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Fabric Puff Tutorial
Similar to Yoyos and Suffolk Puffs
Designed and Written by
Janet M. Davies
The bag measure 28 x 26 cms(11 x 10 inches). The fabric puffs measure
4.5 cms(1 3/4 inches).
I have called this a "Fabric Puff" as
a Yoyo and Suffolk Puff have the edge of the circular
fabric turned is 3mm (1/8th inch) before stitching the running
I traced around the edge of a cookie cutter to get my circle shape.
Make a circle twice the width you want your puff to finish up.
Hand stitch a row of running stitch
3mm (1/8th inch) in from the cut edge. Start and
finish the thread without knotting and leaves tails. Start and
finish on the right side of the fabric.
3. When making your running
stitch make each stitch length the same length so when thread is
pulled the edges will gather up evenly.
Gather up your running thread and tie off the tails of the thread
against the fabric.
down on the puff so the centre gathering sits as flat as possible..
Do not iron the puff.
Place the puff gathered hole upwards onto your
background fabric. Sew a bottom so it covers the gathering.
Because this puff was being put on a bag that
some days may get a hard life I glued the underneath of the puff
to the bag after the button was sewn on. This will help the puff
sit against the bag and the sides not stick out on silly angles.
The pink circle shows the area I put the glue. Don't push hard
on the puff after the glue has been put, on as you don't want it
to soak through to the front of the puff. Also glue before you
line the bag.
The instructions in JMD Designs
retail pattern packs are a lot more
detailed than what is given here in this tutorial above.
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