Fall is a fun time of year. But in Central Florida, we do not experience the change of color. So I make my own fall leaves.
Cut two WOF by 4" to make a binding string.
Sew together then ironed them in half, folded onto themselves...
and fold again to sew. I used a zig zag stitch.
I traced around a leaf to use as a pattern.
And you know those left over pieces of batting?
They will work perfectly for this garland.
Cut 6" x 11 1/2" from several different pieces of fall fabric.
Fold the fabric in half, pin your pattern on the TOP piece of fabric,
and be sure that your stem is on the fold.
around the TOP piece of fabric only. Then place your batting in
between the folded fabric, and sure that your string is at the top of
(showing fabric for the free form leaf)
Sew around the edges of the sandwiched leaf. The edges will be raw unless you finish with a zig zag stitch.
Cut around the edges of the leaf.
This is probably a pretty basic way to do this, but I wanted to
show you how I made the free form leaf and how it is attached to the
string. Making it two sided allows you to use the garland where both
sides are finished.
And here is the garland, decorating my mantle.
Great way to use up scraps of fabric and batting.
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