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A little tutorial on  using some of those ends of yarn that are trimmed after all that sewing in!

You will need

A sewing machine set to ordinary zigzag or straight stitch
A bag of yarny bits
Some water-soluble stabiliser* (leave a comment below if you have trouble sourcing that)
Machine thread
Hand stitching threads (optional – see method)
A few cards
Some Japanese paper

*I used a product called SoluWEB. It is not a conventional water-soluble – very light – and disappears almost instantly.

You will also need scissors and a small bowl to hold water.

 

1 Cut a piece of watersoluble fabric approx 18 x 9 inches
1 Cut a piece of watersoluble fabric approx 18 x 9 inches. Loosely arrange a handful of yarn on one half of the fabric
2 Fold the other half of the fabric over the top and take it to the sewing machine.
2 Fold the other half of the fabric over the top and take it to the sewing machine.
4 Continue stitching all over - up, down, right, left, in circles......
4 Continue stitching all over – up, down, right, left, in circles……
6 Catch any loose ends by folding over the edge and stitching down.
5 Catch any loose ends by folding over the edge and stitching down.

I made 5 pieces like this – but I want to make quite a few cards. The next stage is here.