Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fabric Giveaway!

In honor of Sew Mama Sew's giveaway day I have 4 yards of fabric to giveaway! The fabric is from the Urban Farm collection by Ken Beyer of In The Beginning Fabrics. You will received one yard each of (from top to bottom) Urban Farm Floral Collage in pink and black, Barn Collage in pink and black, Dot Grid in blue and black, and Barn Collage in blue and black.
To have a chance to win this 100% cotton fabric just leave me a message telling me how you might use it. Contest is open to international readers. Ends May 31st. I will randomly choose a winner on June 1st. Good luck!


Monday, May 25, 2009

In Rememberance Of......

Today I will honor those in my life who have passed away. I miss you Mom (pictured above), Grandma, Aunt Patti, and Pa-Paw.

Today I will honor those in our armed forces who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Today I will honor the families of our soldiers who also sacrifice so much for our country.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I WON!!!

I love, love, love reading blogs (especially crafty ones) and I love when there is a giveaway. I enter all the time along with 4,000,000 others. Well, today I got an email that I actually won something! I'm so stinking excited!! I entered in a giveaway over at The Fabric Shopper and won this! To make it even sweeter Saturday is my birthday so it's an early birthday present from a complete stranger! WOOOHOOO!

Stay tuned for my own giveaway towards the end of the month (May 27th to be exact).

Friday, May 15, 2009

Craft With Me ~ Pieced Fabric Belt

Here's a fast, fun project to make this weekend. A pieced fabric belt! To get started measure your waist and add about 10 inches to that measurement. Now divide that number by as many fabric pieces you want to use for one side of the belt (I used 4). Record your number somewhere so you can make this project again and again.

2 inch assorted fabric strips (I used 8. 4 for the front and 4 for the back)
Two 1.5 inch D-rings
Heavyweight fusible interfacing
Basic sewing and cutting tools
Cut each fabric piece by your divided number (mine are 2"x12") and cut a piece of interfacing 1.75 inches wide and slightly shorter than your entire waist measurement.
With right sides together and using a 1/4" seam allowance piece together your strips sewing the short edges together to get one long piece, forming the front of your belt. Press seams open. Repeat for the back piece.
Following the manufacturer's instructions fuse your interfacing to the WRONG side of the front belt piece.
Now place the front and back pieces WRONG sides together and sew around the entire belt using a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave a 2"-3" opening for turning. Try to make sure your opening isn't on a seam from pieceing.

Trim all four corners and turn belt right side out. Press. Slip stitch your opening closed.

Top stitch around three edges of the belt, leaving one short end unstitched.

Insert your D-rings on the unstitched side. Fold over about 2" of fabric. Sew as close to the D-rings as possible and as close to the edge of the fold as possible. I like to backstitch the entire width of the belt at this part for added strength.

That's it! Put your new belt on your favorite pants and strut your one of a kind creation!

Please let me know if you make this project. This is my first tutorial so please let me know if the instructions are clear or if you have any questions. Thanks for crafting with me!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Give-away Day is Coming!

If you haven't heard already, Sew Mama Sew is organizing a giveaway day! I guess they did this last year and had some wrinkles to iron out and it seems they have that all worked out. I will be participating in this (though I don't know with what yet) so be sure to come back on May 27th for your chance to win something! For details go here.