Thursday, May 30, 2013

Project Photos: Fabric Shoes

I used a pattern from Stitch Magazine's Spring 2013 issue to make these shoes.  The original pattern is for slippers, but I changed up a few details to make it more of an everyday shoe. The outer fabric is a regular cotton, and I gave it liberal coats of Mod Podge to Make it a little more suitable for outside wear.

Shoes made using a scaled down version of my Small Flowers in Frosted Night fabric on the outside and a larger version of my Rainbow Hex fabric as the lining.

Closer look at the toe, you can see that the Mod Podge darkened the appearance of the fabric and gave it a nice shine. The little red dots along the lines of quilting are from me using a red thread in the bobbin of my sewing machine.

Closer look at the strap and insole.

A view of the inside of the shoe.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Project Photos: Cat Pillow

The finished pillow made from my design Cat Pillow  in my shop.

I decided at the last minute to sew outside of the line, because I like the white line around the edge.
Also you can see that it didn't get quite enough fluff in the one ear, and it sags a bit.

And another view of the Cat Pillow!

And, here's the original picture of Regelwyn (on the left) and Richard (on the right)
that I used to create this design.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mouse-pad from a Swatch

I started off with a  cotton swatch of my Painted Horses design. The printed area is 8"x 8".

Here's what the mouse-pad looks like now. The mod podge slightly darkens the colors.

The bottom is two layers of batting glued together with mod podge and quilted.

Here's a closer look at the quilting. If I do this again I'll be sure to use white thread in the bobbin since the teal thread on the glued side shows through a bit on the white parts of my horses!

The swatch was coated in mod podge and left to dry before another coat of mod podge glued it to the quilted base.

I trimmed everything down after the second round of mod podge had dried, and now I have a mouse pad from one of my favorite fabrics!

Fabric Images IV.