KID’S ART PORTFOLIO TUTORIAL
I had two thick upholstery type fabric samples, in bright red and navy blue check and I thought they would work well with the Thomas the Tank Engine scraps pieces.
SEWING WITH FABRIC SAMPLES
As the cardboard was around the edges I thought maybe it was okay to leave it in to give it even more stiffness.
NOVICE APPLIQUE TECHNIQUE
I just folded the raw edges behind each scrap, ironed the fold and machine sewed it down around the edges.
TOP TIP FOR CRAYON POCKETS
Probably the best bit of Just Another Hang Up’s tutorial for me was her tip about how to get straight lines when sewing the crayon pockets using tape.
EXTRA PENCIL CASE
I had two extra Percy the Train and Fat Controller scraps so I decided to put them on either side of an extra little pencil case to go with the portfolio.
THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE THEMED KID’S ART PORTFOLIO
Here is the finished gift – reports are my nephew loves it!