Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Making holes

Thinking about the fabrics for my wall challenge I have a notion that I want to make some holes.  It may not come to anything, but I remembered a tutorial I saw on the great maryandpatch blog for making what she refers to as "elegant" holes and thought I'd give it a go.

I didn't get it quite right the first time (that's what you get for doing something from memory instead of checking properly before you start) but was close enough to think it was worth having another go.

I made some little square-ish rectangles...

 and then had a go at something more like a circle.

The holes have just been laid down on top of a piece of yellow fabric so that you can see them better, and because it's prettier than the cutting mat or the carpet.  I started using scraps in case I made a mess of things or didn't like it, but this is easy to do, and has some possibilities so I shall keep playing for now.


  1. Thanks for sharing the experiment. I love the idea to use 'holes' to make a top more interesting.

  2. I am going to have to look up that tutorial. That technique has some real possibilities. I can't await to see what you do with it!

  3. Very cool! I had to go look up that tutorial too. It's very neat. Looking forward to seeing where this goes!

  4. Assuming you're going to stitch something to fill in the holes, isn't this what we call reverse applique? I love your experiments...I get to learn through your successes!

  5. Very interesting, Kaja. I read Mary and Patch's post, too. How are you handling the facing? Undersewing or overcasting down or just leaving it?

  6. I am looking forward to seeing how you proceed!


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