25 August 2011

our creative space . . . 'bunting meets baby clothes'

Greetings all,
I've had a lot of business success with bunting flags & children's clothes so why not combine the two??  This week's Our Creative Space offering is . . . tiny little bunting flags applique onto baby clothes.  Da dah!!
Grab a bunch of fabric swatches, iron on fusible webbing to the back, then cut up into the triangle sizes you desire (i've done 2 sizes for different projects).  I see these on skirts, cushions, pencil cases . . . i've created a bunting flag monster!! 
 This process is long & slow, back breaking if you're on the floor like me, but you can always store your 'readymade' bunting flag triangles for future projects.
 Look at my lovely scraps, their prettiness is not lost on me!!
 Lay out your desired colour combination . . .
 peel off the fusible webbing paper, reposition flags & press into place with a warm iron.
 Sit down at the sewing machine & stop day dreaming out of the window where it's all sunshine & happiness, you have sewing to do first!!
 Applique around the edges of each flag (i'm a fan of blanket stitch detailing) & if you're keen to finish the 'faux bunting' look with a ribbon, zig zag stitch is into place across the top, tucking in the ends, i don't do rough edges, i'm delicate & refined.
The finished product, pretty cute, non??  I want to do a bunch of these in different styles, like spots, dots & circles.  Working on a boys/ unisex too, butch them up with traditional blues, greens, greys & disguise the gender stereotypical colours by using awesome Japanese printed themed fabrics . . . there will be elephants & caravans!!  Love Posie

33 comments:

Jacinta @ modelmumma said...

'tis too cute! What a perfect idea to use up those fabric scraps.

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

oh i just LOVE it!!! I knew i was keeping all that scrap for some reason or other hahaha ok, must try and do a boy version for my little chap!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

Becky said...

I love them! A great way to add colour and a handmade and cute element to baby and kids clothing. Also a great way to use small bits a fabric. Well done you!

Bree said...

super cute!
might have to add that to my 'to do before she gets here' list

Amy said...

Naw, how cute are they!

I have done absolutely no creating this week and I miss it. A teething and temp ridden baby will do that to you...

LionessLady said...

Oh my gosh Posie, I am obesessed with Bunting! Love your combination of the two and fabulous idea to use up your scrappy bits.

another donkey design by kate said...

Super cute!

Sophie Slim said...

So cool! Brilliant hand made idea to make an extra special gift!!

The Moerks said...

Posie, they are so cute and would imagine, highly addictive.

Squiggly Rainbow said...

oohhh Posie! I blogged about bunting too today! Would love you to have a look xxx Rach

Lizeylou said...

I know that I have said it before ... but gee you are clever!!

I have a giveaway that might take your fancy if you want to take a little look.

B is building a house said...

Ultra cute!!!! :)

The Provincial Homemaker said...

Just gorgeous. What a great idea - a good way to use up itty bitty fabric scraps too.

Just Martha said...

Really cute. Got any for big-peoples too?

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

these are great Posie! Gotta love a pretty bunting! :)
xx

loulou said...

Hi Miss Posie

Lovely work!

I've done a few of those before and they always look wonderful.
I have said it before and I'll say it again
I think we need a stash meet up :)

x
Loulou

Hootnz said...

These are really cute... and would make lovely gifts too :) thanks for sharing your idea!

Felicity said...

Fab-you-lus!

xx Felicity

...and for those of you who don't know me, I know this isn't the correct spelling but you must agree that Jennie is an A#1 clever cookie!

Tammi said...

Ooh, I LOVE, yes sirry!! They are perfectly adorable and such a fun way to jazz up plain tops. Oh and I totally adore that rainbow people bunting/garland you have hanging across your window...did you make that?
x

Amanda said...

I love it!!! That pink bunting top would be perfect for my cousin's bub - do you sell them? If so, which sizes are they available in and how much do you sell them for?

Flying Blind... said...

Love bunting - I could add it to anything and everything!

Katie said...

So cute - love them :-)

Sarah B said...

Very pretty Posie! What's not to love about bunting?
Ps thanks for Molly's bday wishes. I've read them all to her :)

Kathryn said...

Very cute! I actually made myself a t-shirt with mini bunting on it last year. Love it.

Sam said...

I love bunting too and these are very cute, reckon even I could do this! x

Christina said...

Very cute indeed! Your scraps are so neat and lovely too! :)

Anna Bartlett said...

You are so patient and they are so lovely!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Looks amazing Posie! Very cute. I'm sure you will have people lining up to order them. :)

ally said...

love love love
but the boy version featuring the bunting flag monster will be a real winner!!

Tiff said...

Totally gorgeous! This clothing would be the perfect baby gift for a new mummy! X

flowerpress said...

I love a bit of bunting, and this is so cute with the small flags and lovely colours!

Taylor Made said...

So so so very cute..thanks for sharing such cuteness. Glad to see the sun shining for you too.

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