Saturday, 30 August 2014

Paper Pieced Butterfly

I love all the paper pieced patterns by Tartan Kiwi and so I was to take up the Butterfly Challenge and create this. I received the Art Gallery fabric when Fiona de-stashed it and I knew it would be perfect for fussy cutting.
To fussy cut the wings I traced the relevant pieces onto plastic. I know you can buy proper template plastic, but I save bits of packaging or milk bottles.
This works well as the wings were the first piece to be placed on all 4 sections.

I like to line up the initial piece using the window and I use fabric glue to keep it in place.

I use the post card method for folding over each section and instead of ironing the small bits I use the wooden thingamajig.

I wanted the bag to have straight sides and a nice flat bottom so I used the tutorial by Katy, I used the same measurements and a width of about 9"

I'm very happy with how it turned out.... Sorry about the bad final pictures as I did forget about the time difference!

You can see that it is 4" wide at the base. Lovely and spacious too.

The Tartankiwi

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