Wednesday, 12 October 2011

More birthday sewing

I wanted to give a handmade gift that was a joint effort from Georgie and I. I had already given this Grandma a handmade book mark (see here) so used the same idea  and this time made a coaster.

I traced a drawing Georgie did for it onto the linen which I embroidered with 3 stands of embroidery cotton in backstitch. Then I used a layer of cotton batting and some jiffy grip non slip backing which I then edged the 3 layers together with bias binding. It's a little wonky but authentically handmade looking. I handstitched the binding on as I was away from home and no sewing machine - nothing like last minute gifts!

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