30.11.12

' Sweets for the sweet

Sewing tutorial for fleece cookie, chocolate and gingerbread candy.


Hello!

Did you all have a good week and are you ready for the last fairy tale craft? I thought we stick with Hansel and Gretel a little bit longer and craft something literally sweet! Remember the witch? She is living in a beautiful house made of cakes and cookies after all. So why not sewing up some sweets for your sweet little ones while recycling some leftover fleece scraps at the same time? Well, if you are a wee bit like us, you will have a ton of scraps of every possible material laying around. Those pieces that are too big to be treated like rubbish and that fall in the "better-keep-me-I-might-be-useful-one-day" category. So we decided to re-purpose some of these bits and picked out some cookie colored pieces of fleece.




If you are in the mood to make your own selection of yummy fleecey "baked goods" you will need:

scraps of fleece
embroidery floss and needle
scraps of paper

To make the chocolate bar you need to cut two rectangles of fleece. The size really is up to you or to the size of the fleece scraps you are using. Ours is about the size of a real chocolate bar. Layer the two pieces of fleece on top of each other, right sides together and sew around the edges with a quarter inch seam allowance. Leave about two inches open. Backstitch and cut your thread. Turn your chocolate bar right side out, flatten it and stitch the opening closed. Now sew all around the edges once again with a quarter inch seam allowance, then sew a chocolate bar pattern on it. Use some paper or foil to wrap your chocolate bar in a shiny wrapper!

For the gingerbread repeat the basic steps that we just did for the chocolate bar, just don't sew a chocolate bar pattern but get your embroidery floss and hand-stitch some detail onto it.

For the sugar cookie cut two circles and embroider some sprinkles onto the right side of one circle. Now layer the circles on top of each other, right sides together, sew around them and leave an opening. Turn right side out, stitch opening closed and sew around the edges.



Now, that has been easy, right?! You created new toys for your little ones and you got rid of some scraps (so there´s room for new ones...!).


I hope you will all have a wonderful weekend and that we will see you on Monday! Oh, by the way, December´s monthly theme will be "December magic"!

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