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As a Martha Pullen licensed sewing teacher I love to learn new sewing techniques and I equally enjoy teaching sewing techniques to others.  You can also find me teaching Bernina Customer Courses at my local Bernina dealer.  In addition, I demonstrate Stampin' Up products.  I am a servant of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, wife of one, mom of two, and grandma of five.  Welcome to my sewing and crafting studio!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Candy Corn Garland


Here's a papercrafting project that also uses a bit of sewing, or serging, as the case may be.
This garland is hanging from the side window of my cute, backyard potting shed.
The candy corn cut file is a free download from Hey Let's Make Stuff.
I cut the card stock on my Cricut Maker and for each candy corn,
I cut two of each of the yellow and orange components
( one for the front and one for the back)
because I knew the back side would show since it was going to hang in a window.
That way my candy corn is double sided.
I've seen a number of paper, felt, fabric, etc. garlands stitched together with the sewing machine.

That is an effective way to quickly make garland, but if you have a coverstitch serger,
the chain stitch gives you more flexibility in designing your garland.

When using a sewing machine, the candy corn would have to be right next
to each other because sewing machines are not meant to sew without something under the needle.
But a serger allows you to endlessly chain off without anything passing under the needle.


I spaced my candy corn pieces about 12-15 inches apart from one another.

That way I didn't have to spend a lot of time making numerous candy corn pieces,
but I could still make my garland the length I needed to drape in front of my window.
I used Coats and Clark polyester sewing thread in the needle,
and I used Sulky 12 weight thread in the chain looper.


And I set my stitch length to 1.

That combination gave me a nice, sturdy chain for my garland.
I will definitely be putting my Cricut Maker and
my Baby Lock Triumph to use making more
seasonal garland in the upcoming months.

Do you make your own garland?
Do you use papercrafting, quilting, sewing, or something else?
I would love to hear about your garland decorating endeavors.
Please leave a comment, I enjoy hearing from you all.