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Resting Fox Pocketed Organiser by One day in May

The review below has been kindly written by Deborah Mather.  You can find Deborah on Instagram @needleworkersbarn @witchofwhiteclosewood 

As a member of the Poppy Patch Posse I review their Products.

The latest product for review is the Resting Fox Pocket Organiser designed by Melissa Grant of One Day in May.

Resting Fox by One day in May kitResting Fox by One day in May kit with dmc

Poppy Patch made this into a kit and provided Fabrics from Liberty, Moda Grunge and Makower linen Texture. I bought the DMC threads in the colours recommended by Melissa Grant. They all go together in a perfect match.  I also needed to provide small amounts of  bondaweb, freezer paper and wadding.

The pattern for the embroidery is an iron on transfer which is very easy to use. Simply cut the white background fabric to size, place the transfer on and iron over with a very hot iron. Be careful not to move the transfer whilst doing this or the design will smudge.

Resting Fox by One day in May patternResting Fox by One day in May tracing

Once the design is transferred it’s time to start the embroidery. The pattern gives very detailed instructions as to the placement of each colour and the stitches required.

To prepare my threads I always wind them onto a thread storage card and log the DMC shade for reference. Embroidery threads generally come in 6 strands these should be separated. For this pattern the embroidery is in 2 strands. I cut the thread to length, I always measure from my finger tips to my elbow and then split the thread into three lengths of two strands each .

I also prepare my fabric by ironing a stabiliser onto the back of the design. This strengthens the embroidery and  ensures that any threads carried at the back do not show through at the front.

Resting Fox by One day in May kit with dmc on cardResting Fox by One day in May backing vilene

Now to begin the embroidery the stitches are mostly back stitch with a few french knots.

Resting Fox by One day in May stitching

Once the embroidery is finished I can make the leaves. Take the green fabric provided cut it to size (I use my Karen Kay Buckley scissors) and iron a piece of bondaweb  onto half of the fabric. Then fold  the fabric over and iron again to seal the two sides together, once you have done this you trace the leaf design onto freezer paper and iron this onto the fabric. Once it is stuck down you can cut out the leaf shapes. The freezer paper peels of easily leaving no residue. To sew the leaves onto the embroidery embroidery using backstitch over the leaf vein lines. I drew these lines on following instructions in the pattern. I used a frixion pen which disappears once it is ironed.Now to begin the embroidery the stitches are mostly back stitch with a few french knots.

Resting Fox by One day in May kit the putting togetherResting Fox by One day in May kit cutting outResting Fox by One day in May kit the leavesResting Fox by One day in May the stitchery

Now for the making up. The pattern has very clear instructions as to the placing of the fabric pieces.

I cut the fabric using a cutting board, ruler and roller cutter. Everything was sewn together by machine using a quarter inch foot. Which ensures you get the same size seam every time.

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To make the pockets cut the fabric to size, fold it over and top stitch along the folded edge, pin into place and secure by stitching down the sides. Once the pockets and embroidery are all pieced together secure onto wadding using a 505 temporary fabric glue. Once the wadding is secure place the finished top piece right sides together with the backing fabric.

Resting Fox by One day in May the makingResting Fox by One day in May the making 1Resting Fox by One day in May 505 spray

Finally I added a hanging pocket at the back in which I could insert a little quilt hanger.Once the wadding is secure place the finished top piece right sides together with the backing fabric. Sew around three sides and turn right sides out. I then top stitched around all four sides and quilted the Organiser by sewing in the ditch around the embroidery.

Resting Fox by One day in May kit the makingResting Fox by One day in May the quiltingResting Fox by One day in May the hanging

Ta Dah ! I now have my finished Resting Fox pocketed Organiser which I can hang on my wall. This has been a fantastic project to sew x

Resting Fox Pocketed Organiser by One day in May

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