Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Royal gloves - sewing things up
And finally I had this lovely pile of embroidery. We are going to pretend that both of the hummingbirds are facing the correct direction and proceed accordingly. Next we are going to sew the embroidery to the pieces of our gloves. The gloves here are actually mittens, because we are Vikings!
I just love my quilter's tools. Here I am using my block ruler and chalk pencil to get all the lines perfect.
And now I've ironed in my the folds for the embroidery piece. I used an ultra-lightweigh fusible called Misty Fuse. The fusible itself is like gossamer and floats on the air. It's good to tack things down and doesn't add stiffness to the piece. It's not so great if you have the ceiling fan on. I wouldn't use it without extra stitching though. I also have my trusty block ruler to line things up just right.
I pulled enough silk from the ground fabric to use it for stitching down the embroidery. Here are the teeny tiny stitches on the fold.
And here is the embroidery all sewn down to my glove piece. Can we make it prettier? Yes!
I used the light yellow silk to lucet up some cording for a matching trim. Then I used the same silk to stitch down the tiny trim over our seam edge.
And here is one finished cuff ready to be sewn into a finished mitten!