Monday, 31 May 2021

Add another border. Sewing project.

Here's a little something I knocked up. I didn't know what it was going to be when I started it. My Crafty Club friend gave me some fabric scraps and in the bag was some small hearts. They are printed onto plain fabric along with the background, not stuck or stitched on. 
I decided to put a pink border around one of them. That looks nice, I will add another border, blue would look nice. Might as well keep going, a pink patterned border, and a lighter pink plain border. It's growing. Still haven't decided what it is going to be. Maybe one of those small cross body bags. 
How about a white with blue stripes border. Yes, I like that. I have some plain red, maybe make the border a bit wider this time. Now I think I have to go back to blue again with a wider border to balance it out. Still not sure what it is going to be. What if I ironed on some stabiliser on the back, and embroidered the heart, and added some sequins. that would be nice. Looking good. 
I thought I might frame it so I had a look at my stock of frames to see if there was anything suitable. No not really, the frame I thought about would need painting and I can't be bothered with that. Then I came across a small canvas eight inches square. I remember buying it from Poundland in a sale, it was 50p. I didn't like the picture, I bought it to paint another picture on top of it. This is the result, pathetic. I gave up. But it's perfect for this. 
And there we have it. I stretched it tight fixing the blue fabric border at the back with drawing pins. Folding the corners neatly. 
Around the edge of the heart I have done a chain stitch with a blue French Knot in each link. 
I didn't have enough of the blue cotton fabric to cover the back, but I had a dark blue linen serviette which was a good match. I like to make a neat and tidy back. 
Nothing planned, it just happened. I'm pleased how it turned out. I used the cutting board grid to make the narrow borders 3cm wide. 
Now I need another project. 
Another lovely day today. Fantastic. Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon. Toodle pip.   ilona


  1. Replies
    1. I like it, I will find it hard to let it go. Maybe it's a keeper.

  2. Very pretty!! Love the colors.

    1. Very often I am not quite sure which colours to use. They go together quite well on this.


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