Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Patchwork Tapestry for Girl's Camp Window


My latest project for the UCLA Commons Window.  So much fun and it actually didn't take long to sew (don't look too closely, please!)

The How-To:

What You Need:

  • Lots of little pieces of fabric
  • Sewing Machine
  • Embroidery thread and needle
  • Dowel or long piece of wood- I found this Robin Hood bow in the garage that I had no idea we even had!
  • Iron and ironing board


Directions:

1.  Sew rectangles and fabric together right side to right side so all the stitching is on the back.  I sewed pieces that measured about 2' x 2' so it wasn't so big and all over the place and then sewed them together into one giant 12' x 5'  tapestry.

2.  Sew a loop at the top so you can slip your dowel through and seam the sides and bottom.

3.  Hand-sew patches with embroidery thread to add another layer of patchwork goodness and also to cover any problem spots ;)!

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