Archive for June, 2013

Fabric bookmark tutorial

So here is how I made the fabric bookmarks.
What you will need:
•fabric cut to 4×8″
•fusible interfacing 3.75×7.75″
•fabric glue
•fabric for making the flower
•button or embellishment
•sewing machine
•iron
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~TO START~
First follow the directions on the interfacing you bought. Mine said to soak in hot water for 15 minutes then let air dry before working with it.
I then ironed on the interfacing to back side of my main fabric.
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Then I folded in half to get ready to sew
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Sew 2 raw edges along the interfacing. 1 short side and 1 long side, leave open other short end.
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Turn it outside in carefully. ( this could take a little time and maybe a skinny sturdy tool to help get it through.
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Iron it all out
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Once that’s done turn the open side inside out on top and begin top stitching all for sides.
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Done with the sewing!
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Now it’s time to make the flower. Begin with the strip like you see here:
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Then fold in half at top
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Then roll into somewhat of a ball. Take your fabric glue and put a dab in the middle top. Place according to how big you want the flower. Place the fabric down for about 10 seconds and then place fabric glue a little at a time around the fabric as you twist and hold down. Twist, glue, hold down. Repeat until you have reached the fabric all the way around to the edges.
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Cut off the end, glue, tuck and hold down.
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Add button or embellishment.
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Tada!!! Super easy quick and simple. I’m a beginner sewer so for those of you that are more experienced I hope you weren’t looking too closely at my sewing skills lol!
Thanks for stoping by have a great day!!

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End of the year teacher gift

Well another school year has came and gone. Time to let the teachers know how much we appreciated all their hard work.
I couldn’t quite figure out what I wanted to do until 2 days ago. I knew I wanted to make something involving sewing since my hubby just got me a sewing machine last week.
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So I put a few different ideas together. The first was making some pretty bookmarks made from fabric, what teacher doesn’t read?? Next came the smarties… I had seen something on Pinterest with them and thought it was really cute. Last I couldn’t figure out what the heck to put the smarties in. I came up with a good ol mason jar. Then at Walmart finding a cute little wooden bird to glue on the front. I then had to incorporate the smarties into the equation somehow so I wrote on the little bird with a sharpie.
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2 days ago my daughter had her award assembly and I fortunately got a pic with her and her teacher. So I put the picture in the card and framed it with buttons. Sewing tutorial will come soon I was so excited about the gift I had to hurry and post it. Have a great summer!
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Last day of school HOORAY!
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