What you need to turn them into lavender girls:
an embroidered girl on a 16cm x 8cm rectangle of linen or cotton
a backing piece in the fabric of your choice 16cm x 8cm (I use the same fabric as the dress)
toy stuffing or kapok
string or ribbon to hang her up
Take your printed backing piece and place it right side up on the table. Mark the centre of the top (short edge). Place your folded piece of string (loop facing down as in the picture).
Next place your embroidered piece on top of the backing fabric with the right side facing down
At this point I stitch a few times backwards and forwards over the string to fix the string loop in place.
stitch around three sides (leaving the bottom open for turning). Use about a 1cm seam allowance.
clip the corners close (but not too close to the stitching). Turn the girl the right way around and press her gently.
To stuff the girl use small amounts of toy stuffing layering it with the dried lavender. I use about 3 teaspoons of lavender. Stuff her quite firmly then turn the hem under and slip stitch the bottom closed.
Your lavender girl is finished.
All these instructions are included in the pattern which is available here
these make sweet little presents
or you could stitch her onto a book cover or a little purse.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial