Added Jan 16, 2011
Once again I’ve shamelessly plundered Tree Fall Design’s “sketch” origami applique, this time on totes for Christmas.
Like Tree Fall, I traced the reindeer onto Bondaweb, ironed it onto the wrong side of the fabric scrap, carefully cut out the pieces and ironed them onto the cut-out totes. I liked the straight-stitch effect rather than the traditional zigzag, and I realised I’d get even more of an effect (and save time on all that back-and-forthing) if I used the triple stitch setting.
Using Skip to my Lou’s instructions I whipped up 10 of these as Christmas gifts; seven with the reindeer and three with vintage fabric over bunting. Foolishly I neglected to photograph all nine together (time wasn’t on my side late Christmas Eve, despite vowing not to leave my Christmas sewing to the last minute… again).
Outer: Ikea Charlotta Vild heavy weight cotton, by Åsa Ekström and Fialena triangle-bunting print by Anna Svanfeldt
Applique: Liberty Meadow E cotton
Lining: Second-hand doona cover from the Salvos