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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How to Make a Biscornu - Video Tutorial

Making a very plain fabric Biscornu is so easy. All you need is a sewing machine, two squares of coordinating or contrasting fabric of the same size as each other, a sewing needle and some thread, a little fiberfill or stuffing of some sort, and a little button or bead to decorate the center of each side.

Here are a few pictures of my Biscornu, or Biscornus...actually I'm not really sure what would be correct since it's a French word and I don't know one word of French! Following the pictures, you will find a video tutorial showing exactly how to make a simple fabric Biscornu.

BiscornuThis is the one I made in the video, but it does not have a button or bead in the center to pull in the middle. I really love the zig zag sides on these shapes and wonder who would ever have thought to sew two squares together like this in the first place. Someone very clever I think!

BiscornuThe one on the left is the first one I made after reading a little about them and being so intrigued. I just couldn't believe that two squares could end up together like this. The blue one is for my Stitcher's Angel swap gift, along with other nice goodies too. And the green one is the one I made in the video, still without a center decoration.

BiscornuThese are all the same, just showing the opposite sides from the previous picture.

BiscornuAnd there's that fun zig zag edge!

BiscornuYo yos are so versatile, and I love how they look on something like this with a bead or button in the middle.

Here's my video tutorial on how to make a simple fabric Biscornu. After you watch it, you'll be off to your own sewing room to cut up lots of squares and sew one of these for everyone you know! That's how easy it is!

While these biscornu are pretty and so very easy to make, I thought it would be fantastic to make one using the same method as the mattress pin cushion I made a while ago and which you can see by clicking HERE. There are many beautiful stitched biscornu out there on the internet for inspiration, and this page in particular I found quite interesting and fun to look at. You can see a biscornu being made the same way I did the mattress pin cushion. Just lovely!

For now though, I'll stick to the simple fabric version. Try making one yourself and let me know what you think.

Happy Stitching!

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