Our Petite Houses are perfect for hanging from your twiggy trees, on a dresser or chest of drawers, or get organised and make some for the school fayre or as end of term Teacher gifts. What ever you decide they're fun and quick to make. So here we go.....
First off you'll need to gather your materials together. We used:
1 piece of Tilda Star Grey Brown (a mini piece will be more than enough)
1 piece of Tilda Mini Spot Cadet Blue (as above)
3 Small Mother of Pearl Buttons
But you can take inspiration from any of bundles HERE
You will also need:
Stuffing of your choice ( we used dried lavender )
Sewing Machine ( or you cold hand sew the whole thing )
Please note that we have used 1/4" seam allowances throughout
Firstly, you will need to print and cut out this pattern. To do so, highlight the picture above, then 'Right' click on your mouse, then select 'open in a new window' and then print using the keys 'CTRL' and 'P'
Sew in place using a contrasting colour thread. We did this by hand using Back Stitch, however if you prefer you can machine sew
Once you have sewn the door and window, you can now decorate the front. We added two small mother of pearl buttons and a little felt heart (see below), but feel free to use your own imagination
With right sides together, pin your completed house front to your choice of backing fabric and cut out
Trim the points, turn (see Top Tip), press, stuff and sew closed.
TOP TIP: A chop stick is a very handy tool to keep in your sewing kit. It's point, yet not sharp end is great for pushing out the point and corners