J Is For Jenna ~ A Tutorial {sewing}

This project was inspired by this pin. I’m all about teaching Jenna her letters and sounds, this is perfect! Like all my creations it had to be simple, the fabric is always the star! None of my projects look alike, never duplicated, I’m not even sure I could but I know I wouldn’t enjoy crafting any other way. So, Jenna will eventually end up with a random bunch of letters that will be cool for her to play and learn with.

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You will need two pieces of scrap fabric, any size, not too small or you will end up pulling your hair out trying to sew it together, freezer paper, interfacing(any type)is optional, fiber fill.

Trace your letter design on the matte side of the freezer paper, cut it out and cut one each out of the fabric scraps, one on the wrong side and the interfacing. Iron on the freezer paper to the fabric(remember, one will be wrong side up), slick side down, cut your letter pieces. If your interfacing is fusible you will need to pin the freezer paper pattern to cut it out. Sandwich them together, pin(I know, it’s a pain but you gotta do it)and zig zag stitch together. Remind me to fire my cleaning lady, that machine is dusty! ­čśë *I don’t have a cleaning lady…that would cut in to my fabric budget!

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Of course, leave an opening about 1 1/2 inches long for the stuffing. I then went back around with a straight stitch on the inside edge of the zig zag. Again leave the opening unsewn.

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After stuffing the letter stitch the opening with the zig zag and straight stitch. It might look rustic ie: messy but it’s real life, don’t strive for perfection.

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All done!

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It was well received ­čÖé

Jenna Nicole wanted me to share her favorite YouTube Video all about the letter J!

Exodus 35:31-32 ESV

And he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze,

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