Yes it seems silly I know... but Christmas is only 53 sleeps away ! SO I've started my countdown!
Isn't he the cutest little fellow for a button - now showing on my sidebar ?
* * * * *My friend Lyn asked me how I make my BoNBoNs... so I thought I would show her.
I originally purchased the pattern from Hatched and Patched and made the original design. However I needed a lot more, so instead of using an embroidery square as the commercial pattern showed... I created my own adaptation by using some fabric printed squares that I placed on the front instead. This makes each one an individual BoNBoN tailored to each guest. I have also appliqued one with the initial of my friend Loz... so the possibilities are endless. Try your hand at your own unique BoNBoN.
I am NOT a professional pattern maker nor am I selling these BoNBoNs or pattern... I'm just showing my friend how I make my version. If you want to own your own pattern... visit Hatched and Patched for purchase details.
Cut out a 9 1/2 inch x 10 1/2 inch piece of each fabric plus a piece of Pellon the same size.You'll also need 2 x 12 inch lengths of pretty ribbon.
Attach the printed square to the outside fabric approx 1/2 inch down from the top in the centre of the 10 1/2 inch edge. I blanket stitched mine on this one... but if you wanted to applique an initial, add a plain piece of fabric then adhere your initial.
|I added visofix to the back|
|Notice the cool nails painted in Bali|
Sandwich the layers... pellon on the bottom, then the lining fabric (right side up) then the outside fabric (right side down) and stitch with a 1/4 inch seam... leaving approx 2 inch opening for turning inside out.
Look what's inside.....