I give you my Christmas Pudding Applique Tea towel Tutorial !
To make one of your own you will need the following:
1 plain white 100% cotton tea towel 19" x 28" (approx)
Scrap of brown fabric for pudding approx 7" x 7"
Scrap of light fabric for topping approx 7" x 4"
Scrap of green fabric for leaves approx 3" x 3"
I small red button
Thread to match your fabrics
Fusible interfacing, same dimensions as your fabric scraps (I used a light fusible fleece so that my pudding would be slightly padded but you could use double-sided fusible web instead)
Step 1Fuse your interfacing to the reverse side of your pudding, topping and leaves fabrics. Trace a 5.5" circle on the interfaced side of the pudding fabric.
Measure 2" down from the centre top of the traced circle and draw a line across the top of the circle through the mark you just made. (It doesn't matter if the line is not exactly straight as it will be covered by the topping fabric later)
Step 2Trace a semi-circle on the interfaced side of the topping fabric using the same measurement/template that you used for the pudding.
Discard the pudding top piece and cut out your traced topping shape
Step 3Draw two holly leaf shapes on the interfaced side of the leaves fabric and cut out.
Step 4Decide where you want to applique your pudding to the tea towel. If using double-sided fusible web fuse the pudding base to the front of your tea towel. If using fusible fleece as I did, pin and baste the pudding base to the tea towel front.
Step 5With matching thread blanket or satin stitch around the curved edge of the pudding. (The straight edge will be covered by the pudding topping piece)
Matching up the curved edges, and making sure that the straight edge of the pudding is covered, fuse or pin and baste the topping piece to the tea towel.
Blanket or Satin Stitch around all edges of the topping with matching thread.
Step 6Repeat fusing and stitching for the two holly leaves on the top of the pudding.
Stitch the red button on where the holly leaves meet.
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