Thursday, 13 August 2015

Sew A Simple Liberty Keepsake Bunting || Rhapsody and Thread

Have you got precious fabrics? 
Just the tiniest pieces hidden away waiting for that special project?

Some of these Liberty scraps were the only pieces that I've ever had - as in they came that tiny in a scrap bag (sigh). Others were leftovers from projects and I wanted the memories. Others were favourite snippets of a print I loved - like the giraffe (wearing sneakers!!) pictured below, from Queue For The Zoo? Fave! and The Strawberry Thief birds!

All you need is your favourite scraps and a piece of bias tape in whatever colour and length you want. I didn't want my fabric to look flimsy so I ironed my scraps using Vleisofix to a piece of white voile. There are lots of other methods. Ironing to felt would work. Even just onto a stabiliser!

You can cut the fabric into whatever shapes you like.
Work out which order you'd like them to be in along the bias tape. 
Then, start by making a loop on the end, then sandwich your pieces one at a time, slowly feeding them through the sewing machine. When you're finished, make another loop at the end!

Precious Liberty scraps vleisofixed to white voile to brighten prints || Rhapsody and Thread

Cut into rectangles

There's no colour theme.
I just chose prints that I've been holding on to || Rhapsody and Thread

I lined the rectangles up in an order where different colours were spread out || Rhapsody and Thread

Then I sandwiched each rectangle inside a plain white bias tape.
Basic sewing skills required || Rhapsody and Thread

So simple

Make it as long as you like!

My favourite photo-bombers! || Rhapsody and Thread

Ratbag <3 || Rhapsody and Thread

I used the whole piece of bias tape - approx 3m wide || Rhapsody and Thread
Hanging above my desk || Rhapsody and Thread

If only my desk still looked this clean! || Rhapsody and Thread

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Handmade Clutch || Liberty Tresco Print

Handmade clutch purse made using Liberty Tresco print and mustard linen

Handmade clutch purse Liberty fabric mustard linen from Michelles Patterns

Open clutch showing phone and lipstick sitting on Liberty Fabric Tresco Rainbow print

Made using a Michelles Patterns pattern, this clutch was unbelievably simple to make and the prettiest gift I could give to a special friend. The pattern is an enlarged card wallet. I chose a denim-look cotton for the inside, mustard linen for the bottom, and my favourite Liberty Art Fabric print "Tresco" for the top. I've got a massive Samsung Notebook phone and you can see it fits perfectly. Just the right size for a night out. I hope she loves it!!

Tresco print purchased from Shaukat.