Today I am making the most of scraps of denim and some gilt cream I found in a draw! Combined with mini embroidery hoops. The base fabric is an old napkin with a little texture – jaquard.
Super Easy Denim Scrap Christmas Decorations
To complement the gold leaf cream I have chosen to topstitch the diamonds in place with a mustard denim thread. As you can see I have played with different shaped diamonds and the number of diamonds.
Start by cutting out small pieces of denim, then ironing your heat n bond lite to the back of the denim pieces. I love working with heat n bond lite but you could just as easily use a glue stick.
Cut out diamonds in a variety of denim shades - you can see from my examples I have played with a variety of blues, plus with some burgundy denim scraps, I had in my stash. Click here for a free downloadable template
Layout your diamonds in a star shape, glue side facing your base white fabric. Once you are happy with your composition iron to adhere. I use the paper that comes with fusible glue to protect the iron.
Using your finger rub a small amount of gilt cream onto your denim shapes taking care not to accidentally touch your base white fabric. Researching this post I learnt just how expensive this gilt cream is in America, an alternative to try is a spot of glue and gold leaf.
Next topstitch around each shape, I have chosen a small stitch length as the shapes are small. Tidy up your ends on the back.
Place your fabric into the embroidery hoop stretching tightly
On the back of your embroidery hoop trim the fabric to approximately an inch excess all around. Stitch a running thread all round and pull tight to gather this excess fabric.
Cut a circle of felt to go on the back, if you have a second embroidery hoop you can use the inside wooden hoop as a rough guide.
Slip stitch the felt into place, alternatively, you can glue with a glue gun,
To hang add a loop of thread and display on your Christmas tree.