We’re continuing on with our Pinterest inspired projects this week.
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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!
Friends Warm the Heart Pillow By Audrey Pettit
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!