As you already know, I can cross #2 off of my list- the little gnome is stitched up & riding dinos.
I've been working on the custom work for my friend Nicole, and am slowly seeing progress. It's a cat bed in the shape of a fish. Well, it isn't right now.
But it will be.
From my work today, I thought I'd share with you a few tips for sewing fabric to foam:
#1 Use a heavy-duty needle. Foam is thick!
#2 If you are sewing fabric to only one side of the foam, you need to put something on the foam side also. If you don't, the foam gets stuck & won't feed through your machine. My pattern suggested tissue paper. I didn't have any in the house, so I used wax paper which seems to be working fine, though tissue paper might tear away a bit easier.
#3 Just don't do it. You will get frustrated. You will want to hit a wall.
(Or do. But don't say I didn't warn you.)
So that's that. At least it's getting done!
Instead of sharing a pic of the fish which is not yet a fish, I will leave you with a previous project that was a success:
a sweet little towel made from Melody Miller's newest line of fabric:
Ruby Star Rising for Kokka
don't you just love the pom-poms?