The first craft I remember learning is sewing. I remember coveting bits of fabric scraps from my mom’s sewing projects to make clothes for my Barbie dolls. No matter what craft or art form I have tried since, bits of fabric and sewing have always found their way into what I am working on. That love of sewing and fabric inspired my latest collection of stamps and dies from Spellbinders. While this collection of dies works for both paper and fabric (wool and felt), I can’t stop using it with fabric to make fun little gifty treasures.
I am so excited to be a part of a blog hop hosted by Spellbinders today celebrating this month’s new product releases. You will find a list of all the blog hoppers at the bottom of this post along with details an awesome prize pack courtesy of Spellbinders.
With the Sew Sweet, I wanted to offer stamps and die sets that offered lots of creative options for make complete projects from one set or mix and match pieces from the collection.
I created this sweet pincushion using the Sew Sweet Valentine die set. You can make the whole project using just the one set. If you want to step it up, you can also add additional trim (as shown) using the Sew Sweet Trims die set.
To create the pincushion (you could also use it as a bowl filler or sachet), die cut two large squares from felted wool or wool felt. Die cut a scallop heart, a solid heart, and one banner. Layer those onto one of the squares. Stitch the pieces in place using basic embroidery stitches.
Die cut flowers and leaves from assorted colors. Stitch the flowers and leaves into place. You can add buttons to the centers of each flower and add other embellishments as desired. (See the supply list below to see a full list of the buttons I used.)
After you’ve attached all the elements, sew the second die cut square to the back of the first one. Leave a small opening to add filling. After filling, sew the opening closed.
If you want to step it up and add extra trim (as shown), simply cut strips of trim using the Sew Sweet Trims and sandwich them between the front and back squares before sewing them together.
Not only is this project “sew sweet”, it is quick and easy. I love that you can create a simple version using just one die set or step it up with extra trim and buttons.
Be sure to check out the other blog hoppers today that are featuring new Spellbinders products including more Sew Sweet inspiration!
Sharyn Johnson Sowell
Spellbinders is currently hosting a sweepstakes with a HUGE prize pack. Be sure to check out the details while on the hop! Spellbinders Sweepstakes