Hi, this is Jenifer here with you today to share a set of bags that I made for the Blend Fabrics Quilt Market Booth using the Hill and Dale fabric line. These fabrics were so much fun to use I love how the bags turned out, my daughter has already claimed them when they make their way back from Houston.
Hill and Dale Fabrics Basket Tote & Trinket Case with HeatnBond Interfacing
Both of these items are free patterns that I have included the links in the supply list. These patterns are very well written and I would recommend both of them. What I did want share with you is a tip that I did because I did not have any of the fusible foam.
Erasable marking pen, Iron (Oliso Pro), sewing machine, sharp scissors, other general sewing supplies, zipper and bias tape supplies or packaged bias tape.
This is a perfect project to try out some of those specialty threads.
Tip: I substituted HeatnBond® Craft Fusible on both of the main fabric and the lining and then I used the HeatnBond® Fusible Fleecesandwiched in between the main and the lining fabrics. You could also add 2 layers of the Fusible Fleece if you want extra volume. This left me with a nice weight bag that is very sturdy and will last a long time.TooltipText
Erasable marking pen, Iron (Oliso Pro), sewing machine, sharp scissors, other general sewing supplies, zipper.
The trinket bag did not ask for a fusible foam but I still did the same technique that I did with the bag. I love the results and I already have plans to make several more of these convenient little cases. In this picture, you can see all of the layers. Those fabrics are just too beautiful.
Fall Lola Top Made with HeatnBond and Blend Fabrics
It is no secret that I love Cori Dantinis Fabrics from Blend. I would be in heaven with a bolt of every fabric she ever comes out with. One of my favorite things are Cori’s fabric panels with her cute drawings that put a smile on your face. Sometimes I’m not sure what to do with them so this time I decided to take a beautiful pattern and use the panel as the main focus of the top.
Erasable marking pen, Iron (Oliso Pro), sewing machine, sharp scissors, other general sewing supplies
Fabric Cutting and sewing instructions for LolaTop:
Follow the pattern cutting and sewing directions.
For the bodice I choose to use HeatnBond® Woven Fusibleto give it a little more stability with the extra weight of my lace and ribbon. The pattern used fabric for the center ruffle but I chose to use some scrap pieces of lace and ribbon. Don’t be afraid to go in your own direction, it is the best part of making your own items.
I was super excited to create something different this year… an apron “Halloween Costume”. Wonder Woman was the first thing that came to mind but you could really do anything. I love the idea of using it for day to day chores and tasks too once the Halloween season is over.
Red Fat Quarter folded in half so that it is 11×18, adhere a piece of 11×18 HeatnBond® Craft Weight Fusibleto one half of the Fat Quarter. The folded edge will be the top of the apron and the Craft Weight Fusible will give the top some stability.
Sew the 2 blue fat quarters along the short sides so you will get one long piece 18×44. Gather the long edge and sew it sandwiched between the two bottom edges of the red fat quarter. Hem the blue bottom edge and add your ribbon ties. I used 3 yards for the tie around the middle and 18″ for the strap that goes around your neck.
3. Trace out or draw the wonder woman logo on the back of the Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesiveand cut it out and adhere to the center of the red fabric. Once it cools peel off the paper backing and apply the foil. Once the foil cools peel back the sheet and marvel at how awesome your project looks.
I hope you have been inspired to make your own apron. I would love to see what you come up with. Leave me a link and I will check it out. Have fun.
It’s official! It’s September and that means time for some new fall clothes. Today we’re sharing a stylish top that will wear well now through the warm months! And we’re officially kicking off National Sewing Month! Be sure to join us all month long for projects, inspiration, tips, tricks, giveaways and much more! Designer Jenifer Cowles is kicking this off today!
When I received the beautiful stitched denim from Nancy’s Notions I decided to make a top for me instead of a bag like I had planned. I am so happy that I changed my mind, especially since there was some leftover that I can use to make a bag as well.
Sew a Stylish Chambray Top with HeatnBond Lite Fusible Adhesive
1 ½ yards of Main fabric-follow cutting directions in the pattern
¼” yard for coordinating print or solid for bias (optional) or purchased bias binding
Handmade Style by Anna Graham, erasable marking pen, Iron (Oliso Pro), sewing machine, sharp scissors, other general sewing supplies, 25mm bias tape maker.
Stylish Chambray Top Instructions:
Trace out the pattern pieces for the chambray dress from the Handmade Style book on the Pattern Material. Using the Pattern Material will make your pattern last longer and hold up for frequent usages. Follow all directions for making the top from the Handmade Style book, please note I shortened the dress by 8″ and then had a 1″ hem to make the top.
I knew when I received these awesome knits from Girl Charlee that a quick Summer Kids Beach Cover up was going to be in the works along with a few other summer items. 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!
3.Fold over and fuse using the width of the tape as your hem width.
4. With this trick, you are able to sew down your trim and hem at the same time. This is a quick and easy way to give your knits a nice beautiful finish without gunking up your sewing machine needles.
Here is a close up of what your trim looks like attached at the bottom.
After your trim has been attached cut out your neck hole at the top, I used a small plate as my template. You could add bias tape around the edge or make a facing, I decided that I was fine with it just the way it was with it being a quick and easy project.
Sew a 2″-3″ straight stitch 12″ from the center top. This is going to give us a place to put the arms and give us a little bit more coverage.
I hope you enjoyed this super easy, done in about 20 minutes quick kids beach cover up. This could easily be adjusted for adults by just doing a 36″ width and then the width of the fabric.