I have to admit that I am a little addicted to infinity scarves. They are so versatile and can really dress up an outfit. They are also surprisingly easy to make. Solid ones are nice, but they can be a bit limiting, depending on what color it is. So I decided to step up my infinity scarf game and make a double-sided one. To jazz it up, I made the one side a patchwork to show off some of my fabrics. The result is this gorgeous double-sided patchwork infinity scarf pattern.
For years I had the golden batik fabric that I used for the back side of this scarf, as well as for the focal fabric on the patchwork side. I could never decide what to do with it until I came up with this pattern, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. It’s a stunning scarf that I will wear for years to come.
Some time ago I created a larger piece of fabric out of small scraps and Mod Podge. The results were just what I was looking for, and now I am coming up with all kinds of projects for it. The Mod Podge makes fabric durable and firm, yet flexible, all while retaining much of its’ original look. It is the perfect material for this scrap fabric Easter garland.
I have always wanted to make a garland for our living room mantel. The problem was that I just could not find what I was looking for until now. This one is easy to make, it looks charming, and, now that it has been hung, my house is ready for Easter. I may not be, but my house is.
As with most of my projects, the look
of this can easily be changed by using different colored fabrics and
cut out patterns. I am already toying with something patriotic.
If you are looking for a festive Easter
garland, and like the look of scrap fabrics, then this is the project
Blue jeans are the type of clothing that pretty much everyone around the world wears. If I had a dollar for everyone wearing a pair right now I’d be a billionaire. Of course, all of those jeans eventually wear out and get thrown away. Instead of dumping them in the trash, why not try making something creative with them, like these cute decorations in this recycled denim fish tutorial.
Denim lends itself well to crafting.
It’s durable and heavyweight, and it comes in just about every shade
of blue imaginable. Be honest, it’s kind of fun to see your old pants
repurposed into something entirely different.
These fish are definitely a fun way to
transform your denim. They are whimsical little trinkets that can be
made in a few minutes, and can be used so many ways. Throw them in a
bowl on a table for a decorative accent. String them up like a
garland or turn them into a mobile.
The other day I found a water stain on
our table and realized we needed more coasters around the house. So I
decided to use old jeans and make some. Denim is a tough and durable
fabric which lends itself well to this kind of project.
I am going to go out on a limb and say that pretty much everyone owns at least one pair of jeans, and occasionally they wear out. In the case of my family, that happens more frequently than I like. I donate the jeans if they are in decent shape, but if they are badly torn, they get recycled.
These coasters are made from some of these jeans, and I love the way they turned out. Even better, they are incredibly easy to make.
There is not much measuring, and the
sewing is basically a raw edge quilt-as-you-go method. The only
tricky part is the binding.
So grab those old torn jeans, a few
other sewing supplies, and let’s get started!