I have been working on some owl designs over the last few weeks and thought I would share a little into my way way of working out how a project comes to fruition.
I'll start with the dimensions and some sketches, all on paper:
Then I'll work out a colour palette and select fabrics to bondaweb and cut out pieces for attachment to the background fabric.
I then free machine embroider the pieces down, this is my favourite part especially if I can be a bit more free with my style and add designs with the stitching.
I love it when the design starts to take form and you can see how the end result will look for a new product. With this little owl design I had particular fun deciding what sort of personality he should have by using buttons in different places for his eyes.