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Fall Sewing Project
This project was created by Ryoko Sakuyama, Educational Coordinator, Janome Tokyo.
Click on the thumbnails below for tips on how to recreate this fall sewing-themed fabric scrapbooking project.
Base fabric   Clothes, bag and hat   Skirt
         
Round and square frames   Turtleneck & Accessories   Decorations


Base fabric
  • Add texture to the fabric base with decorative stitching. Here the width of the decorative stitches was shortened to 5 mm (3/16).


  • Use thread that is the same color or similar to the color of the base fabric.


  • Use less-elaborate stitches to avoid drawing attention away from the photo and the accessories.


  • Use thicker ric rac for the photo frame and thinner ric rac to add texture to the base fabric.






Clothes, bag and hat
  • Make patterns for clothes, bag and hat:
    Start with regular-sized patterns. Use a copier to reduce size of each to 10%.


  • Piece together following pattern directions.





Skirt
  • Add embroidery along hem of skirt. Here #12 from the Border collection (1003) was used.


  • Sew full-sized embroidery design onto fabric before piecing together.





Round and square frames
  • Digitizer was used to create the designs for the miniature frames.


  • In the Edit screen, reduce the size of the design to 80%.


  • Sew out designs on fabric.


  • Cut fabric to fit miniature hoop or frame and mount.


  • Here designs from Quilt collection (#1004) were used.



Turtleneck
  • Add realistic details to the turtle neck by cover stitching the hem.


  • Here the Cover Pro 1000CP cover stitching machine was used.

Accessories
  • String beads on clear monofilament to form a necklace.





Decorations
  • Use miniature dollhouse accessories to accent the theme of your projects.


  • There are many different accessories available.


  • Have fun experimenting while making your own original arrangement.