What could be cuter than a little purse in the shape of a cupcake? A delight for little kids- and lots of fun to make. This one is a design in the hoop by Anita Goodesign, and is just lovely to watch as it comes together when the project progresses. The design is one of a set. A few others can be seen here too. Look for more detailed photos here.
I have been so excited with my new Brother Quattro that I have been making lovely stuff. The photo above includes fun pocket bags made in the hoop (Anita Goodesign), USB purses (Pickle Pie) and an applique purse - also made in the hoop (Pickle Pie).
Oh What fun!
Sewing a fabric book for a baby is a great project. This one in the picture is from a kit purchased at Joann's. The kit includes a large piece of fabric on which the pages are printed. The crafter has to cut out each of the pictures, then piece and sew the book together. Colorful, sturdy and attractive this product should last well in the hands of toddlers and kids.
Of course one can design one's own. Applique animals, flowers or items of interest to a particular child, can be added to fabric to form a book such as this. One can use fabric pens to write inside. Even short poems can be written on pages with a suitable applique picture. You can buy fabric with picture scenes and sew those together.
Some other applique ideas can be found on the baby clothes page on this site.
A fun and easy craft for scrapbooking, for a gift, for home office organization or for a craft project in the classroom, this paper folio is the answer.
Made with a piece of pretty cardstock, a little glue and whatever embellishments you like, this folio is not only easy but also useful. Look at more of these on the Paper page on this website. Patterns for folios can be found on the Internet.
When sewing or doing craft there are many ways to stick/baste things in place until the final sewing is complete. Here is a short list. Hopefully viewers will write in some ideas to add to this post. Obviously the crafter will know which of these could suit his or her project:
sticky tape (scotch tape)/ two side sticky or one side
blue painter's tape
hair grips of various sizes and shapes
large hair grips to attach to excess fabric collecting around embroidery frame
temporary stabilizers with sticky back
clothes pins (pegs)
simple large tacking stitch by hand
paper grips (those used to hold a ream of paper or smaller amounts of paper depending on thickness)
Send some more ideas in the comments section - we'd love to hear from you.
White denim proved to be an interesting medium to work on. It is strong enough to hold heavier items if used for a bag. I machine embroidered a design ( Embroidery DK online) and used notions and handles purchased from Joann's. I lined the bag with a floral cotton. The design was a basic tote design that I follow for many bags I make.
I have just invested in a Computerized Embroidery sewing machine and am having a fantastic time.
I have always done crafts, but this has added a dimension that I hadn't really considered before.
Clothes, toys, accessories - everything can be embroidered on....and I am trying it
Check out the projects I have done under each of the titles on the site, for inspiration for your projects.
The project above is "Anita Goodesign" Mylar bookmarks in a hoop project.
The trick is the fabric. Look for and choose really great fabric and then sew simple lines. Add embellishments and you have a beautiful product,
Here is a large and tiny Yogabagaba bag for a little girl. I have bought a small yogaba doll and hooked it to the handles.
Wondering how to make a very simple bag interesting and exciting?
Some fun ways to decorate a simple tote bag or home-made purses are: