Willow Leaves Fabric

For this fabric, I sketched my tee shirt pattern onto white fabric, then placed a few sprays of stitch-resisted willow leaves to cascade down front and back. I left some fabric blank to use for sleeves.

To stitch the leaves, I folded tucks on both edges and stitched them together, going through 4 layers of fabric and creating little pockets:

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I used a very nice blue green dye and was delighted with the results!

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The dye color on the solid sections is uneven because I was scared that moving the fabric around too much would ruin the stitch resist. Now I know that it’s a lot tougher than it looks and will stir away next time!

Aren’t the leaves cool?

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One Response to “Willow Leaves Fabric”

  1. Betty Says:

    I love it! I’ve been looking almost daily to see if you had gotten it done. I’m just so impressed.

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