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Kanshashi Christmas Ornaments

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Sewing Savvy Low Sew Christmas Ornaments FinalKanshashi Christmas Ornaments

By Lorine Mason

Supplies:

Reflections Red Fat Quarters – #275675

Kanzashi Flower Maker – 3” Clover

Rotary Cutter, Mat and ruler

Glue gun and glue sticks

Embellishments;  pompoms, rhinestones, buttons etc.

Ornament Hanger;  ribbon, fishing line with beads, metal ornament hanger etc.

Basic sewing supplies; needle, thread, scissors, iron

Step Out 1

How to:

Remove the fabric from the packaging and press. Using the rotary cutter, mat and ruler; cut four inch by WOF (width of fabric) strips from the chosen fabrics.

Step Out 2

Cut strips of fabric into four inch wide squares. Note: Ornaments shown have been constructed from five to eight individual petals. One four inch square is required for each petal.

Step Out 3

Following the manufacturer’s directions; place fabric square into flower maker and trim.

Step Out 4

Using a needle and thread; stitch through the flower maker once again following the manufacturer’s directions. Remove the fabric from the flower maker.

Step Out 5

Gently pull the threads to create the flower petal, continue creating petals and stringing the additional petals onto the same needle and thread.

Step Out 6

Choose a center embellishment and glue a chosen embellishment to the back and front of the flower ornament.

Add a hanger; using ribbon, fishing line with beads or a purchased ornament hanger.

Hope you enjoyed the step outs. I would love to hear from you,

Lorine

Urban Doodles Flour Sack Tea Towels

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Urban Doodles Flour Sack Tea TowelsFlour Sack Tea Towel with Doodled Daisies

by Lorine Mason

Supplies:

Flour Sack Tea Towels

Embroidery pattern

Frixion transfer pen

Embroidery thread, needle & hoop

Rick rack trim

Iron

How to:

Press the tea towels once removing them from the package.  Choose a pattern for the embroidery. I chose to use one of my basic daisy designs.

Pattern

Transfer pattern to the front of the tea towel using the Frixion pen

Transfer pattern

Add additional elements to the design by repeating the image, overlapping the images and adding doodled extras to the centers of the petals etc.

Doodle in the extras

Stitch around the designs outlines using a Back Stitch, and two stands of embroidery thread.

*Back Stitch Embroidery: To execute the backstitch, bring needle up at A, a stitch length away from the beginning of the design line. Stitch back down at B at the beginning of the line, bring needle up at C and then stitch back down to meet the previous stitch at A, and continue in this manner, working in a right to left direction.

Flour Sack Tea Towels Close Up

Fill in centers of flowers with French Knots and/or back stitched outlines using a contrasting color of thread.

 

*French Knots: Bring needle up at A. Wrap embroidery thread around the shaft of the needle. Insert point of needle at B, close to but not into A. Hold know down as you pull needle through to the back of the fabric.  * image shows wrapping embroidery thread around the needle two times, the embroidery thread was wrapped around the needle four times to achieve a larger knot in the projects shown.

 

Cut a length of rick rack 2” longer the width of the tea towel. Turn under raw ends of rick rack and sew to the back of the tea towel. Attach rick rack along the bottom edge of the tea towel using French Knots.

 

* To see diagrams of stitches go to http://www.clotilde.com/sewing_savvy.php

Enjoy!

 

Urban Doodles Embroidery Designs

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Urban Doodles Embroidery Design Wall Art by Lorine Mason

My new line of sewing machine embroidery designs are officially available for sale and I decided that I would create a number of projects using various stitch outs of the designs. In this project I simply stitched out the tulips available in the Floral Fantasy collection #80030 onto a white canvas duck and then used Dye-na-Flow by Jacquard to paint in the flowers. There will be a video on my techniques coming soon.  Once the dye was dry and I had set in the color following the manufacturer’s directions I went shopping for a frame.

I found this one at a local craft store, I loved all the swirls and the fact that it was laser cut wood. While the frame would be quite easy to paint, I decided since the shelving in my studio is a natural color that I would leave it just as it came from the store.

I measured the back opening, giving myself an extra 1/4″ (the frame’s scrollwork cut outs allowed me only a 1/4″ so this is the number I used) and I trimmed my fabric stitchout using this measurement. I left the stabilizer on the back of my stitchout as I felt it gave the piece more body. Next I applied Sticky Lines a border adhesive to the back of the frames opening. I found this product perfect for my project but you may certainly use another brand of glue or adhesive product. I then simply pressed my stitchout into the adhesive and I was done. I used removable picture hangers by Velcro to hang my art on the wall in my studio.

Ribbon Floral Wedding Accessories

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Ribbon Wrist Corsage 12

 Ribbon Wrist Corsage by Lorine Mason

 

Ribbon Wrist Corsage 1

Supplies:

Ribbon – large flower 17 1/2 inches, small flower 12 1/2 inches, ribbon ties 2 yards each

Felt scrap; 1 ¼ inch circle and a 1  ¼ inch x ½ inch rectangle

Button

Fabric glue, needle and thread, measuring tape, marking pen,

Ribbon Wrist Corsage 2

How To:

Mark spacing along the bottom edge of the ribbon at 3 1/2 inch intervals for large flowers and 2 1/2 inch for small flowers. (Note: if you are using wired ribbon, remove the wire from the top edge of the ribbon)

Ribbon Wrist Corsage 3

Using the needle and thread stitch along the length of the ribbon using the diagram as a guide.

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With the needle and thread still attached, carefully gather the threads forming five petals. Stitch the first and last petals together, knot and trim threads.

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Apply fabric glue to the back of the felt circle and glue it to the back of the large ribbon flower.

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Apply fabric glue to the back of the smaller flower and glue it to the top of the large flower. Apply glue to the back of the button and glue it to the center of the small flower.

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Apply fabric glue to the ends of the felt rectangle and press to the back of the felt circle. Once dry; insert ribbons through opening.

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Tie ribbons around your wrist to wear as a wrist corsage or simply slide onto an existing hairband. Another option is to add clips and use either as a hair adornment or make two and clip them to a favorite pair of shoes.

Ribbon Wrist Corsage 11

Perfect for a Flower Girl hairband accessory

Ribbon Wrist Corsage 12

Worn as a wrist corsage

I hope you are inspired to create something today. Thanks for stopping by,  Lorine

 

 

Fabric Flower Slide Bracelet

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Fabric Flower Slide Bracelet

 

I was recently sent a wonderful package of goodies from the generous folks at Cousin®. They have just released a new product line and were interested to see what professional designers would do with the line. My goal is to incorporate fabric into every project I do on this blog, whenever possible that is… Therefore I decided this project must incorporate fabric. Here is what I came up with and I love it…

 

Fabric Flower Slide Bracelet

Supplies:

One  Bicast Leather bracelet blank 34740058

One 3 pc Metal Slide 34740023

One 1 pc Metal Slide 34740030

One Metal Clasp 34740006

E-6000 glue

One Fat Quarter of Fabric

Hot glue & Glue gun

Scissors, Ruler, Needle & Thread

Rotary Cutter, Mat & Ruler – Optional

 

Instructions:

 

Following the instructions provided on the packaging, glue one end of the clasp onto the bracelet blank. Let dry. Add one Metal Slide and one elastic placeholder to the bracelet and set aside.

 

Cut two fabric strips; one 3″ wide and one 2″ wide. Fold each of them in half lengthwise and press.

 

 

Using one of the fabric strips, fold the left edge of the fabric strip at a 90 degree angle until it meets with the raw edges at the bottom of the pressed strip. Press.

Cousin Bracelet 5

 

 

Repeat  folding the right side of the strip to form a sharp point at the top. Press. Trim excess fabric even with the bottom edge of the fabric strip.

Cousin Bracelet 4

 

Using a needle and thread, stitch through all layers of fabric across the bottom edge. Pull the stitches taught to gather, secure threads by back into the fabric. You have created one petal. Repeat creating six petals from each of the strips. Did you notice my Oliso Pro™ iron. I love this iron and my top two reasons today are: #1 I have not managed to knock it off my ironing board as yet  #2 The sharp folds and points I am able to achieve in my fabric projects due to the steam vent placement and sheer amount of steam this iron produces.* 

Cousin Bracelet 3

 

Cousin Bracelet 2

 

Glue two same sized petals together along the sides using the glue gun. This forms one unit. Continue petals to form a total of 3 units. Glue units together to form a flower layer.

 

Squeeze glue into the recess at the back of the Metal/Acrylic Square Slide Charm. Press the smaller of the two flower layers into the glue, being careful to not cover the slide at the back of the charm. Add the second flower layer, gluing it to the back of the first layer.

 

Insert slide onto bracelet blank followed by the remaining Metal Slide and elastic placeholder.

 

Following the manufacturer’s directions, fit the bracelet before trimming and adding the opposite end of the closure.  Fabric Flower Slide Bracelet

I hope you enjoy creating your very own Fabric Flower Slide Bracelet. Products are available at JoAnn’s

This project is part of a BlogHop put together by a group of Professional Designers, you will notice the Designer Connection Icon along the left side of my page. Click forward or backward to see other wonderful designs using similar components from the Cousin line of products.

Lorine

 

* I was sent the Olisio Pro™ iron  by Olisio to test and offer my opinion. As I use the iron in coming projects I will be offering many opinions I am sure. Stay tuned.