I haven't blogged much lately because I've been busy working on some things that I can't post yet, so I thought I'd share a simple little tutorial I put together for A Million Memories last May.
-velvet ribbon or fabric
-needle and thread
-embellishments for the center of the pinwheel (optional)
Start with a piece of velvet ribbon. For this example, I used velvet ribbon that was about 3/4 of an inch wide and I cut a piece that was about 6 inches long. The length you’ll need will depend on the width of the velvet and how tight you want your spiral to be.
1. Take the threaded needle and stitch along one edge of the velvet:
2. After you’ve stitched along the entire edge of the ribbon (see the photo above), pull your thread to gather the velvet:
3. Keep pulling the thread until the entire edge of the velvet is gathered as tight as it will go. The gathered velvet will form a little pinwheel (see below). Just stitch up the loose ends and tie a knot in the thread:
You can also use velvet fabric, but you’ll probably want to cut it along the edge of the fabric so that you have a crisp edge (just stitch along the edge you’ve cut).
Once you’ve finished the pinwheel, you can add anything you want to the center – rhinestones, pearls, buttons, a dab of Stickles, flowers, etc. And there you go!!
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