Wednesday, 18 November 2015

One Thimble E-zine {Issue Nine} Blog Tour - Vincent the Victor

hello again and welcome back for my second instalment in the Pattern Revolution blog tour celebrating the release of Issue 9 of One Thimble...

This time I got to sew up one of the two appliqué patterns by Ric-Rac & Retro and, finally, something for my boy! Vincent the Victor lives up to his name in our house, Master D is thrilled with the addition to his wardrobe and eagerly watched as I sewed it for him.

The appliqué itself is a fabulous way to use up scraps. Further to this, it is done onto a scrap backing, which is then cut out and sewn onto whatever you wish. I think that is particularly fabulous for sewing onto clothing items as it reduces the amount of potential itch inducing exposed stitches {yes, I'm aware of iron on backings, but I find they tend to fall off after only a few washes}. Besides, it helps get placement absolutely perfect on any project! The instructions on how to make it happen and which equipment you will need are extensive.

I had made attempts at free motion appliqué previously, but I am much happier with the results after reading Sarah's tips on stitch speed for making it neat... I think I still need more practice though!! I am also a big fan of the encouragement to make the design your own, there is even a list of suggestions as to how you can make that happen.

Because I needed something to sew my new appliqué onto, I broke out the Tree Climber Pattern from The Pattern Studio by 1 Puddle Lane... just because I purchased it ages ago and have been meaning to use it. I so loved taking these photos of Master D, he was all "do you want me to stand here?" and "do you want my hands here, like this?", it really rammed home that I need to take the time to make special things for him more often. This little appliqué really is a great way to make sewing 'boy' things more interesting for us creatives.

So I hope you enjoy appliquéing all the things!... I look forward to seeing photos of your widely varying creations in the One Thimble Sewing Enthusiasts and PDF Pattern Sales & Promotion groups on Facebook.

If haven't been following the blog tour already and are keen to take a look at reviews of either the whole e-zine or individual patterns, please take a look at the following blogs on the outlined dates!

13 November: Lady & The Gents / lulu & celeste
15 November: create3.5 / Call Ajaire / Rebel & Malice
17 November: handcrafted by RED
19 November: Bee Quilted Blog

Happy sewing! and until next time...

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