25 August 2011
our creative space . . . 'bunting meets baby clothes'
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