Stitch Kitsch

Happy Scrappy Placemats

Strawberry Pincushion in a Cup 

 

Happy Scrappy Placemats

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Stitch Kitsch by Jennifer Heynen

In this class students can make a set of four placemats to match their decor. These could be made in fall or holiday fabrics as well. Trims, buttons, and felts are additional supplies to be sold alongside of the fabrics.

Class Length:

4-6 hours (may not complete everything in class)

 

Class Supply List:

  • Stitch Kitsch by Jennifer Heynen  (page 70)
  • 2 5/8 yards quilting cotton
  • 36˝ x 42˝ piece of batting
  • 6˝ x 8˝ scraps of fabric for flaps
  • 2 yards each of 4 trims
  • 12 felt or fabric scraps measuring 4˝ x 4˝
  • 12˝ x 12˝ green felt for leaves
  • 4 buttons, 1˝ diameter
  • thread
  • sewing machine

 

Class Agenda:

1. Start by selecting fabrics and trims for the project.

2. Cut all of the flaps and mat fabric.

3. Finish one mat in class; students can continue to work on and maybe finish all of the mats.

4. Sewing the binding can be done at home.

 

Strawberry Pincushion in a Cup 

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Stitch Kitsch by Jennifer Heynen

In this class everyone will take home a useful pincushion that adds some fun to their sewing room. This is an easy class that only requires hand stitching. Students will have the opportunity to use wool, felt, and trims to add to their cotton quilting fabrics to complete their pincushion. The best part is coming away with a finished pincushion and the knowledge to make more for all of their sewing friends.

 

Class Length:

3 hours

 

Class Supply List:

  • Stitch Kitsch by Jennifer Heynen  (page 38)
  • Ceramic bowl approximately 4˝ in diameter (shops can purchase them wholesale from Jennifer Heynen at jenniferjangles.com)
  • 1 fat quarter of quilting cotton for pincushion
  • 1/4 yard or fat quarter red quilting cotton for strawberries
  • 6˝ x 6˝ green wool
  • 4˝ x 4˝ green felt
  • 2˝ x 4˝ white felt
  • 1 cm yellow felt ball
  • 5/8 yard pom-pom trim
  • 2 ounces fiberfill
  • hot glue gun and sticks
  • needles and thread

  

Classroom Preparation:

Depending on class size, 1-2 glue gun stations

 

Class Agenda:

1. Start with hand stitching the strawberries and flowers, picking trims and embellishments for the cushion.

2. Make and fill the cushion and glue into the bowl.

3. Hand stitch the sewn pieces on top.

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