Monday, June 6, 2011

Great Appliqué Tutorial

I love appliqué-ing different shapes and designs onto clothing, bags and zippered pouches...sometimes it just adds a little something. Here are some of mine:

If you are new to appliqué, you may want to check out the following tutorial (via What The Craft) as it takes you step by step and is really well explained.

There's heaps of different ways to appliqué...I personally love using Wonder Under (sometimes called Vliesofix in Australia), which is double sided iron on interfacing. In other words, you iron the shape on to the interfacing, and then you can iron it on to your project before top stitching around it. I find it adds stability and it's easier to place your appliqué.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Kid Pants

Some Kid Pants made this weekend with some funky IKEA coordinating fabrics. I found the pattern was a little too skinny and short in the rise for the kid in question, so added co-ordinating strips of fabric down the sides and a separate waistband for more wiggle and wriggle room.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hula Hoop Rug

Gosh, I love this hula hoop rug tutorialby Nicole Blasenak Shapiro, as seen on Family Fun! What a fun thing do do with some old t-shirts or fabric scraps.