Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tutorial - Owl Bunting (Felt)


Owl Bunting - Felt



Materials:

·         Fabric for owl front(12.5cm x 10cm)
·         Felt for owl back (12.5cm x 10cm)
·         Fabric for tummy (8.5 x 5cm)
·         Fusible web – Bondaweb, Vliesofix
·         Buttons – 2 per owl
·         Ribbon or Yarn or twine for hanging
·         Iron-on letters – or alphabet stamps
·         Scissors
·         Pinking Shears
·         Thread
·         Owl template – seam allowances included


STEP 1
Cutting fabric
Work out how many owls you would like and according to this number cut one owl of fabric and one of felt.
Using manufacturer’s instructions attach fusible web to fabric reserved for the tummy piece (amount of fabric depending on how many owls you want to make). Cut one belly piece for each owl



STEP 2
Sewing owls together
Place two pieces of the owl body wrong sides together. Sew with a straight stitch around the outside edge. Trim with pinking shears
STEP 3
Owl tummy’s
Peel the backing paper off the tummy fabric pieces and place in position on the owl body. Iron together. You can stitch this down if you like.
STEP 4
Making the owl’s face
Fold point down the belly to just above half way and stitch in place. This is the beak. Stitch on two buttons either side of the beak.


 
STEP 5
Making the bunting
Arrange in the order you would like them to be displayed and affix the iron on letters (or stamp your own) onto the tummy of the owl.
Thread onto the ribbon, yarn or twine just under the beak and hang!



Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tutorial - Owl Bunting (Fabric)

 Owl Bunting - Fabric


Materials:


·         Fabric for owls (12.5cm x 10cm)
·         Fabric for tummy (8.5 x 5cm)
·         Fusible web – eg. Bondaweb, Vliesofix
·         Buttons – 2 per owl
·         Ribbon or Yarn or twine for hanging
·         Iron-on letters – or alphabet stamps
·         Scissors
·         Thread
·         Owl template – seam allowances included




STEP 1
Cutting fabric
Work out how many owls you would like and according to this number cut pairs of fabric, making a slit in one of every pair at the indicated position
Using manufacturer’s instructions attach fusible web to fabric reserved for the tummy piece (amount of fabric depending on how many owls you want to make). Cut one belly piece for each owl

 

STEP 2

Sewing owls together

Place two pieces of the owl body right sides together, making sure one of these pieces has the slit in the body. Sew together, trim corners and turn inside out through slit. Press flat.


STEP 3
Owl tummy’s

Peel the backing paper off the tummy fabric pieces and place in position on the owl body. Iron pieces together to affix. You can stitch this down if you like.


STEP 4
Making the owl’s face

Fold point down the belly to just above half way and stitch in place. This is the beak. 

  
Now stitch on two buttons either side of the beak.


STEP 5
Making the bunting

Arrange in the order you would like them to be displayed and affix the iron on letters (or stamp your own) onto the tummy of the owl.


Thread onto the ribbon, yarn or twine just under the beak and hang!


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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Wedding Dreams ... sneak peek at the colour scheme

Hopefully our venue will be booked and the date set this week ... I am getting so excited and the wedding is still a year away!

I started with my shoes. They were the first item I bought for the wedding and they fit right in to my dream colour scheme. I also found a gorgeous box we might use as the wishing well. It will need to be relined but that wont be too difficult.

Ive started sorting doilies for a few different projects and we're making an inspiration book to keep a record of all our ideas and plans.

Here's a sneak peek ...




Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tutorial - Fabric Chain Decoration

Fabric Chain Decoration

  
Materials
·         Fabric - depends on how many chain links you want
o   Each link requires 6cm x 24cm
o   10 will give you approximately 1 meter of chain

·         Heavy weight fusible interfacing
·         Scissors
·         Loop turner or bodkin
·         Safety pin
·         Thread
·         Optional Velcro or snap fasteners or press stud fasteners


STEP 1
Cut each piece of fabric to 6cm x 24cm
You could vary these measurements depending on how wide you want your chains to be. I wouldn’t recommend going smaller than a width of 5cm or you may find it too difficult to turn the fabric right side out
At the same time cut a piece of heavy fusible interfacing. I cut mine 1.5cm x 21cm.
You’ll want the interfacing to be about 1cm smaller in width and about 3cm shorter in length than the finished size of the finished strip. You’ll need one strip of interfacing for each fabric strip you cut.



STEP 2
Take your fabric piece and fold it lengthwise, right sides together. Sew along the long edge using a 1.5cm seam allowance
Turn right side out using the loop turner or bodkin and iron flat, placing the seam in the middle of one side (this will be the inside of the ring)


Insert the interfacing strip, positioning the fusible side so it will be attached to the side without the seam.  Try using a safety pin attached to one end of the interfacing if it’s tricky to get into the tube of fabric. 


Repeat this process for all the fabric strips you have cut out. Make as many as you’d like to create a chain of your desired length, remembering that 10 will give you approximately 1 metre.


STEP 3
Tuck the ends of the strips into the tube about 1 – 1.5cm


STEP 4
Now you’ll want to attach these pieces together to form the rings. There are a few options here
1.      You could order them as you’d like and simply sew the ends together, interlocking the rings as you go.
2.      Or, if you want to make a chain where the rings could be opened and reorganized, you may want to use Velcro or snaps as the fastener for each ring.  Cut a small piece of Velcro, about an inch square and sew one side of the Velcro to the end of one of your strips. Sew the second piece to the reverse side of the other side of the strip.
3.      To use snaps simply stitch the snaps onto the ends of your strips.

I used press studs as these have a nice clean finish to them and are easy for the kids to link together. I can also use these as a toy for the younger kids, napkin rings or bracelets.











Friday, October 1, 2010

Wedding Dreams ... Colourscope ... green

So ... after nearly 18 years of knowing eachother, 1 yr of an intense high school relationship and engagement (broken) 3 yrs of weaving in and out of eachothers lives, another 3 years of on again off again, and then moving in together and interstate, 10 years of living together, 2 children (8yrs and 4yrs), 6 yrs of engagement ... we have decided to actually do it ... we're getting hitched

Next year is the planned wedding time. I have a lot of ideas, and so does my beloved so to start I thought I'd introduce my inspirational colourscope ... colour by colour ... starting with green

Note these posts are all about the saturation of colour and how it will inspire us ... these may not be actual ideas used ...




Atonement - that dress