I am hoping you can see these fabric leaves well in these pictures. They are so darn charming and easy !!! I made a garland out of them but you could do a zillion things with them. Make a small wreath, add them to a package or make tiny leaves and make a pin with them. The sky is the limit.
You must check out the yummy pumpkin-cream cheese filled bread recipe and cinnamon/cider soap (Cathy makes soap) giveaway at Cranberry Cottage
Thank you Cathy for contributing to Autumn Bliss week !!!!!!
Today Junie Moon is offering a lovely Victoria tea
I am making my little corner of bliss right now. Thank you June for the inspiration xoxoxo
How to make fabric leaves
1. To make a leaf pattern, find a leaf or feel free to use one the the silhouettes below (click on picture to make bigger) and cut a leaf shape and size you want out of paper for a pattern.
2. Cut two squares of fabric a little bigger then your leaf.
3. Cut a square of double-sided iron-on HeatnBond paper,
the same size as your fabric squares.
4. Cut a 5 inch length of thin wire.
5. Take your bottom (or underside of leaf) fabric, wrong side facing you. Set wire in middle of square, only half way up the leaf. Cover fabric and wire with heat-bond paper. Follow heat-bond directions. But you set heat-bond with paper side up and iron. When cool peel off paper and set top fabric right side facing up on heat-bond paper and iron again. You should have a square piece of fabric, with wire and heat-bond paper sandwiched in-between.
6. Now hold or pin leaf pattern over square. Make sure your wire is at the bottom of the leaf and cut out leaf. I have found after doing a couple, it is better to free-form cut. Then each leaf is a bit different and looks more natural.
7. It is important to have the wire in the middle of the leaf. Being able to bend and manipulate the leaf makes a big difference. These are wonderful and I encourage you to try just making a couple. I think you will be very happy that you did xoxoxo