Monday, March 26, 2012

Pebble Adventure Tutorial

My pebble adventure continues, with
a bit of a how-to.  The link to
the written instructions for the pebble
can be found here:

I began this pebble with fabric I had rusted
along with some found metal items.
I love how the metal bottle cap has
a heart shape eaten away in it.

The next step is to determine your pebble shape
and cut it out.  I have used plastic needlepoint
canvas, but the instructions call for cardboard.
Trace the pattern onto your fabric by tracing
around the pattern edges with a pencil.
Embellish  the traced shape.
Double check your embellishments, being sure
the pattern is filled.
To cover the plastic canvas pattern,
machine stitch  1/2" outside
the traced line. Use a basting
stitch, the longest stitch length.
Pull one of the threads and gather
the edges of the fabric.
Insert the pattern along with
some quilt batting to round out
the top.
The clothes pins will help hold things
together while you adjust the
gathering threads.
Tie the gathered edges to prevent the fabric
from slipping.
Repeat process for pebble back.
I used wool felt to pad the back.

Front and back ready to stitch together.
Using a matching thread carefully
stitch the top to the bottom.
Pebble complete!
Pebble completed size:
First and Second Pebble

On to Pebble #3!

Love to all,
Deb
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