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Tutorial: Party Cups - Love Birds

 

 

 

Tutorial: Party Cups - Love Birds

The perfect party pick-me up's.


 Love Birds by Jens Funder- Nielsen

(ISBN: 9784262152622)

 

Materials:

  • Tissue paper
  • Paper Glue
  • Paper Cups
  • Pencil
  • Scisscors
  • Scalpel
  • Soft artists paint brush (optional)

 


 

 

Tutorial: Party Cusp - Love Birds

 

 

 

 

 

Preparation:


a.  Print out Love Birds template

b. Cut Love Bird template in half


c. Cut all sections of template

(starting with the inside of the heart)


d. Fold tissue paper accordian style, to fit the template

(approx 6cm wide).

 

 

N.B Two paper folds equals 2 full hearts.

More folds equals more hearts.

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Party Cups - Love Birds

 

 

 

 

 

 Step 1.


a. Place the template along the folded edges of the tissue paper.

b. Trace the template onto the tissue paper with a pencil.

 

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Party Cups - Love Birds

 

 

 

 

 

 Step 2.


a. Cut all of the section within template out.

b. Scissor cut the outer edge of template.

 

 

N.B If you draw more than one template on your tissue paper,

I recommend you cut the inner sections first, & then

cut the individual hearts outs.

 

*Tissue paper is fiddly especially in small sections.

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Party Cups - Love Birds

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3.


a. Gently unfold your hearts

b. Finger iron out any creases.

 

 



 

Tutorial: Party Cups - Love Birds

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4.


a. Apply glue to the front of your  paper cups

(the area where the template is going)

 


N.B Depending on your glue,

you might be able to glue a couple of cups in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Party Cups - Love Birds



 

 

 

Step 5.

 

a. Place the center of your template over the glue.

b. Leave to dry.

 

 

N.B I found using a soft paint brush & working from the center out,

was the easist way to smooth the tissue paper down


 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Party Cups - Love Birds



 

 

Enjoy!

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

 

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket


 The 'make it up as you go along'

blanket.

 

 

Materials:

  • 48x Charm Squares (5"x5" cotton fabric)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron
  • Thread
  • Crochet yarn/ Thick thread for blanket stitch
  • Yarn
  • Hook (size appropriate for your chosen yarn)

 

Click here for Crochet Pattern

 

For the crochet edge:

I used Fibranatura Cottonwood (Green/41103) with a 3mm hook.

 

 


Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

 

 


Charm Square Preparation

 

 

Step 1.  

a) Organise your squares into 24 sets (set = 1x front & back square)  

b) Arrange your sets into your final layout.

 

 

Step 2.

a) Take a square set & place fabric RIGHT SIDES together

b) Using 0.5cm seam allowance, sew sides together leaving a small gap

c) Turn the squares RIGHT SIDES out (through small gap)

d) Sew the small gap closed.

e) Iron


* Repeat until you have 24 sewn squares.

 

 

N.B  RIGHT SIDES = patterned sides

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 


 

 

 Charm Square Topstitch

 

 

Step 3.

a) Topstitch all edges with 0.5 seam allowances

b) Tidy up threads

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

 

 

 

Blanket Stitch

 

 

Step 4.

a) Using the Top Stitch seam as a guide,

Blanket Stitch along all sides at 1cm intervals.

b) Tie off

 

 

N.B This pattern was made up as I went along,

so you may find that the 1cm interval will fall short in places,

especially at the corners  - THAT'S OKAY!

 

 

Click here Blanket Stitch Instructions

 

 

 

 

 

Kaffe Fusion  - Crochet Edge Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crochet Edge

 

Stitches used in the Kaffe Fusion Blanket: 

 

Single Crochet (sc)

Double Crochet (dc)

Chain Stitch (ch)

Slip Slip (Sl st)

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

 

 

 

 

Row 1.

 

a) Single Crochet (sc) along your blanket stitch,

incl. 1x (sc) into each corner


b) Slip Stitch (Sl st) to join the base line

c) Chain Stitch (ch) x3 to prepare for Row 2

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

 

 

 

Row 2.

 

a) Double Crochet (dc) into the next two (sc), (ch)x1,

(dc)x3  in to next three (sc). 

*Repeat until you reach a corner;

 


b) (dc)x3 into the corner (sc),  

*Repeat a) until you have completed all sides.

 


c) Slip Stitch (Sl st) to join Row 2.

d) Chain Stitch (ch) x3 to prepare for Row 3.

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

 

 

 

 

Row 3.


a) *Repeat pattern for Row 2

making sure your (dc)x3 covers the gap created by the chain stitches (ch)

in Row 2.

(see pattern)


b) Slip Stitch (Sl st)ends togethers

c) Chain (ch) x1 to prepare for Row 4.

 

 


 

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

 

 

 

Row 4.


a) Single Crochet (sc) into every stitch in Row 3.

b) Slip Stitch (Sl st) & tie off.

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Kaffe Fusion Blanket

 

 

 

 

 

Joining Charm Squares

 

 

Working in rows, Whip Stitch two squares (RIGHT SIDES FACING)

together until you have yourself a blanket.


 

Click here for Whip Stitch instructions

 

 

 


Tutorial: Woven Hearts

Danish Woven hearts

 

 

 

Tutorial: Woven Hearts

 

This tutorial is for fabric Woven Hearts,

but the pattern can be used for paper hearts too!

Template from 'Julepynt med Saks og Papir'

 

Materials

  • 2 x Fabrics - front of hearts
  • 1 x Fabric - inside of hearts
  • Bondaweb (Vliesofix)
  • Embroidery Floss - 6 strand (optional)
  • Pencil/fabric pen
  • Glue (paper & fabric)
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Template - Woven Hearts

 

 

Preparation

1. Print out Woven Hearts template. N.B I adjusted the size of the template.

 

2. Prepare your fabric with Bondaweb (Vliesofix).

 

 

 

Tutorial: Danish Woven Hearts

 

 

 

 

Woven Heart Preparation

 

 

Step 1:

Print out 2 x copies

of the Woven Hearts template.

 

 

Step 2:

Cut out all four pieces,

put Set A to the side & glue Set B set together

creating a new template.

 

 

N.B Creating a new template will make cutting your fabric

faster & mistake free

 

 




Tutorial: Danish Woven Hearts
Tutorial: Danish Woven Hearts


 

 

 

Step 3:

Using Set B template

Draw 1 copy onto each of your fabrics

 



Step 4:

Cut out your fabric shapes.

 

N.B You should have 2 different coloured pieces

per Woven Heart

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Danish Woven Hearts

 

 

 

 

 

 Step 5:

Fold and iron

your fabric piece in half

(lengthwise)

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Danish Woven Hearts


 

 

 

 

 

Step 6: (optional)

If you plan to embelish your hearts i.e. the edges

This is the time to do it.

 

 

I used embroidery floss

to Blanket Stitch over the rounded edges

of my fabric shapes.

 

 

 




Tutorial: Danish Woven Hearts
Tutorial: Danish Woven Hearts


 

 

 


Step 7:

Using Set A templates (x2): cut along

the 2 finger folds.

 

 

Step 8:

Draw the finger lines onto your

Set B cut-outs.

 



Step 9:

Cut along your Set B finger lines (x2)

 

 


 

 

Tutorial: Woven Hearts
Tutorial: Woven Hearts

 

 

 

Woven Heart Handles

 

 

 To make the Woven Heart handles,

I cut a 23cm x 1.5cm strip of fabric from

my (bonded) fabric.

 

 

To match my hearts,

I added Blanket Stitch to both side

of the handle.

 

 

 



Tutorial: Danish Woven Hearts
Tutorial: Danish Woven Hearts

 

 

 

 


 Assembling the Woven Hearts


 


Step 1:

a. Take 1L, slide it over 1R   

b. Slide 1L through 2R

c. Slide 1L over 3R

 


Ease your hearts together.

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Danish Woven Hearts
Tutorial: Danish Woven Hearts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2:

a. Take 2L, slide it through 1R

b. Slide 2L over 2R

c. Slide 2L through 3R

 

 

Ease your hearts together.

 

 

 




Tutorial: Danish Woven Hearts
Tutorial: Danish Woven Hearts

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:

a. Take 3L, slide it over 1R

b. Slide 3L through 2R

c. Slide 3L over 3R





Gently adjust your Woven hearts so the fingers

fit snugly.








Tutorial: Danish Woven Hearts

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

To attach the Woven heart handles,

add (fabric) glue to the last 1.5cm of the strip

& gently position inside the heart.

 

 

Step 5:

Leave over night to dry.

 

 

 

 


Tutorial: Danish Woven Hearts







Step 6:

 

Hang up for all to see!

 

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Woven Hearts

 

 

 

The Newsprint Series: Danish Christmas Hearts

 

 

Tutorial: Paper Doves

Tutorial: Paper Doves

 

 

Cross Stitcher: 'With Love" Doves


 Template from

Cross Stitcher (UK) Dec 2010

  


Materials:

  • Scissors
  • Sharp needle
  • Foam base (optional)
  • Embroidery floss
  • White watercolour paper
  • Cereal box card
  • Glue

 

 

Preparation:

Template:

If you plan on making more than one Paper Dove, I recommend you make a semi permanent template. Simply print out a copy pf the Dove template, glue the full template onto the back of a cereal box and cut out the dove & wings.

 

Foam Base:

To avoid damaging your paper during hole punching, I recommend putting something soft i.e. a foam base under the paper.

 

 


  Tutorial: Paper Doves

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

Using your (cereal box) template,

draw your doves onto watercolour paper

& cut out.

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Paper Doves

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2:

Lightly draw

the Cross Stitcher or your own design

onto the doves.

 

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Paper Doves

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:

With a soft base under your cut-out & using a sharp needle,

punch along your design at regular intervals.

 

Don't forget...

the hole in the dove's upper back for it's wings.

 

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Paper Doves

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

Erase the pencil marks leaving just the holes.

 

 

 

 

  Tutorial: Paper Doves

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

Using either running or back stitch,

sew your design onto your paper dove using embroidery floss

(6 strand is good).

 


Finish your work with a small knot to secure it.

 

 

 

 


Tutorial: Paper Doves

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6:

Cut a length of floss,

thread it through the hole in the

dove's back.


 


Step 7:

Sew the doubled up thread

through the middle of the wings & push them down

to rest on the dove's back.


Optional - tie a knot to secure the wings.

 

 


Step 8:

Gently fold your wings

& hang!

 

 

 

 

  Paper Doves

 

 

Paper Art: Doves

 

 

 

Tutorial: Paper Angels

Tutorial: Paper Angels

 

 

Tutorial: Paper Angels

 

 

Template adapted from

'Julepynt med Saks of Papir'

 

Materials

  • Coloured card
  • Cereal Box
  • Newsprint or tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Thread

 

Trove - has a wonderful online collection of Newspapers & Magazines from 1930's - 1990's to download and print off for a vintage feel.

 

 

Tutorial: Paper Angels

Tutorial: Paper Angels

 



 

 Paper Angel Preparation

 

 

 

Step 1:

Print off template:

cut the pieces & glue onto the back of a

cereal box.

 

 (there are 4 separate pieces on the template)

 

 

 

Step 2:

Using your templates

draw your Angel body onto your coloured card &

Angel Face, Dress & Wings onto Newsprint or tissue paper

 

N.B

Each Paper Angel consists of


2 x Angel Body

2 x Angel Face

2 X Angel Dress

1 x Angel Wings

 

 

 

Step 3:

Cut out out your Angel pieces

ready for assembly

 

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Paper Angels

Tutorial: Paper Angels




 

 

Assembling your Paper Angel

 

 

 

Step 1:

Place your 2 x Angel Body side by side.


Glue the 1 x Angel Face &

1 x Angel Dress

 to the front of each Angel Body.

 

Leave to Dry.

 

 

 

 


Tutorial: Paper Angels

Tutorial: Paper Angels




 

 

 

 Step 2:

Take your 2 x Angel Body

& flip them over to the wrong side.


Glue the length of the  

Angel Body

 

 

 

Step 3:

Gently pinch the center of the Angel Wings being

careful not to create a crease along

the length of the wings.

 

 

 

 

 

  Tutorial: Paper Angels



 

 

 

Step 4:

Gently sandwich

the wings between the two Angel Body cut-outs.

Leave to dry.

 

 

N.B

I placed a small stone

over the central Angel Wing part

to keep the two Angel Body

parts together.

 

 

 

 



Tutorial: Paper Angels

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

Punch a hole in the Angel Body (head)&

thread some string through

and

 

 

Hang for all to see!

 

 

 

 

 

The Newsprint Series: Vintage Paper Angels

 

 

 

 

The Newsprint Series: Vintage Paper Angels