How To Make Fabric Tape Apple Embellishment

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Courtesy of designer Sarah. Visit Sarah's blog at http://sewingcraftingsarah.blogspot.com/

Apples are the perfect embellishment for fall bows.  Create these fabric apples (about the size of a quarter) to be used in the center of bows.   Bias tape is a narrow strip of fabric that is folded and then added as a decoration or finish for clothing.  Bias tape comes in a variety of colors and I have started to experiment with sewing the tape into shapes to create bow centers.  My first design is these fun apples.

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Materials Needed:
Red Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape
Green Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape
Hemp Rope
Red and Green Thread

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Instructions:

1. Begin by folding the unfinished end of the tape inside to keep it from fraying.  Then fold the tape in half and begin a running stitch.

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2. Pull the running stitch to make the fabric curl.

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3. Continue to sew a running stitch and pull the fabric for a curl.  When you have the apple large enough (about the size of a quarter), cut the fabric and fold the end in and finishing sewing.

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4. Stitch the ends into place.

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5. Cut a piece of green bias tape about an inch long.

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6. Create a point by folding the ends in and tacking it in place.

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7. Fold the other end and tack the other side.

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8. Sew the leaf onto the apple.

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9. Cut a piece of hemp for the stem and whip-stitch it onto the back.

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10. Finish by adding a few stitches on the bottom to create a few creases at the bottom of the apple.

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11. The fabric apple is complete.

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12. Follow the instructions to make several.


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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 26 October, 2012.

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