Leaf-shaped quilts are a great design find. Made from natural soft linen and synthetic, non-allergenic filler, the duvets are lightweight and pleasant to the touch. They can be used as a shelter while sitting on a sofa on a cold day, and can also be used as a rug for babies.
Children playing on rugs in the form of large leaves resemble cute characters from Andersen's fairy tales and feel very comfortable on them!
Sewing a small sheet-shaped blanket is easy, even with a household sewing machine.
Materials for the project:
- Polyester cloth with a density of 200-300 g / m² or holofiber according to the size of the blanket
- The fabric is twice the size of the blanket with the addition of 10 cm along the entire circumference of the sheet for the seams and the volume of the filler
- Pattern sheet on paper for sewing
- Sewing machine, thread, pins, scissors.
A sheet is cut out of the cushioning material using a template. On the selected fabric, you need to outline a sheet, and around it you need to make an additional 10 cm for seam allowances and bulky cushioning material.
Fold the pieces of fabric on top of each other right side inward, secure with tailor's pins and sew on a typewriter, leaving an unstitched “window” about 40 cm. The resulting cover must be turned right side out and ironed. Now you can insert the filler inside, carefully aligning it and pinning it around the circumference of the sheet.
Now you can stitch the left "window" by bending the material inward and trying to pick up the gasket sheet as well. Then set the sewing machine (with the walking foot) to a 4 mm stitch length.
Now is the time for the most creative part of the project: stitching the veins of the leaf. It all depends on the design chosen, but you need to remember that the lines for the veins will keep the filler from knocking down during washing, and this is especially true for padding polyester. Therefore, it is advisable to make very long veins, or make a line around the entire circumference of the sheet, stepping back 3-10 cm from the edge.