I was asked to make some small items to be sold as part of a fundraising event. I have been knitting and crocheting of course ......
and I have also been making these ......
I thought some of you might like to give them a try too !
|Marianna's Suffolk Puff|
These are really easy to make.
To Make a Simple Puff
Start by cutting out a circle of fabric (polyester cotton works well)
Top Tip: Choose a fabric that does not fray easily
Thread some sewing thread / cotton onto a needle and sew a running stitch all around the edge of the circle, with the right side of the fabric facing down
Top Tip: Use your thread double
Pull the thread so that the circle gathers up
Keep pulling until all of the circle edge is gathered up
Secure the thread by making several small stitches in the centre of the Puff
Add a button
Have fun choosing the fabric and the buttons you use -
To Make a Double Puff
If you want to make a double puff use two circles of different sizes -
I used 4 ½ " for the smaller circle and 7" for the larger circle
Top Tip: If you do want to use a fabric that frays easily - cut the circle a little bigger and fold in a small hem as you are sewing the row of running stitch.
|Double Suffolk Puff|
These sweet little Suffolk Puffs can be used as brooches by adding a little safety pin, or they can be added to hair clips or bands. Or added as decoration to all manner of items ~ cushions, bags, aprons, hats ...........
Add lace to make a rosette .......