Pinterest Inspired Pillows and Sweet Baby Bibs

PinterestWe’re continuing on with our Pinterest inspired projects this week.

Did you know if even you don’t have a Pinterest account you can see all of our pins right from our Facebook wall! Click on the Pinterest icon on our Therm O Web wall to see all of our pinned projects and favorites!

Designers Audrey Pettit and Amy Friend will have you anxious and ready to get crafty and pick up some of their favorite Therm O Web and HeatnBond products!

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Friends Warm the Heart Pillow By Audrey Pettit

Supplies:
Therm O Web Spray n’ Bond Fusible Adhesive
Therm O Web Fabric Fuse Tape
Therm O Web Zots Medium Clear Adhesive Dots
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Die: Papertrey Ink
Trim: Webster’s Pages, Stampin’Up, American Crafts
Floss: DMC
Ink: Stampin’Up
Buttons: vintage
Other: Linen Fabric, Gesso, Thread, Polyfill Fiber

Hand-stitched embroidery is a longtime passion of mine, and my Pinterest boards are full of sweet stitching and sewing projects that I want to give a try. Lately, I’ve been really inspired by Rebecca Sower’s amazing mixed-media fabric work, like this gorgeous journal cover.

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I pulled lots of elements from Rebecca’s piece into my project, including the color palette of neutrals mixed with bits of red and black, the layers of fabric, lace, ribbons, and buttons. I had so much fun putting this pillow together, and thanks to the help of some time saving tips from Therm O Web’s Spray n’ Bond Adhesives, it was really easy, too.

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To get started, die cut a mitten from linen fabric. Set the mitten aside for another project, because for this pillow, we are going to be focusing on the negative shape instead. Spray the back side of the fabric with Therm O Web Spray n’ Bond Fusible Adhesive and layer onto a larger piece of fabric. The Fusible Adhesive eliminates the need to pin the fabric in place, which is a real time saver.

Machine stitch around the outline of the mitten, and around the edge using black thread. I loved the multiple stitch lines that is so prominent in Rebecca’s work, so I went around my shape twice.

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Add random embroidery stitches around the outline of the mitten. Mix it up and just have fun!

Stamp snowmen, scarf, and heart images onto the center of the mitten. Using the stamped images as a guide, embroider the outlines of the snowmen and scarves. Satin stitch the heart.

Water color the scarves using a red ink pad and a wet paintbrush. Then paint the snowmen with Gesso. Dry brush more Gesso randomly over the entire piece.

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Stamp sentiment onto a thin strip of fabric and hand-stitch with black floss. Apply Fabric Fuse Tape to the back of the strip, peel off the liner, and adhere across the bottom.

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Lightly lift sentiment strip and tuck lace trim under the bottom edge. Add a few hand-stitches for decoration. Using Fabric Fuse Tape, adhere trims across the top of the mitten.

Spray the back of the fabric with Fusible Adhesive and adhere onto a larger piece of fabric. Machine stitch the edges. Dry brush with additional Gesso.

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Cut a second piece of fabric the same size as the layered front. Placing right sides together, machine stitch the pillow closed, leaving a small opening. Turn the pillow right side out, fill with polyfill fiber and slip stitch the pillow closed.

Adhere buttons with Zots Medium Clear Adhesive Dots. Tie a bow from shabby seam binding. Adhere onto pillow using Zots, along with another button tied with hemp cord.


For Pinterest Inspiration week, I was killing some time on Pinterest looking for inspiration for baby gifts.  I know of many babies who are about to be born and will be needing cute little gifts.  I was drawn to the useful gifts and settled on bibs.

I have to say that I was very eager to play with the Thermoweb Iron-On Vinyl!  There are so many possibilities and I intend to explore all of them but, for today, I’m sticking with the laminate baby bibs.  As a mother of three children, I have grown to really appreciate the importance of a good bib.  I like one that stays on, has lots of coverage, is easily wipeable, and has a pocket to catch the inevitable.  This bib has all of those things!

Supplies:

Two coordinating fat quarters
60″ half inch bias tape
Thermoweb Iron-On Vinyl
snap fastener kit
Teflon presser foot

Thank you to Blend Fabrics for sponsoring the fabrics used in my bibs.  The bibs in the main picture are made from Timber and Leaf by Sarah Watts.

Begin by printing out your pattern pieces.  The pdf file can be downloaded here.

Apply the vinyl following the directions on the packaging.  Because you don’t want pinholes in your laminated fabric, I suggest tracing your pattern pieces onto the paper backing which will cling to the laminate while you cut.

Do the same with the pocket pattern piece, using your contrasting print.

Next, cut your pieces and pull off the protective sheet to reveal your laminated fabric pieces.

Fold your bib pocket along the fold line (Remember not to iron directly onto the laminate, use that protective paper!).  Using a Teflon presser foot or an ultra glide foot, top stitch along the upper edge of the pocket. I used two rows of stitching for a more professional look but it isn’t necessary.

Stay stitch the pocket in place along the very edge.

Next, prepare approximately 60″ of half inch binding by folding it in half and ironing it.  You can use a Clover Bias Tape Maker in the 1/2″ size to make your own coordinating bias tape.  Begin applying the binding at the upper left neck edge as shown in the picture above.  Carefully work your way around the bib.

Finish off your bib by adding a snap using a Dritz snap fastener kit in the 7/16″ size.  This bib is made with Bugs by Jone Hallmark, perfect for a little boy.

For a fancier bib, you can use a pearl snap.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and won’t be scared to try your own iron-on laminate project!  It ironed on easily and yielded a really professional looking product.

 

Don’t forget…you can shop for all the Therm O Web and HeatnBond products used today right from our own website! It’s safe, secure and fast too!

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Therm O Web Can Help Make the Perfect Baby Gift!

Baby Card by Daniela Dobson

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner
Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares
Therm O Web Zots Small
Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Dots 1.5 in
Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Sheets

Other Supplies:

My Mind’s Eye patterned paper and tape
Prima Marketing Inc. flower
Pink Paislee alphabet stickers
EK Success border and 1″ circle punch
Hemp Cord
Silhouette Cameo
Banner created by Daniela Dobson in Silhouette Studio
Around The Block flock
Clearsnap ink

Directions:
Ink all paper edges.

1. Create a card base from white cardstock. Cut patterned paper slightly smaller than the card and adhere to the card front using Sticky Strip Runner.

2. Cut an even smaller piece of cardstock and border punch the bottom edge. Adhere iCraft Adhesive dots to the patterned paper, peel top liner and add flock. Use your finger to move the flock around the adhesive and press lightly. Punch several 1″ circles from iCraft Adhesive sheet, using a punch. and repeat adding the flock.

3. Cut several banners from different patterned papers and adhere some on top of each other using small Zots. Adhere a strip of washi tape across the top of the card and add the banner with small Zots. Tie hemp cord into a bow. Add flower using 3D Foam Squares.

4. Adhere letter stickers.


Baby Bib by Jenifer Cowles

Therm O Web Supplies:

Heat-N-Bond Iron-On Vinyl

Other Supplies:
Velcro
Scraps of fabric (The Vegetable fabric is a piece from Pat Sloan’s new line “Eat Your Fruits and Veggies” and isn’t it perfect for these bibs?)

I thought I would show you how easy it would be to make your own bibs using Heat-N-Bond Iron-on vinyl. These are really easy using scraps of fabric some Iron-On vinyl and a piece of velcro, they are so easy you could make a bunch for yourself or they would be a wonderful gift at a baby shower.

Step 1:  Gather supplies.  I drew out a pattern by tracing an old bib we had lying around.

Step 2:  Cut out 1 each of main fabric, backing fabric and Iron-on vinyl.

Step 3:  Iron-on the vinyl according to the directions on the package to the main fabric piece.

Step 4: With right sides together sew the main and backing pieces together leaving a 3″ opening to turn it right side out.

Step 5: Turn right side out and top stitch 1/4″ around the edge.

Step 6: Sew on your velcro.

Now admire your work and make a dozen more.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my project today.  Make sure you stop by again tomorrow for more ideas for that special little one in your life!

Create A Mask With Iron On Vinyl

Take your scrapbooking to the next level by creating your own spray mask with Therm O Web Iron-On Vinyl.  The process is surprisingly easy and the results are fabulous!  Create custom flourishes, shapes, and even titles with this technique.

Supplies:

 

1. Die cut the Iron-On Vinyl with the design of your choice.  You can use digital cutters, manual cutters, or even scissors to create your design.  When finished the shiny side of the Iron-On Vinyl is the side that will show on a project.  Detailed and intricate designs will pose a challenge when peeling off the backing and placing on the project.  Chunky and block designs will be easier to work with.

 

2. Peel off the Iron-On Vinyl backing paper and place the die cut shape onto your fabric or paper of choice in the desired spot.  Cover with a press cloth or scrap cloth.  Iron following the directions on the Iron-On Vinyl package.

 

3. Spray the piece with a mist spray to highlight the Iron-On Vinyl design.  Dab off any excess mist from the vinyl.  Use on your project.

   

All the patterned papers used in the “1 Dress”  layout are from Basic Grey’s Piccadilly Collection