Made for some homework ages ago...
Hessian is a horrible fabric...it frays all the time and it leaves little brown furry bits all over your clothes!!
I made this table mat for some autumn holiday homework that I got in year 5 (that was ages ago).
I hope you like it! It's a nice idea to do it with younger children to get them into sewing, if you want :)
Find a template for the leaves, and cut it out.
Also cut out your rectangle of hessian.
Cut out as many templates for the leaves as you want.
Pin them onto the hessian and make sure they fit etc...
Sew them on using thick embroidery threads (the reason I used thick threads was because it emphasises the leaf a bit more).
Then I just did a quick running stitch round the edge to make sure it didn't fray too much and to make it look nice.
Thanks for looking at my project!
I hope the instructions are clear enough :)