Okay, okay, I know I said that I'd post the second Kaleidoscope Kreator project today, but I forgot to take pictures this afternoon when the sun was out! So tomorrow I will have it for you, along with the Art Journaling Week winner. In the meantime, I've got a fun sewing and stamping and painting tutorial to share!
I was watching Project Runway and I was totally inspired by the wrist pincushion on one of the designer's wrists. There was nothing special about the pincushion, but I had been meaning to make myself one forever and it was a good kick in the butt. I often end up at the sewing machine with pins in my mouth and the pin cushion is way over on the other side of the room and...well, I wanted a wrist pincushion.
Here's what I did....
STEP ONE: Create Pincushion Fabric
I used Archival Ink to stamp my image onto a piece of plain white fabric twice.
Once the paint has dried, rough cut your two pieces.
Cut a rough circle out, generally following the line of the stamped image. (For the sake of the photo I've put the pattern side up, but your pattern will be on the inside.)
Stitch around the edge of the fabric sandwich, but be sure to leave a gap so that you'll be able to turn it right side out.
STEP FOUR: Make the Wristband Fabric
Stamp your fabric using Archival Ink. I used a square stamp and stamped it four times in a row.
Create a cuff template from a piece of scrap paper. Just keep trying it on your wrist and cutting away until it's "just right." Trace the template onto a piece of muslin.
STEP SIX: Add Your Closure
Take a scrap of lace and machine stitch it down the edge of your cuff. The gaps in the lace are going to act as a buttonhole.
Take a flower and pull it apart so that only the outer two layers of petals remain.
Glue the pincushion inside the flower. You want to glue the inner layer of petals up the sides of the pincushion.
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