Thursday, September 22, 2011

time to sew...

When sewing and Whimsie Doodles come together it is a perfect match. This month, popping up in the shop, you should have noticed a collection of new patterns. Perfect for fabric, felt and paper. Today I bring you two projects that demonstrate how to use these patterns for gifts or home decor.Here I used the "little pumpkin" pattern to create a Halloween decoration which can easily be assembled. Use an embroidery loop, fabric, felt and your favorite pattern and begin to cut, sew and embellish. For the pumpkin I used a felt background so the fabric would stand out.Topped the loop off with a fabric border, large gingham ribbon and felt leaves (Quickutz). Added a few felt stars and stick pins to the pumpkin to add more color. Now, when fabric and felt become one...
This "little lion" pattern is my favorite. Reminds me of my little men when they were babies and wish I would have sewn then. Using fabric and felt, fuse together using interfacing and iron. This makes the lion easier to cut and gives it more volume to show off the stitching and lines of the pattern.
There are so many ways to use these patterns and can't wait to share more as the weeks go on. Hope this inspires you to take out your sewing supplies and make something your can treasure for a lifetime.

Andrea

5 comments:

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Adorable projects, Andrea!! I wish I knew how to sew.

Julie E said...

Such sweetness!!!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my gosh, these are cuteness all over the place! :)

Thanh Vo said...

Whoah! This absolutely makes me jealous that I don't know how to sew. Very sweet projects, Andrea.

whoistracy said...

These are soooo adorable!!