Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dabbling Wednesday

Today's dabbling Wednesday project was taken from the book 100 applique motifs by Deborah 'Ismoyo' Green. There's lots of really cute fabric applique ideas in there. I picked a little cat design because it didn't require sewing with a machine (as you can see why in the next picture).

You're supposed to trace the template, then enlarge it but since I didn't know what I'd be doing with the end product I just kept the cat design super small.

Here's the cat pattern cut out, and the background square machine-sewn (I'll get that sewing in a straight line thing down some day :)

Then I pinned down the cat figure, and hand-sewed it in place.
I still haven't figured out what I'll do about the eyes. The book has the cat with little Xs for the eyes, but it just made the cat look like it expired. Maybe I'll do French Knots?

In any case I think I'll have another go at sewing that square...


  1. Seed bead eyes in black with white yarn.

  2. Hey, that's a cute cat!
    How about buttons for eyes?
    Sewing a straight line is only important if you're making clothing. Otherwise, it's called "artistic".

  3. Brilliant! Thanks nessa.

    lol, well, I'm artistic then tamdoll.