I’m so excited to be taking part in my first Sew a Softie event and sharing with you this bunny softie! Sew a Softie is an month long event hosted by Trixi of Coloured Buttons with the aim of encouraging parents and children to spend time together sewing softies. This year there are even children ambassadors, it’s really sweet. You can see more details about the ambassadors here. Continue reading “Sew a Softie: Mia the Bunny softie”
As soon as I saw that the goal of the Fresh Snow blog hop was to create a project that doesn’t use cotton I knew that I would use felt. I feel like a broken record since last year when I took part in the blog hop that Seam to be Sew hosted I also did a felt project!
I tend to read more during the winter so it made sense for me to create a bookmark, and with Valentine’s Day coming up, why not a Valentine’s one!
I put together a fairly simple treat bag tutorial for the Halloween Bag-a-palooza being hosted by Shelly of Coral and Co. This bag is perfect for little ones going trick-or-treating. It’s not huge but will still be able hold quite a bit of candy.
Hi! This tutorial for the Quilted Heart Coaster was one I originally shared over at Wally and Grace. I love making coasters… They’re fairly quick projects that are great for using up scraps and for upcycling, and they also make great gifts! Make a couple coasters, buy a pretty mug and add some tea bags (or coffee), and voilà! You have a fun gift. Continue reading “Tutorial: Quilted Heart Coaster”
I’m back with a ‘quick’ fabric bunting tip. I originally shared this tip on Patchwork Posse but I brought it home to the blog today. In the tutorial I posted earlier this week, I make the bunting two layers that are sewn together and then turned right sides out. Today I’ll show you an alternative method which is much quicker!
Extra Materials needed:
- Pinking shears or a rotary cutter with a pinking blade.
Follow the instructions in the original tutorial up to Step 2 but use a 3/8″ seam allowance instead of 1/4″.
Now, instead of placing two triangles right sides together, place them wrong sides together and sew.
Once your triangles are sewn together, pink the edges using your shears or rotary cutter. Then continue on with Step 5 in the tutorial to attach your bunting flags to the bias tape.
I hope you have fun making your bunting. If you make a bunting from the tutorial please share a picture/link, I’d love to see it!
P.S. Check out more of my tutorials and quick tips here!
Ula writes for Lulu & Celeste.
**Please note that I completely missed the fact that there is an error in the two other versions. Step 3 should say to sew right sides together not wrong. I can’t believe I completely missed that for so long.**
For this bunting I used store-bought bias tape but you could make your own if you prefer. At the end of this post is an example of a bunting that I’ve made using handmade bias tape.
There are many ways to make bunting, this a double-sided sewn version with hidden seams.
My bunting is 6′ long, with 9 flags/triangles each measuring approx 5.5″ in length.
fabric for flags
1 package bias tape
Fabric Bunting Instructions:
1. Decide what size you want your triangles to be, for this bunting I made each side of the triangle measure 6″ long with a 1/4″ seam allowance included, so my finished triangles are about 5.5″ long. Draw your triangle onto cardstock and cut out. (Or you could also cut out onto freezer paper).
2. Using your cardstock triangle trace out onto your fabric. You will need two triangles to make one finished flag. So for mine I cut out 18 pieces.
3. Right sides together sew two triangles along the two side edges. Clip the corner and trim close to the point. Repeat with the rest of the triangles.
4. Turn right sides out and press. Optional: Topstitch along the two sewn edges. If topstitching, press again. Repeat for all triangles.
5. Open up the bias tape. Fold the short ends of the bias tape in by 1/4″ and press. Stitch in place.
6. Decide on the layout you like. Leave 1″ gap between each triangle. Baste the triangles to one edge of the bias tape in the order you like.
7. Fold the bias tape over and sew along the entire folded over edge.
Give your bunting one final press and voila! You are done