You finally finished punching a project.
But, now what?
Here’s one easy way to finish it off.
You will undoubtedly have little stray strings sticking up on the front.
Just snip this off with your scissors level with the top of the loops.
Then, cut the extra weavers cloth around the edges
until you have approximately a one-inch border.
Press the project from the back.
With a square project, I like to press the corners in first.
Then, I press the sides in.
After pressing is the best time to add any extras you might want –
such as a bead for an eye.
I am going to back this with a piece of felted wool.
I cut my wool piece to be the same size as my punched piece.
Pin the punched piece to the wool backing, wrong sides together.
Start your thread underneath the folded over weavers cloth
and start whipstitching the wool to the weavers cloth.
You want to make sure you catch the edge of the weavers cloth and the wool.
As you stitch, the wool will cover up the edge of the weavers cloth.
Stitch all the way around and tie off your thread.
I wanted to be able to hang this project,
so I added some crinkly ribbon
and a couple of vintage buttons.