This tutorial is for lavender hangers made using a horse design but it could easily be applied to any other shape or piece of fabric you like...
- Choose the horse or other shape on the cloth you want to use and cut out a square around it.
- Cut a matching square of backing fabric.
- Cut ribbon to required length (mine is approx. 25 cm)
- Place the pieces right sides together and pin at the bottom.
- Fold fabric apart.
- Place ribbon against right side and pin in place (as above).
- Fold fabric back together remembering to roll up the ribbon so it doesn't get caught up in the stitching.
- Pin - I usually pin across the outline of the horse shape but if the shape looks faint or you feel unsure, you can always trace the outline first with some tailor's chalk.
- Taking your time, machine stitch carefully around the outline of the horse leaving an approx. 1.5 cm gap along the belly for stuffing.
- Remove pins and trim seams.
- Turn right side out and press if required.
- Generously stuff the the horse with a mix of lavender and polyfill - doing this inside a clear plastic bag saves a lot of mess (!)
- Hand stitch the gap closed using ladder stitch and sew button in place to finish.