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Difficulty
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Time
2h00

Fabric Pictures
This piece has been photographed at its actual size. If you want to have
a firm guide, you can trace the shapes of the individual pieces, then add a turning under allowance to each one. It is easy enough to change the
size if you feel confident enough to do that. Cut an extra set of shapes without turning under allowance, so that you can determine the final composition.

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  • How to make a fabric collage. The Dragonfly - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut the background and side borders to size, sew the borders into position and then press outwards.

  • How to make a fabric collage. The Dragonfly - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add the top and bottom borders and press outwards.

  • How to make a fabric collage. The Dragonfly - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place on the wrong side of the backing fabric, turn this in at the edges and pin both pieces together, allowing some of the backing fabric to show.

  • How to make a fabric collage. The Dragonfly - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew the 'canvas' to the backing fabric. Use any stitch you like, and allow them to show or not to show, as you wish.

  • How to make a fabric collage. The Dragonfly - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place the dragonfly and flower components on the canvas without the turning under allowance. Pin them in exactly the position as I have here, or alter the juxtaposition a little.

  • How to make a fabric collage. The Dragonfly - Step 6
    Step 6

    Replace each piece with the other shapes cut from the same fabric but with the turning under allowance added. Be generous with the allowance. You can always cut some away if the shape begins to look too bulky.

  • How to make a fabric collage. The Dragonfly - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew each component into place, using a stitch and coloured thread of your choice. I usually use a cotton or polyester sewing machine reel thread.

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