1/8"–1") from stitch­ing on all sides and draw a line this dis­tance from edge of de­sign all around, staying on grain line of fab­ric when pos­si­ble. Do not cut fab­ric. Place or­na­ment over a piece of backing fab­ric (right sides to­gether) and pin lay­ers to­gether along edge of stitch­ing.

2. Sew around or­na­ment along drawn line, leav­ing bot­tom of or­na­ment open. Trim lay­ers to seam al­lowances of 1/4". Trim cor­ners to seam al­lowances of 1/8". Turn or­na­ment to right side.

3. Us­ing or­na­ment as a pat­tern, cut mount­ing board. In­sert mount­ing board into or­na­ment and sew open­ing closed.

4. At­tach trim and hanger.

Pil­low With Pip­ing Fin­ish­ing In­struc­tions

Ma­te­ri­als • Co­or­di­nated fab­ric for backing • 1/2"-wide bias tape maxi pip­ing • Pil­low form or polyester fiber­fill

1. Press stitched piece from re­verse side, straight­en­ing as much as pos­si­ble. Cen­ter­ing stitched de­sign area, trim stitched piece to de­sired size. Pin pip­ing to the front of stitched piece, align­ing edges on all sides. Trim pip­ing as needed.

2. Pin backing fab­ric to stitched piece right sides to­gether. Sew to­gether, stitch­ing as close to pip­ing as pos­si­ble and leav­ing 4" open­ing for turn­ing and stuff­ing.

3. Turn pil­low right side out and press seams. Stuff pil­low with fiber­fill or pil­low form. Us­ing a hand-sewing nee­dle and thread, blind-stitch open­ing closed.

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