Thank goodness I sometimes write myself notes--even better if I remember to read them!
I turned my appointment book to December yesterday and had written a reminder to bring along a "favorite item" to exchange at the Stitching Society meeting this Thursday. ACK!
|You can make your own in a snap!|
If you have a 10" 60 degree ruler, you have the pattern.
Otherwise, you need an equilateral triangle--most any size will do, but not too little.
|After cutting out your triangles, (you need two per thread-catcher, an inside and an outside) mark each corner using a spool as a guide.|
|Carefully trim the corners on the marked lines at each corner.|
Layer the inside and outside fabrics right sides together.
|Now match the points with the inside fabric to the inside. |
Pin at about the center distance from the fold to the point.
|Do that on all three sides.|
See my folded in seams--those will be sewn shut now!
|Sew from the fold to the pin marker using a generous 1/8" seam, back stitching at both ends.|
This is what you will get.
|Now you can tack the points down with beads, buttons, yo-yo's or what ever you desire.|
Make it cute!
I like to tie buttons on with floss using a square knot--then there is only a tiny stitch on the inside.
|Of course, as I do my favorite thing--stitching--I always have either hot or cold tea nearby. |
And occasionally a piece of dark chocolate is necessary--especially with salted caramel--so that will be added to the gift package too!