My pebble adventure continues, with

a bit of a how-to.  The link to

the written instructions for the pebble

can be found here:

I began this pebble with fabric I had rusted

along with some found metal items.

I love how the metal bottle cap has

a heart shape eaten away in it.

The next step is to determine your pebble shape

and cut it out.  I have used plastic needlepoint

canvas, but the instructions call for cardboard.

Trace the pattern onto your fabric by tracing

around the pattern edges with a pencil.

Embellish  the traced shape.

Double check your embellishments, being sure

the pattern is filled.

To cover the plastic canvas pattern,

machine stitch  1/2" outside

the traced line. Use a basting

stitch, the longest stitch length.

Pull one of the threads and gather

the edges of the fabric.

Insert the pattern along with

some quilt batting to round out

the top.

The clothes pins will help hold things

together while you adjust the

gathering threads.

Tie the gathered edges to prevent the fabric

from slipping.

Repeat process for pebble back.

I used wool felt to pad the back.

Front and back ready to stitch together.

Using a matching thread carefully

stitch the top to the bottom.

Pebble complete!

Pebble completed size:

First and Second Pebble

On to Pebble #3!

Love to all,


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Comment by Mosaic Magpie on April 1, 2012 at 17:27

Thank you, the pebbles are so much fun to make!


Comment by murgelchen94 on April 1, 2012 at 11:04

Your pebbles are wonderful.

Comment by Mosaic Magpie on April 1, 2012 at 8:05

Glad the photos were helpful.  At times I will read through instructions and my eyes will glaze over, a few photos can speak volumes.


Comment by Sharyn Baldwin on March 31, 2012 at 22:57

I do like your pebbles - I will definitely try this soon! Thanks for the pics.

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