Sea­son's Song

Annie's Christmas Winter 2018 Special - - Contents - De­sign by Carol Streif

Skill Level

BE­GIN­NER

Fin­ished Size Or­na­ment Size: 61/8" x 61/8" Ma­te­ri­als

Ma­te­ri­als listed make 1 or­na­ment.

acrylic felt

felt

sta­bi­lizer*

• Fab­ric glue*

• 5" x 10" rec­tan­gle black wool or

• 4" square gray wool or acrylic felt

• 3" x 4" rec­tan­gle red wool or acrylic

• Red em­broi­dery floss

• Red and gray No. 12 pearl cot­ton

• 1( 3/4") snowflake but­ton

• 10" fine gold cord

• 4" square dou­ble-sided fusi­ble

• Tem­plate ma­te­rial

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

Cut­ting

Pre­pare tem­plates for the bell, bow and or­na­ment base shapes us­ing pat­terns given in in­sert. Cut as di­rected on pat­terns.

Com­plet­ing the Or­na­ment

1. Cen­ter and fuse the sta­bi­lizer square onto the wrong side of one black felt or­na­ment base, re­fer­ring to man­u­fac­turer's in­struc­tions.

2. Ap­ply tiny dots of fab­ric glue to the wrong side of the bell.

3. Place the glue side of the bell on the right side of the un­sta­bi­lized black felt or­na­ment base re­fer­ring to place­ment lines on the pat­tern for po­si­tion­ing

4. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 with the bow piece.

5. Us­ing pearl cot­ton to match the bell and bow, stitch a nar­row blan­ket stitch (see page 125) around each glued shape.

6. Us­ing 2 strands of red em­broi­dery floss and a stem stitch (see page 125), stitch along the loop lines of the bow and fill in the in­ner loop ar­eas with stitches.

7. Make a hang­ing loop with the gold cord; tie and knot the ends to­gether.

8. Re­move the pa­per from the sta­bi­lizer on the back­ing square.

9. Place the knot­ted end of the cord loop at the top cor­ner on the sta­bi­lized side of the back­ing square as shown in Fig­ure 1; place a dot of glue on the knot­ted end.

Fig­ure 1

10. Match­ing edges, place the sta­bi­lizer side of the back­ing square to­gether with the back side of the ap­pliquéd front.

11. Us­ing red pearl cot­ton, stitch a nar­row blan­ket stitch all around outer edges.

12. Cen­ter the snowflake on the bow and glue in place to fin­ish. •

Sea­son’s Song Place­ment Di­a­gram 61/ x 61/ 8" 8"

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