Saturday, 10 April 2010
I was better at making suffolk puffs when I didn't do much sewing. My small applique/hand quilting stitches which I have spent seven years trying to make teeny tiny don't gather tightly. You are then left with quite a big hole in the centre of your puff when it should be quite small, and nobody wants that!
Still, I didn't want to waste my first attempt. I sewed a second one gathering the puff up with some shockingly big 'homeward bounders' stitches (I remember Lofty from Eastenders using this phrase) and attached it to the first, bigger, worser, one. A button and a hairband later and my daughter is very pleased with my mistake.
And now I've mastered the puff I can make a cushion. Happy days!