Tuesday, November 1, 2011

CouNtDowN to ChriStmAs


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 ?
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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.
Disclosure:
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.


Choose two fabrics and decide what square you'd like on the front... printed square or applique. This square should be no more than 3inch.. however the one I used on this one is only 2 1/2 inch.
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.

Clip corners, then turn the bon bon inside out... press out all edges and iron flat. Turn the open edge in and hand stitch to close.
Draw a straight line approx 1 1/2 inches in from short edge, down both sides of the bon bon like this.
Run a stitch along each line to gather.
 Pull each thread tight then tie a 12inch piece of ribbon around each gather to hold tight. Voila !

Look what's inside.....


8 comments:

Fiona said...

Thanks so much Cheryll... I spent about an hour trying to find out how to do these.. and almost went to a friends to tear hers apart!!! I love them.. your nails are awesome ... now if you'll excuse me I have to check what Christmas fabrics I have...
Hugz

shez said...

i noticed your nails too Chez very funky.Thankyou for the wonderful tutorial,did you have a win today?

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Lovely nails. Thanks for your little tutorial,I think i know what i'll be making today...Fabric bonbons.

Allie said...

Oh my favorite candy inside, lol!!! Love these, and LOVE those NAILS!!

Cat said...

LOVE the Bali nails ::))
great tutorial

O'faigh said...

Ahhh Cheryll, thank you my friend,very much appreciated...so I wasnot the only one who was wondering.... I am joining Fiona,now must check out my Christmas Fabrics...hmmm maybe it will have to be tomorrow...time for bed......I will be dreaming Christmas Bon Bons tonight....Hugs O'faigh

Odile said...

Thank for this tutorial. A great gift idea for Christmas.

Kate said...

Thanks for your great tutorial.

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