DENIM KITE EMBELLISHMENTS
Cut a piece of denim to the size you would like. I cut a rectangle to accommodate my diamond-shaped kite. Fold your material in half, then draw an elongated diamond shape on the back and cut it out with sharp scissors. You may like to fray the edges of your kite for a different feel.
Take your kite shape to the sewing machine and stitch along the middle of the kite from corner to corner, then turn it and stitch from corner to corner again. If you do not have a sewing machine, use some embroidery thread in a contrasting colour that coordinates with your layout. Glue your kite into position.
To create the tail, I usually use coloured baker’s twine cut to the desired length. To get the smooth curled look to the twine, add a couple of drops of tacky glue to the end of the twine and use your fingers to run it along the length. Wait a minute or so until it becomes a bit tackier, then lay the twine down on your project in the desired position. You can use staples to hold it in place if you prefer.
Cut a square of the desired size out of your denim. Fold it in half diagonally to form a triangle, then cut a slit from the open corner of the triangle to just before the folded edge. Unfold the square and repeat this on the other diagonal. Unfold it again and lay it flat.
Pick up one corner then fold it into the middle of the square, and secure it with a small drop of tacky glue. Repeat this for the other three corners, making sure you choose the same corner to complete the pinwheel shape.
Once your pinwheel is complete, choose a big bold button and sew it to the centre of your pinwheel with some coordinating embroidery thread. Now your pinwheel is complete and you can add it to the project of your choice.