F303-Lovely Leaf FSL leaves and vines set
can use the leaves by themselves to attach "here and there" to
garments, tote bags, table linens, etc, OR you can attach them
as desired along the embroidered "vine branches" that are
included in the set.
The set contains 4 sizes of leaves, and the 4 sizes of leaves
also come both with and without the stem attached. (You may wish
to use the leaves without the little attached stem at the
vine tips. That is what I chose to do.)
The leaves sew out beautifully on a RINSEAWAY stabilizer like
Vilene or Solvy. (I used Vilene to sew out the site sample)
The leaves can be rinsed out and dried before attaching to
the base fabric or vine, OR you can attach them to the
base fabric first and then launder.
There are many sizes and styles of vine branches included in
the set for you to embroider on the base fabric before attaching
any of the leaves.
**To attach the leaves, use whatever color thread you sewed
them out with. Then, you can either tack them down by hand OR
you can sew next to the center vein with a line of straight
stitches using a sewing machine. On this site sample, I sewed
them on both ways, and both ways work equally well. (The machine
sewing was easier for me) A light tack stitch or zig-zag stitch
can be used to fasten down the leaf stem.
The leaves give a lovely 3-D look and will launder well.
(the sewn site sample was laundered before the
photo was taken so you can see how nice the leaves launder)
After laundering, just shape the leaves as desired.
I have provided many different vine stems for you to
embroider out on the base fabric, and then you could add the
leaves wherever you wish them to be. You be the designer!
The designs would look great when sewn other colors......and
how about scattering some crystals around here and there in the
background to add more texture!