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Purchase this digital product and receive a link to the YouTube video of the CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop featuring leading designer and craft expert Sarah Payne and her Puffin Pillow Appliqué workshop which first aired via Zoom on Saturday 2nd April 2022.


Once you have purchased this product, the PDF document you will receive contains a link to the private-access video on YouTube


Introduction by Sarah:-

This design came to me in a flash of inspiration when I went on a holiday to the Northumberland coast last year. A boat trip to the Farne Islands made me fall in love with these fascinating birds, and I just had to make one for myself. So I set about designing this appliqué project. This project is a fun and easy introduction to appliqué and is suitable for all levels of experience. I will be showing you how to make this into a pillow or cushion with an envelope back, but you could choose to make it into a panel for a bag or a quilt. I will go through all the options with you during the class. This cute little character is all about fun, fun, fun, so I very much hope you'll grab some scraps and join us!...


What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

In this class, the areas we'll be covering are as follows:-

  • How to create a basic appliqué design

  • How to give your project a unique personality

  • Simple free motion appliqué

  • Making your design into a cushion or pillow


Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This class is for all levels – including a complete beginner!


Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Cushion pad up to 50cm square.


Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • ½ m piece of background fabric – this is to make the Front and Back sections of your pillow.

  • 30 HeatnBond, Bondaweb or similar iron-on adhesive.

  • 50cm piece of wadding

  • Scraps of fabric to make your Puffin. The finished size of the puffin is 10 inches so you will need 2 pieces of fabric for the body measuring about 10 inches square. Plus scraps for the feet and the beak. You can go realistic (black, red, white etc.) or mix it up with unusual fabric combinations (floral, spots, etc.)

  • Sewing thread in black and in yellow.


Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Free motion embroidery foot. Sewing machine where you can either drop the feed dogs or cover them. Check your manual for details.

  • Iron and ironing mat/board. A small iron is preferable when working with applique so you can avoid burnt fingers, but a large iron can be used if all else fails.

  • Tweezers – to keep those fingers away from that iron!

  • Optional – applique sheet


Pattern/Template Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

2 x FREE templates are included with this download!


This class is available to view as many times as you like for 60 days FROM THE DATE OF YOUR PURCHASE


NOTE: Any short video featured in this promotional info is a Trailer and not the fully-edited version you'll gain access to via YouTube!


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Video of Workshop: Sarah Payne - Puffin Pillow Appliqué

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