|Ta-Da: Tiny Pomegranate Leaves!|
In the above photo, you can see how small this leaf is supposed to be, and how small I'm making my turn under allowance. (You can also see that I chose very ugly nailpolish for my last manicure. Mardi Gras, anyone?) My template is out of that heat resistant plastic stuff, and the penny is just there as a size reference. The only thing that makes the tiny leaves more difficult than the larger leaves is that you can barely hold onto them while you're starching the edges into position and the template wants to scoot around on the tiny scrap of fabric. I should mention that I made sure each leaf was cut with bias edges along those concave curved edges. So, first I fold those pointy ends to the center of the leaf, apply starch solution with a damp stencil brush, and press with a mini iron until dry, one end at a time. (I found that the mini iron was much easier to work with for such tiny pieces).
|Both Pointy Ends Starched and Pressed Towards the Center|
|Both Pointy Corners Mitered and Starched|
|First Curve Finished...|
|All Edges Turned!|
|Block In Progress, With Mini Leaves. Bliss!|