Today's letter in Monogram Monday is ~H~.
Now before I tell you the MOST exciting news about H, and what my word for it is, let me show you what I made today with this monogram.
It's a simple and pretty redwork scissor fob, and I thought perhaps you'd like to make one too?
You'll need a small circular shape to trace onto a scrap of white fabric, a scrap of red fabric, and a scrap of thin fusible wadding.
I had a small hoop, just 2.75 inches in diameter. I traced the circle shape, then traced the H in the centre of the white fabric. I stitch my H with two strands of red thread, before cutting out the circle along the drawn line.
Cut out the circles from your wadding and the red fabric.
Fuse the wadding behind the redwork H circle. Use spray baste, or a dab of applique glue to fuse the red circle at the back.
Use some pinking shears to trim off 1/4 inch all around the circumference.
I had a length of red gingham bias, so I doubled it over to cover the raw edges, then stitched a row of running stitch along it's length.
Open a small section above the H, between the wadding and the red backing fabric. Slip the two raw ends of the bias inside.
Secure the gingham ends with some stitches, being sure to just sew through the backing fabric, bias, and wadding - don't go through the front.
Bring the thread through the layers to the front, and finish with a row of running stitch all around.