I'm trying to get into crafting mode again, I seem to have gone through a mental blockage. Brain wired up to exercise, walking, and healthy eating at the moment. This is an idea to make your own embellishments which you can sew onto anything for decoration. You can customise bags, clothes, curtains, blinds, anything really.
I am not very good at sewing round corners and along edges with a machine, so I prefer to hand sew around shapes with tiny stitches. First, choose the fabric, and the shape, then make a cardboard template. Cereal boxes come in handy for this. I have a wooden cat ornament so I drew around the outline with a pencil.
Next you need to seal the edges so it doesn't fray. I have used this PVA adhesive, which will wash out. If you intend to wash the item you are going to stitch your motifs onto you would be better to use clear nail varnish, or any other clear varnish.
You ned to paint it on around the edges on both sides with a small brush. Don't worry if it gets a bit messy it will dry clear.
Then lay it onto something to dry, so it won't stick to it.
Here are my three pussycats, now what shall I decorate with them?