Final Day for the Poinsettia and Holly Leaf Sew Along!

felt poinsettias and holly leaves

Have you been sewing along with us?  I have had so much fun sewing with you all this week!  It’s always more fun to sew with a friend. Today is the final day of the Festive Foliage Wall Hanging sew along, and I can’t wait to see all the finished products!  If you missed any of the videos, you can see them on my YouTube channel.  You can also find a materials list and other details here, if you missed out on the sew along, but want to make one too.  Here’s what you should be working on today:

  • Cut your fabric for the back of your wall hanging.
  • Cut and sew your binding strips.  Note: I like to cut my binding two inches wide and sew it to the front with a 3/8 seam allowance.  This way when I fold it over to the back and tuck the raw edge under, I can sew in the ditch from the front and catch the back.  This is the fastest way to sew your binding if you aren’t going to see the back of the project.  If you want the back to be nice and neat, you can just hand sew the binding down in the back instead of using your machine. 
  • Make sure you have attached your flowers and leaves to the quilted background.
  • Place your completed front and back pieces wrong sides together.
  • Pin your binding to the front, and sew through all layers to attach the binding.  Remember, I like to use a 3/8 inch seam allowance.  Be very careful not to stretch the binding as you sew around the curves.
  • Clip your curves within the seam allowance to help the binding fold over easily, but be careful not to cut too close to the stitching.
  • Fold your binding over the side of the wall hanging to the back.  Tuck your raw edge under and sew the binding to the back. Remember, you can stitch in the ditch from the front or hand sew it.

That’s it!  You have successfully created a beautiful wall hanging to decorate with for the holidays!  Hang it on a door, mantle, wall or china cabinet.  You could even use it as a centerpiece for a table.  Don’t forget to post your finished picture in the A Bit of Stitch Facebook Group, so we can see your finished product!  Part of the fun in sewing is sharing, and we love for you to share!

felt poinsettia and holly leaves on qhite background

Thank you sew much for joining us for this sew along and for being awesome supporters!  Can’t wait to sew again with you soon!

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