Saturday, June 27, 2009

Fabric Cork Board

Fabric Cork Board
Originally uploaded by Sew Spoiled
4- 12"X12" cork boards
2- Fat Quarters of fabric 18"X22"
1- spool of ribbon
Stapler filled with staples
Heat and Bond Ultra-Hold fuse (in the white and red package)
Glue (I used fabric glue but wood glue would work even better.)

This is a fun and fast way to brighten up any space! I bought four 12"X12"cork boards from Lowes. (Total price $7.00) I had some fabric scraps a little larger than the size of the cork board but fat quarters from your local quilt shop would work. I cut the fabric 13.5"X 13.5" so I could put it around the cork board and staple it to the other side. Before pulling the fabric around the cork board I did one extra step. I really wanted to make sure that over time my fabric would not sag and droop down off the cork. So I cut 12"X12" of Heat and Bond Ultra-Hold fused it to the back, center of my fabric and fused my fabric to the front of my cork board. Then I stretched the fabric over the edge of the cork and stapled it to the back of the cork board. Finally, I glued the back of the fabric covered board and placed another plain cork board piece over the glue. I stapled the ribbon to the back for hanging and Ta-Da!! If you want to dress up it a little more, use some of the Heat and Bond to fuse a picture onto the front of the board. My inspiration board is done!! I will share some more pictures. I am going to make a Thankful board to rest beside my inspirational board. When you post what you are thankful for having already and what you would like to receive, things start to happen!
Happy Crafting!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Weekender Travel Tote Pattern

I recently found out that Sew Simple Magazine has ceased to be published (through the end of this year). Therefore the Weekender Travel Tote will not be in this month's issue of Sew Simple Magazine. After talking to the editor, I have all the rights to the project and we are discussing what to do next!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Birdie Applique

I had a stain on my favorite shirt!!! So I tried to cover it up with my birdie applique and Amy Butler's Daisy Chain in Navy fabric.
Birdie Applique
Now this shirt is even more fun to wear!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I meant to do that? Pajama Bloomers!

Just wanted you to know what really happen when I the PJ pants for this project. So many times I get crazy ideas in my head and they never seem to go the way I plan them to. That is usually when I learn something new. I chose a directional print for this project and I had only 2 yards! Oops! Big mistake, right, when I went to cut the pattern shape out I saw that in order to do it like the book half of my pants would have the fabric print going upside down. That is when I thought it was a lost cause, no jammies for me. Sitting back for a while I figured out a solution to the problem! I cut the 2 yards in half and cut out each panel (2-front and 2-back) placing the top of the template as close to the edge as possible. Then folding the template pant leg up to make capri length pajamas. I followed most of the directions in the book except I made a 1" wide casing for the ribbon. I also used my button foot to make holes for the ribbon to thread through. However, I learned a new way to make a hole in the casing when I made the cute drawstring bag but if you want to learn that trick you really should read the book, Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross.
went to cut out the
So you see, I meant to do that ;)
Happy Sewing!

Monday, June 15, 2009

PJ Party:)

PJ capris
Originally uploaded by Sew Spoiled
I love this wild flower fabric by Heather Ross! It is beginning to get hot here so I made capris pants instead of long pants. The pattern is also from Heather Ross's book Weekend sewing but with a little extra ribbon:)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sew Spoiled Weekender Tote

Well the pattern will be out in June , in this months issue of Sew Simple Magazine!! This tote is so much fun to make! This Weekender Tote is in Vicki Payne's Home Decor fabrics I found at Fabric Supplies on Etsy. I love the large prints. I love this large bag because you can use large prints like this one and see most of the design. Already I used it as a diaper bag on Saturday and packed all of my girls things inside. Today, I took it to work and slipped my large, Pink Chalk Studio, Note Taker inside (which fit like a dream)!
I have a friend who is getting married soon and I can see myself making one for their honeymoon get a way! I think it would be cute to make a little Landry draw-string bag, cosmetic bag and matching wristlet.
Happy Sewing!:)