Showing posts with label Fabric Friday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fabric Friday. Show all posts

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fabric Friday

As the saying goes "a picture is worth a thousand words."  So, rather than composing a bunch of text for this post I will share seven photos which means 7000 words ;0)

Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric wrist watch with Designer Buttons and Striped Black Grosgrain Ribbon
Under side view
I will share that this watch was made as a sample for Stampin' Up!'s convention last summer.  It is made using the Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric and the Table Setting Bigz XL Die (now retired, but so totally awesome).  I cut two layers of the fabric and one layer of wool felt to make the wrist band of the watch.  The watch face and D rings were purchased at Joann's.
I package the watch on a fabric covered piece of lightweight cardboard which I placed in a box bottom made form Red Glimmer Paper and stamped with images from Creatively Yours and Frame It.
Window sheet box top/lid
All packaged and ready to give as a gift
Wearing the watch
One last view of the full package

Happy fabric stitchin' and craftin, Elizabeth

Friday, February 3, 2012

Fabric Friday

Check out this ribbon rose cocktail ring.  I made it by simply turning and twisting the Blushing Bride Pleated Satin around itself on soda cap ring base.  I used a hot glue gun to hold the ribbon in place and in just a few minutes I was done.  Because I gave it as a gift to my fabulous upline I had to make a custom box in which to wrap the ring.  I tied the tiny box with a loopy bow and a fun tag.  For extra added texture and interest I melted the organdy ribbon with my heat tool.

I wanted to show how small and cute the box was.  Look close and you can see the box was lined with Twitterpated DSP.
Happy craftin, Elizabeth

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fabric Friday Tutorial

Hello Fabric Friday Folks!

I have good news for anyone who would like a free tutorial.  I have written a set of instructions for my ruffled Demi-Apron.  If you would like to take a look just go ahead and download the file.  If you would like a muslin pattern sent to you by mail I will gladly send one to you for $5.  Just click on the buy it now button.  (US and Canada only)

See the original post here showcasing more photos and a description.

Free Demi-Apron Tutorial

For the Muslin Pattern

Happy Stitchin, Elizabeth

Friday, December 23, 2011

Fabric Friday is Back

It has been on hiatus for several weeks, but Fabric Fridays are hear again.  From the week before Thanksgiving until just a few days prior to Christmas my work is ultra hectic.  Work is so crazy that if my head were not attached I would have misplaced it because I know I lost my mind!  Now that things have returned to a more normal pace I can say "Welcome back to Fabric Friday."

I put ten of these ornaments together using the Candy Cane Designer Series Fabric, the Fabric Adhesive Roll, the Snowflake Bigz Die, and the largest Scallop Circle Bigz Die.

Here's what you do:

1.  Cut a piece of the Fabric Adhesive Roll to fit a piece of Candy Cane fabric.  Iron the two together on the wrong side of the fabric.

2.  Run the adhesive backed fabric through the Big Shot using the Snowflake Bigz Die.

3.  Cut three large scallop circles through the Big Shot.  One of plain white fabric, one from a contrasting pattern of the Candy Cane, and one from wool felt.

4.  Iron the snowflake to the white scallop fabric circle.

5.  Layer the snowflake/white scallop on top of the wool felt and then layer those on the contrasting scallop.  Pin all three layers together.

6.  Cut an 8" piece of ribbon, fold it in half, tuck in between layers, and pin in place.
7.  Using a contrasting thread stitch the ornament together using a 3/4" top stitch seam allowance.

8.  Tie a second ribbon around the looped ribbon.

9.  Hot glue a button to the center of the snowflake and then adhere a rhinestone to the button.

Merry Christmas craftin, Elizabeth

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fabric Friday

Welcome to another installment of Fabric Friday!  This JOY banner whipped together pretty fast for me thanks to the help of the Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die.  I cut six rectangles of the Candy Cane Designer Series Fabric and three rectangles of Fabric Adhesive larger than the pennant shape.  With the Fabric Adhesive I fused two of pieces of fabric together and repeated that with the remaining four pieces.  Once I had my three fused rectangles I ran them through the Big Shot to cut the pennant shapes.
To string my pennants together I stitched a long strip of Twill Tape across the top of the pieces.  The JOY letters were cut from Red Glimmer Paper and the Serif Alphabet Bigz Dies.  Just a few buttons, snowflakes, and rhinestones to finish off the banner and I was done!  It's the perfect size for embellishing a mirror or maybe a wreath.

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Happy fabric craftin, Elizabeth

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fabric Friday A Framed Table Setting

Passionately ArtisticToday is an exciting day as I have created a special Fabric Friday post for Passionately Artistic, a weekly linking party.  Pop over there and join in the fun.

One of my favorite things to do during the Holidays is designing table settings for fancy dinners.  For this year I wanted to do something entirely different from what I usually do.  Instead of chargers under the dinner plates and namecards placed at each setting I thought I would combine the two within a frame.
First I found an old ratty 11" x 17" frame which was in need of a face lift and then I gave it a quick coat of Heirloom White spray paint.  For the base of the frame I wrapped a piece of tea stained muslin around a piece of 10 7/8" x 16 7/8" foam core board.  To help the fabric stay in place I used batting adhesive on the front side of the foam core and cloth tape on the back.
Next I stenciled a pattern on to the muslin using Craft Pigment Ink in Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip.  For the name I backed a piece of Spice Cake Designer Series Fabric with iron on fabric adhesive.  Then I cut the letters out of the fabric using the Alphabet Simple Bigz Dies and my Big Shot.  Then I peeled the adhesive backing and ironed the letters on the muslin.
To set the table I layered a green bamboo place mat under the frame and then placed my dishes.  I played with the direction of which way to place the frame.  I like it with the silver ware on and off the frame.  Either direction works for me and it will depend on what I come up with for the centerpiece.  To pump up the napkin I quickly snipped and ripped an 18" square of another pattern from the Spice Cake Designer Series Fabric and layered it on top of a soft blue 22" square napkin.  For the napkin ring I cut a couple tags from the coordinating Spice Cake Designer Series Paper and a banner greeting from the Hand Penned Holidays stamp set.  I love how the text adds a little something something that just finishes the look.

Well, now I am off to Good Will to find five more frames, enough for our Thanksgiving dinner.  Come back for more!

Happy fabric craftin, Elizabeth

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fabric Friday

How about a trio of trees made with the Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabrics as part of your holiday decor.  For these I cut the heart shapes using the Petal Cone Bigz L Die.  Each up-side-down heart is backed with wool felt.  The trees are based on 3/8" x 12" wooden dowels and then ever so slightly stuffed with poly fiber fill.

The wooden dowels fit perfectly in some wooden spools I found at the craft store which I think makes for pretty stinkin' cute bases.  A few buttons give a little added bit of decor, yet still allow the fabric to remain the "star of the show."  It's tricky to see in the photos that these are two sided.  Each inverted heart/row of branches includes fabric, wool felt, another layer of wool felt, and then fabric.


Happy Christmas craftin',

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fabric Friday

A while back I posted a table runner (click here to check it out) made from the Deck the Halls Designer Series Fabric.  When I was finished I had a few extra pieces cut from the Pennant Bigz XL Die as leftovers, so I decided to throw together a pillow.  Once I had pieced everything together I pressed open the seams and then traced the shape to make a pattern for the back of the pillow.  I used wool felt for the back and cheapy poly fiber fill to stuff the pillow.  A fabric rosette finished off the center tuft.

Happy stitchin', Elizabeth
Back View
Top View Close Up
Seam Detail, Side View

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fabric Friday

As of 1/27/12 a tutorial is available for this apron please click to here for the link.

How about a demi apron for the holidays made from the Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabrics from Stampin' Up!?  This apron is fully lined with a contrasting fabric and is totally adorable with the rows of ruffles and buttons.

To easily cut the scallop edged ruffles I used the Perfect Setting Bigz Die (retired) from Stampin' Up!  I placed a fold on the edge of the cupcake cozy section of the die to get a double wide scallop piece.  Then I stitched three of those pieces together to form one long scalloped strip.  After I gathered the strips to fit the front of the apron and top stitched them on with out turning under any edges--I wanted the shabbiness.  I did this with each print to create three ruffled rows.

For a fun added element I hand-stitched a row of coordinating buttons to the top row of ruffles.  Once I had the front of the apron completed I cut a piece of contrasting fabric to fully line the back and to add visual and actual weight to the overall piece.  I stitched the right sides together, clipped and trimmed the curves, turned it right sides out, pressed, and then top stitched all around the outside edge.  

For the waist band and apron ties I cut three strips of a second contrasting fabric.  The middle strip was lined with interfacing while the sides were not.  The entire waistband/ties were pressed and then top stitched to complete the apron.
For added fun I included a hand stamped tag.  I used a woodsheet, a little cardstock, and the stamp set called Creatively Yours.  I clipped the tag onto the top of the waistband with a Vintage Trinket pin adn then the apron was ready to give as a gift.

Hop on over to Passionately Artistic and Simply Designing for fun linking parties to see more clever hand made ideas.

Happy stitchin', Elizabeth

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fabric Friday

And now I give to you "Part Two" of last week's "Part One" Fabric Friday.

And now for some close up pictures of the bracelet.

And even closer views of each windowpane.

One last view of the entire windowpane bracelet all packed, wrapped, and ready to give as a gift.
Happy craftin, Elizabeth