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Sewing Pattern

Applique Cupcake Wall Hanging

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Every little girl has pretty trinkets that are too precious to chuck in a box with everything else. Creating a beautiful picture that also doubles as a mini storage area will help keep these things safe as well as teaching her to tidy up a little! The simple cupcake design is embellished with pretty sequins and neat stitching and each cake can be made to look different if she desires.

A little adult help may be needed with the making up of the project to ensure that all hems are straight but the majority of sewing can be done unassisted or with the minimum of aid.

The pockets are big enough to hold small items of jewellery or all those tiny plastic toys that invariably have to be fished out of the hoover. The dowel at the top and bottom is also ideal to hook necklaces over. Pretty yet practical!

Happy Stitching!

Corinne Bradd

Essentials
  1. Felt sheet, 22cm square, white
  2. Polycotton print, 25cm square, pale colour, two pieces
  3. Felt scraps, pastel colours
  4. Embroidery thread
  5. Sequins
  6. Ribbon, 5mm wide picot edged, 50cm cream and 1m yellow
  7. Painted wooden doweling, 24cm long, two pieces
  8. Double sided tape
  9. Fusible hemming tape
Dimensions List
  1. Finished wall hanging; 24cm square

Quick-Stitch Wall-Hanging

    1. Create the background. Press one piece of patterned polycotton and fuse hemming tape around all four wrong sides. Lay the square of felt in the centre and fold the edges of the material over. Iron in place onto the felt, mitring the corners.

    2. Locate the template in the Sew-Pull Out Workbook. Cut four large cupcake shapes from different colours of felt scraps and four small cake case shapes from pale pink felt. Trim the tops of the cake cases with pinking shears and sew a short length of yellow picot edged ribbon 5mm down from the top edge using running stitch and folding the raw ends under the sides.

    3. Embroider and embellish the motif. Use two stands of embroidery thread to work lines of chain stitch to create a scalloped design on the top part of each cupcake shape. Use a single strand of embroidery thread to sew different coloured sequins to the tops of the cupcakes. Ensure that each stitch runs vertically from the top of the sequin to the centre hole.

    4. Place the design. Pair up the cases with the cupcakes and pin each one onto the padded fabric square so they are equally spaced from the edges. Stitch through all layers with running stitch to secure them to the background.

    5. Complete the background. Press the second piece of polycotton and fold over the edges to create a square the same size as the padded piece. Cut the remaining yellow ribbon into eight equal lengths. Pin the two pieces of fabric together, adding in four loops of ribbon to the top and bottom of the hanging. Sew all the way round the square with running stitch.

    6. Finish the wall- hanging. Thread the two pieces of doweling through the loops at the top and bottom of the wall-hanging. Use a small piece of double sided tape to hold the end loops in place and prevent the rod slipping out. Create a long hanging loop using the cream ribbon and secure it to the top dowel by rolling it around the wood and fixing with more double sided tape.

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