I'm running a bit late this month but have finally cobbled together some photos and text for Strawberry fob finishing.
First gather your equipment...
For this project you will need:
- Stitched project - some suggestions: Prairie Schooler chart 100 - American Strawberries & chart 101- Prairie Strawberries (used for this tutorial), Anita's little Stitches designs, Blackbird Designs - there is a strawberry fob in the Secret Garden pattern (OOP) from the Loose Feathers series of 2006 and a Blackbird Designs also designed a fabulous quaker strawberry for the 2006 Annual Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments issue (I'm sure this one is still available).
- Ribbon, felt
- Scissors, needle, thread, pins.
ladder stitch to do this, but you can use a sewing machine if you wish (I find it is easier to do this by hand).
Another pretty way to finish the strawberry is to tie ribbons around the hanger - I learned this technique from Janie Hubble from The Cat's Whiskers Design Studio at a class last year.
I hope you will enjoy making your own strawberries too and will find this tutorial useful.
Tutor = CathyMK