Have fun mixing up your fabric choices for a totally unique creation that would also be suitable for a valued friend or work colleague, spread the love!

This project is perfect for a first dabble into raw edge appliqué and sketchy stitching. Build up your confidence by first attempting the printed typewriter before graduating to the hand cut version with its more intricate stitching. 














Josie Day enjoys sewing of any type but all of her projects feature raw edge appliqué in one form or another. She absolutely loves this technique and its ability to look funky and modern or classic and sophisticated! Her blog www.sewforsoul.blogspot.co.uk is dedicated to sewing and she regularly posts free tutorials and projects there. She lives in the North East of England with her very patient husband, two lovely children and a very naughty cat! 

You can download the article here: Hoop Art 

This article first appeared in the February 2016 issue of Sewing World magazine