We’re back today with a Fashion Friday! Today’s project shows you how important it is to keep on hand our NEW HeatnBond® Soft Stretch to finish out those hems perfectly! Designer Jenifer Cowles has created a fun Kimono that she finished off the hem with our HeatnBond Soft Stretch.
I knew when I received these awesome knits from Girl Charlee that a kimono was a definitely on my list with the left over polka dots. Please check out the cute deer top that I made that is under the Kimono here. The knits are super soft and a dream to work with along with our new HeatBond® Soft Stretch. The HeatnBond® is the same product you know and love but now made for fabrics that stretch..perfect with this fun Girl Charlee Bolt Fabric!
Fashion Friday – Easy Kimono Top Featuring Girl Charlee Knits
Planners and Travelers Notebooks are all the rage right now. I love Travelers notebooks and I love Cori Dantini’s Mermaid Days by Blend Fabrics, so I thought I would combine them and get the best of both worlds. I am so happy with how this turned out that I am going to be making several more. These would make great gifts.
Erasable marking pen, Iron (Oliso Pro), sewing machine, sharp scissors, other general sewing supplies, Elastic, ribbon and kam snaps.
Mermaid Days Travelers Notebook:
Assemble the cover as desired and trim to 8 ½” by 12”. Be aware that the cover of the notebook is on the right. Fuse the Fleece to the cover and quilt as desired.
Once you have your cover quilted adhere the vinyl. This will help keep our journal clean and make it last longer.
Hem the top of your pocket add ribbon now if you choose. Sandwich the cover to the inside and the pocket and bind like you would a quilt.
I added a ribbon closure by sewing the ribbon to the back and inserting a Kam snap to the other end. I love how this really keeps everything in place. You can put charms on the spine and decorate as desired. Throw this in your purse or bag and you now have a special place to jot down notes and dreams or even grocery lists.
Kids Clothing Foxy Top Featuring HeatnBond® Soft Stretch Hem Tape
I am in love with all of the beautiful Girl Charlee knits that they carry in their shop, there is something for everyone. I bet you will have a hard time picking out a favorite. Here is another top that I made for daughter to help her finish out the school year. I knew when I saw the awesome knits from Girl Charlee that she would love another top with these cute little foxes on them.
1 ½ yards of Main fabric-follow cutting directions in the pattern
¼” yard for coordinating print or solid
Simplicity Pattern #3790, erasable marking pen, Iron (Oliso Pro), sewing machine, sharp scissors, other general sewing supplies
Follow all directions for making the top from the Simplicity Pattern. When you get to the steps for hemming the bottom neck and sleeves please see below.
Following the package instructions, fuse the HeatnBond® Soft Stretch Lite Roll to the edge of the wrong side of the neck, sleeve and hem edges. Peel off the paper backing, fold over and heat press the Soft Stretch. Sew according to the pattern instructions. This interfacing gives your hems a nice crisp clean finish that holds up beautifully in the wash.
I love to sew while in my jammies with a cup of coffee close at hand. Henry Glass has the best fabric for making super pajama bottoms that have quilters going wild. Jenifer will show you how easy it is to alter any pattern you have laying around to give it that extra special touch.
Henry Glass Crazy Quilting Ladies Pajama Pants by Jenifer Cowles
1 ½ yrds of Main fabric-follow cutting directions in the pattern
2-4”x size of bottom of pant leg (width of pant leg will depend on pattern)
1”x44”-for tie around the waist (this will vary on waist size a good measurement would be waist plus 24” so you can tie it in a bow)
2” x 4” piece for tie reinforcement
McCalls Pattern P276, erasable marking pen, Iron (Oliso Pro), sewing machine, sharp scissors, other general sewing supplies
Pajama Bottom Sewing Instructions:
Following the package instructions, fuse a 2”x 4” HeatnBond® Lite Weight Interfacing piece to the wrong side of front of the pants. This piece of interfacing will give your fabric the stability for the buttonholes so that the fabric doesn’t rip. Create your buttonholes and finish the casing per the pattern instructions. With right sides together sew along the long edge of the tie and turn. Run the fabric tie through the buttonholes and tie in a bow.
Cut 2” from the bottom of the pants (or desired cuff length). Fold the cuff in half along the long edge and press with wrong sides of the cuff together and stitch with right sides together along the bottom of the pants. Finish the side seams and you are done.
**Tip** Use a scrap piece of ribbon as a tag to mark the back of your pants. This is especially helpful when sewing for children so that they can quickly tell the front from the back.TooltipText
It’s Friday! And that means it’s time for a new Fashion Friday for you! Each Friday we’re sharing with you projects using our NEW HeatnBond® Soft Stretch with is perfect for fabrics that….you guessed it… STRETCH! Our friends at Girl Charlee Fabrics offered their fun Bolt Fabrics for our designers to create with and this deer top will be a favorite!
My daughter needed a few new tops to finish out the school year. I knew when I saw the awesome knits from Girl Charlee that she would love some items made from them. The knits are super soft and a dream to work with along with our new HeatBond Soft Stretch. The HeatnBond® is the same product you know and love but now made for fabrics that stretch..perfect with this fun Girl Charlee Bolt Fabric!
Sew a Girl Charlee Sweet Deer Top with NEW HeatnBond® Soft Stretch
Simplicity Patter #3790, erasable marking pen, Iron (Oliso Pro), sewing machine, sharp scissors, other general sewing supplies
Sweet Deer Top Instructions:
Following the package instructions, fuse one of the yoke piece with the HeatnBond® Soft Stretch Lite Interfacing to the wrong side of one of the yoke pieces. Sew according the pattern instructions. This interfacing is perfect for keeping your knits smooth while continuing to keep its stretch.
Following the package instructions, fuse the HeatnBond® Soft Stretch Lite Rollto the edge of wrong side of the neck, sleeve and hem edges. Peel the paper backing off and fold over and top stitch in place. This interfacing gives your hems a nice crisp clean finish and it doesn’t gunk up your sewing machine needles in the process.
Welcome Therm O Web Fans, Jenifer here with you today to share these super fun Mermaid Stuffies I created using some Camelot Fabrics. These fun prints from the Kaleidoscope Collection just had to be used as mermaid tails. Well I am here to tell you that even if you don’t have a Mermaid pattern don’t be afraid to alter a pattern that you already have on hand. I had this lovely doll pattern that was a ballerina and with a few sketches turned her into a mermaid.
Sweet Camelot Fabric Mermaid Stuffies Made with HeatnBond
The Navy Mermaid has some soft Camelot Fleece for her hair. Use the new HeatNBond® Soft Stretch to help keep her hair soft with just enough stretch to keep everything in place without it being to stiff. The Soft Stretch works perfectly with fleece.
Cut out half inch strips of fleece and braid them with a piece of sequins ribbons and hand stitch it to the top of her head. Because these Mermaids have small pieces so they are not recommended for small children, with that being said I also put some paper flowers in her hair for decoration. Her top has a layer of Opal Deco Foil™ to make it look like the inside of a beautiful seashell.
I thought it would be fun to add some Opal scales randomly on the base of her mermaid tail. Using the liquid transfer adhesive and a stencil I put on a generous amount of adhesive through the stencil and waited for it to dry and adhered the opal Deco Foil
*do this step before stitching and stuffing the body together. As a result it will be way easier to apply the Deco Foil with greater success. Lesson Learned.TooltipText
The purple Mermaid is done with fabric hair and several yards of silk ribbons and pearl strings. Tie several bows and hand stitch them to the sides of her head like little buns. Her top is Amethyst Watercolor Deco Foil™ adhered to the adhesive side of a scrap piece of Fusible fleece.