On the second week of feeling like death warmed up I needed a distraction from the pain in my face, but couldn't settle to paint so I started stitching theses little panels.
The way I make the panels is to cut two piece of contrasting fabric to the sizes you require, remembering a small seem allowance then add wadding in the middle, smaller than the fabric. The right side of the fabrics should be visible. Machine embroider a pattern working from the middle of the fabric outwards. Fold over the edges which ever way you require then over sew to seal the panels. Then embellish to your hearts content. So far I have made my panels into journals, but I feels a bag is on it's way! I am going to have to leave it here for today,
|This was the first journal cover.|
|This is the second, with a small hole which I intend to place netting.|
|Third, not made into a journal yet.|
|Forth, stitched, but now needs embellishing.|
|....and Queeny, couldn't resist.|
love and best wishes to you all, xxx