Are you ready for a sewing tutorial to stitch some fabric apples to start into our apple month? I certainly am!
We love fall and apples are our very favorite fall fruit. We have several apple trees in the garden and right now we are enjoying apple dishes almost every day. The tutorial for these fabric apples is rather simple and they make a perfect fall inspired decoration for your home and unlike real apples you can keep them forever and indulge yourself in sweet fall memories!
Here is what we need:
scraps of fabric
twigs - yep, real ones!
Download your apple template!
First thing to do is print out your template and use it to cut out two pieces of the fabric you chose for your apple.
Put the fabric pieces right sides together and secure with a few pins. Sew along the sides and the bottom using a quarter inch seam allowance. Leave the top open.
Remove the pins and clip the curves. Careful, you don´t want to cut into your seam! Turn right side out.
Now we need the embroidery floss. Three strands of floss are enough. Fold the top edge of the apple half an inch inwards and gather the top by using a running stitch all along the top edge. You end up with to tails of embroidery floss. Now gently pull on the two loose ends and watch your apple taking shape.
Stuff the apple up to the top and pull on the loose ends and secure with a tight knot. Make sure you have one long end of embroidery floss as we will use it to give the apple some more shape. Leave the short end and thread the long tail into your needle.
Now we will stitch from the top, through the apple body and bring the needle back out in the middle of the apple bottom. Pull gently to shape the apple.
Bring the needle back to the top by stitching through the apple body once again. Repeat this procedure by going back to the bottom and then again up to the top. I always try to make a little "x" shape on the bottom as it will look cute.
Now you can tie a knot with the leftover short end of embroidery floss to secure. Cut thread of. All you need to do now is push a twig into the little hole at the top!
We hope you like our little tutorial and make your very own fabric apples for a cozy fall decoration! We would love to see your apples if you make them!
Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the colors of the season and we hope to see you back here on Monday!