Sewist’s Name: Jane Linder from Houston, Texas
Type of Project: Craft
Pattern: Original Designs
Featured Date: 11-8-23
Hi, I’m Jane. I wanted to give my 7-year-old granddaughter something special for Christmas. So I asked her to trace her hand on a piece of paper and send it to me. I made a bouquet of her hands. I told her it was unique in all the world, just as she is.
A few days later, she asked me if I would teach her to sew so she could make gifts for her friends that were unique in all the world.
Details: I used polyester satin so it would be both slippery for easy turning and opaque. I transferred the hand outline to foundation paper so I could sew right through it. I made leaves in a similar way. I also made stems out of satin straps 7/8 inches wide. I used every turning tool in my toolbox, especially a long bodkin. I stuffed the hands lightly with polyester fiberfill and pushed insulated copper wire into the fingers and stems to give the bouquet some stability.
Thanks so much!
Jane Linder from Houston, Texas. Retired business-woman, happy grandmother, quilter and etc.
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