This weekend, I made a smaller tea cosy using a number of different techniques - machine embroidery, free hand embroidery, ribbon flowers, applique and chinese ball buttons. Having battled with the cord for the chinese ball buttons... there was a degree of language involved and a deep regret that I failed to get past the reef knot and the clove hitch in the brownies... however I did crack it. Just love the technique you use to cover the cord! There will be a tutorial...
So, you remember the little dress which I made last weekend, it now has a matching pair of ruffled panties to match it. I used a french seam inside the panties and the elastic around the legs goes through a bias binding casement... more of bias binding later!
I have finally capitulated and bought myself a bias binding maker... no not the electrical one that you see on Create and Craft but the old fashioned variety that looks like a whistle and is used in conjunction with your iron... I feel a bias binding tutorial coming on... you have been warned!
|Hmmm... I know it looks like nothing but it does make great bias binding!|
Well a little later than usual, I think it's about time to head over to Wendy's Handmade Monday, brilliant inspiration from the best of the nation's crafts people!