How are you doing with your wool cornucopia project? I have had fun doing this hand work project, and also delighted in the shares in our Facebook Friends group with some converting this idea into a raw edge applique project. You all are so creative, and I have really enjoyed seeing the projects in progress. Today we finish the stitch along, and I’ll give you two ways to complete your project.
We left off last week with all the embellishments finished. Now to decide if it will become a pillow or wall hanging.
I have two other wool pillows, so I decided to make mine into a third for a nice grouping on a sofa or in my library chairs. I placed the stitchery right sides together with a second piece of wool for the back, and sewed around the edges, leaving an opening for turning.
I almost forgot to stabilize the back of the project by adding fusible interfacing to the backside of the stitchery. This adds structure and stability to the piece, and locks down the knots and thread ends so it won’t fray. I pressed that into place before turning the project right sides out.
Clip the corners before turning to reduce the bulk inside.
Then turn, and whip stitch the opening closed.
I like to add trim to the edges of pillows, as I think it makes them look more finished and professionally done. It also hides the hand stitching. This time I am using a thin cording. I treat the ends with Fray Block, a product that is less stiff than the Fray Check I’ve used in the past.
The cording is hand sewn around the pillow edge, covering the seam. I go through the cording, then under it catching the wool base. You could also do a couching stitch, bringing the thread over the cording to hold it down.
In the amount of time it takes to watch a football game, I’m done.
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