Adding Handmade to Our Holidays – Tiny Garland Tutorial
While decorating, inspiration struck, and I thought I would share a fast and fun project with you. A garland made of little bits of fabric, and thread.
I made mine with Kona snow, but this would be such a fun project to raid the scrap bin for! Imagine all the pretty little bits that you can’t part with. I might still have to make a colorful version as well!
To begin, I cut 4 strips, at 1/2″, removed the selvages and cut 1/2″ squares.
Fabric confetti! It doesn’t matter which side is up so don’t worry about keeping things orderly.
I loaded a bobbin with green, and found a nice bright red for the top. I set my stitch length to the longest available, and then adjusted the tension before starting.
Then it’s just a matter of feeding them through the machine, and a helper is always welcome at my table!
I did pull the thread from the back after a few had gone under the needle. My machine wanted to eat a few of the pieces, but keeping the threads taut, kept things moving.
After I finished with all the squares, I de-tangled, and wrapped the garland around a ruler. Then took it to the window – I would also love to see these wrapped around the tree, or used as ribbon on packages. Really there’s so many options, and the entire operation took about 30 minutes! A great, fast handmade addition to our stockings and tree skirt.
Have you made any holiday decor recently? I’d love to see! Also, let me know if you make a garland!
I’ll be back tomorrow with a super fun post – be sure to come back!