Caravans and Beach Huts are a couple of truly iconic themes throughout the summer and Gail Penberthy shares with you some of her projects using these themes as her inspiration.
Summer wouldn’t be summer without a caravan or a visit to the beach. Gail has incorporated these two themes into a variety of cushions and other keepsakes for you to make and bring the summer into your home.
The caravan cushion is created with fusible ,raw edge applique and satin stitch and there is a great opportunity for you to add themed buttons as embellishment.
The peg bag, again uses the caravan as a theme, and if you don’t do pegs (or hang washing on the line) then you could use this as somewhere to hide knick-knacks.
And finally, there is a sewing trio of a pincushion, needle case and the caravan turns into a delightful little sewing box, made with pelmet vilene or timtex.
The Beach Hut theme has been used to create a delightful cushion, with mini bunting; and the tissue box comes decorated on all sides – and has another embellishment opportunity for themed buttons.
All the patterns come complete with all the decoration motives in them and use fused, raw edge applique as the technique.