Hi! Eva Garlick here to introduce you to the latest pattern from Sew Much Good just in time for Halloween!
Ms. Bindweed’s Boots is a whimsical two-sided table runner that has everyone smiling. The step-by-step instructions make it simple enough for all levels of sewers.
Follow along here at SewTimeless as I give you some hints and tips to make this adorable runner using the following Timeless Treasures Fabrics.
PLEASE NOTE: This picture tutorial is meant to be used with the pattern instructions. Not all the steps are shown here. I have given the tips in the same order as the steps in the pattern.
TIPS FOR MAIN RUNNER
If you are using very dark fabric, like solid black my favorite marker in this case is a soap sliver. Yup, the kind you get in the shower.
Shows up great!
Pin through both layers of fabric on the inside of the traced boots and rough cut around each one leaving at least ½” on all sides. Sew on the lines you have drawn with a VERY SHORT stitch (1.0 on most machines), leaving the top open. Sewing with such a short stitch will keep the seams secure when you turn and stuff the boots.
Trimming and clipping are the secret to getting a smooth edge when the boots are turned. Start by trimming around the boots leaving about a ¼”. Cut on the line across the top. The pattern allows for what you need to turn down on the top.
Next clip the corners and curves. Clip close to the stitching but not TOO CLOSE. Clip into the inside curves and cut out a wedge on the outside curves. Cut across the corners on the heels.
Turn the boot right side out taking care not to stress the seams as you smooth out the curves and corners. Using a wooden stick or skewer can help get into the tight spaces. Push gently!
Stuff lightly with Poly-Fil, adding smaller pieces of stuffing one at a time.. A small stick with a round end is helpful in getting that fluffy stuff worked around into the toe and down into the heels.