Friday, October 30, 2009

TRUELY A SCRAPPY CUFF

DURING THE CLASS THAT I MENTIONED IN MY LAST POST, REBBECCA SHOWED THE CLASS HOW TO USE EVEN THE SMALLEST OF BITS OF FABRIC, STRING AND THREAD TO EMBELLISH FABRIC COLLAGES. (RIGHT UP MY ALLEY!) THIS IS MY VERSION TO MAKE THOSE SCRAPS USEFUL. i TOOK LENGHTS OF VELVET RIBBON, IN THIS CASE TO FIT THE WRIST, HAD A SMALL PILE OF SCRAPS ON THE TABLE TO THE LEFT OF MY SEWING MACHINE, AND SET IT FOR A DECORATIVE STITCH PATTERN. PLACING THE RIBBON UNDER THE STITCH FOOT, I SIMPLY FED DIFFERENT PIECES OF SCRAP, (CAREFULLY) UNDER THE PRESSURE FOOT WHILE THE MACHINE WAS SLOWLY RUNNING. I SEWED UP ONE SIDE AND DOWN THE OTHER SO THAT THE SCRAP PIECES WERE SECURE. I THEN TRIMMED THE SIDES A LITTLE, ATTACHED RIBBON END CAPS, A SMALL BIT OF CHAIN AND AND A CLASP. ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF COFFEE DYED MUSLIN, I WROTE A SIMPLE WORD AND GLUED IT IN THE CENTER WITH A FEW BUTTONS. I THINK THIS METHOD WOULD ALSO MAKE SMASHING CHOKERS AND BELTS. EVEN FABRICS OF A SENTIMENTAL MEANING WOULD BE A USEFUL AND FUN WAY TO PRESERVE MEMORIES.














6 comments:

June said...

Judy these cuffs are just awesome. I love the idea of wearing cuffs and I love how you have sewn these up. I can see you are going to be having fun with these.
Hugs,
June

Rebecca said...

Hi Judy
The cuffs look fabulous!
Love how you put the inspirational words on them.
Blessings
Bec

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Hi Judy

This is such a wonderful idea, corse all of you ideas are wonderful. Where do you get the end parts and chain to open and close the braclet?

I would love to come to some of these classes. I don't think there by me though.

cindy@stitches

Susan said...

Judy..........love the cuffs!

Tracey said...

Hi Jude! You are more than welcome to use my pictures of the button ornaments I bought from you. I tried to link back to you in my post, but blogger was being it's usual difficult self and it was not working for me! I plan to mention in my next post that I got the adorable ornaments from you, when I can include a link back in case anyone is interested in contacting you for some! Thanks, I just LOVE my ornaments!!!

P.S. I tried to drop by the shop on Tues. but didn't realize you are closed on Tuesdays...but I'll be by again soon :)


:) T

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

Tracey from French Larkspur mentioned that the darling button ornaments were created by you. Do you have a website/shop? Any chance of purchasing some of the glass ornaments filled with buttons and embellished with lace?