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Poinsettia Applique Pattern and Tutorial

This poinsettia appliqué is a nice way to turn any sewing project into a Christmas project. It can be added to placemats, bags, tea towels, pillows or even clothing. If you use fusible web, it is a quick project that can be done only a few minutes.

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Pinch stitch tutorial

Pinch stitch is a decorative stitch common in pojagi. It is traditionally used on ramie, but linen works quite well, too. It is a raised stitch with dimension and texture, as well as colour.  There are two variations, and I have shown them both.

pojagi pincushion


A pincushion is basically a tiny pillow. This project is a nice way to try pojagi, and you can easily make it in a larger size if you like it. 

pojagi key chain tutorial

Key Chain

 This pojagi key chain uses up the smallest scraps that you might have saved.  Even a beginner will be able to stitch it up quickly and have a finished product that is both beautiful and useful.  It is not necessarily a Christmas project, but it would make a great little gift.

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