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DIY Wedding Clutch with Lace Bow

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DIY Wedding Clutch with Bow

A simple row of lace and a floppy bow provide this otherwise plain Wedding Clutch with just the touch of elegance needed for your next event.

DIY Wedding Clutch with Bow Supply List:

Fleur De Lis Venice Lace  – One yard

Suede like Fabric – ½* yard

Foam Interfacing/Stabilizer – 8 inches by 14 inches

Large Snap Fastener

Thread

Sewing Machine

Basic Sewing, Measuring, Cutting, Pressing tools and supplies

DIY Wedding Clutch with Lace Bow How To:

Cut two 9 inches by 15 inches rectangles from the fabric*. Note: The project sample was created by using the reverse side of the suede fabric as the lining. If you choose not to do this, purchase additional fabric for the lining and cut one rectangle from each of the main fabric and the lining fabric.

Cut one 8 inch by 14 inch rectangle from the foam interfacing/stabilizer.

Place lace edging across the right side of the clutch fabric, situating it 1 ½ inches up from the front edge. Top stitch along either side of the lace edging. Diagram A

With right sides together, pin the front and back of the clutch together and stitch around the outside edge using a ½ inch wide seam and leaving a 4 inch opening along one side.  Clip the corners. Diagram B

Turn right side out and insert the foam interfacing/stabilizer. Turn in the opening along the side and hand stitch closed.

Fold the bottom edge of the clutch up towards the top forming a 3 ½ inch deep pocket. Pin. Topstitch around the outside edge of the clutch, stitching ¼ inch away from the outside edges. Sew snap to the clutch. Diagram C

Cut a 18” length of lace edging and fold in half, overlapping the two ends. Using a needle and thread stitch the end together and then wrap the thread around the center forming a bow. Stitch back into the center to secure the thread wraps. Diagram D

Cut a 1 inch by 2 ½ inch rectangle from the main fabric. Fold the edges in towards the center and then wrap around the center of the bow, overlapping the ends and stitching to secure.

Stitch the bow on top of the lace trim. See project photo

Wedding Clutch with Lace Bow1

 

 

Fun Flower Pillow with Polar Puff Trim

 

Fun Flower Pillow with Polar Puff Trim

Supplies:  Fun Flower Pillow with Polar Puff Trim

Fleece Fabric – 1/2 yard
Polyester Fiberfil Stuffing
Assorted colors of Polar Puff trim

How To:  Fun Flower Pillow with Polar Puff Trim

  1. Cut two 14” squares from Fleece
  2. Top stitch Polar Puff stems to pillow front.
  3.  Handstitch Polar Puff flowers to the pillow front.
  4. Stitch the pillow front to the pillow back, right sides together,
  5. leaving a 4” opening along one side. Clip corners.
  6. Turn right side out and press carefully.  Insert stuffing into the pillow.
  7. Hand stitch the side opening closed.

Polar Puff - Fun Floral Pillow

Creating Polar Puff Flowers

Wrap Polar Puff into a tight spiral until you have achieved the size desired. Cut Polar Puff and then using a needle and thread; stitch into the the back of the spiral to secure. Add a second color of Polar Puff continuing the spiral and stitching as you wrap.

Polar Puff - Child's Hat & Scarf

 

Fall Faux Leather Fringe Tote Bag

Fall Fringed Tote Web

Fall Fringed Tote

By Lorine Mason

Fringe is hot right now and using Decorative Trimmings Faux Leather Fringe trim will keep the cost down while your fashion level rises. Step by step diagrams and full instructions will have you sewing your very own Fall Fringe Tote in no time at all.

Supplies for Fall Fringe Tote:

Faux Leather Fringe, Brown Two inches wide – Six & 1/2 Yards

  • Brown Canvas Duck – ¾ of a yard
  • Grommets – Two ¾ inch
  • Foam board or other Stiff Material for bottom of bag – 4 ½ inch x 17 inch rectangle
  • Thread
  • Basic Sewing, Pressing, Cutting & Measuring Tools and Supplies

How To for Fall Fringe Tote:

Cut the following from the duck fabric:

  • Tote Front: One 16 inch x 19 inch wide rectangle
  • Tote Sides & Back: One 16 inch x 28 inch rectangle
  • Straps: Two 4 inch x 32 inch rectangles
  • Top Binding: 2 ½ inch x 44 inch rectangle
  • Tassel Cord: 1 inch x 24 inch rectangle
  1. Fold each of the straps right sides together lengthwise and stitch along the unfinished edges. Turn right side out. Press, then topstitch down either side. Diagram A
  2. Lay the tote front on a flat surface and mark twelve lines, spacing them 1 inch apart, across the 18 inch width of the tote. Mark the first line 4 1/2” up from the bottom edge. Diagram B
  3. Starting at the line drawn closest to the bottom edge; lay faux leather fringe along the line and then stitch it in place. Repeat adding and stitching a row of fringe along each of the marked lines. Note: Always work from the bottom up towards the top of the tote. Diagram C
  4. With right sides together; stitch the tote front and back together along the sides. Diagram D
  5. Trim the faux leather fringe away from the seam. Fold in half lengthwise and press. Trim the opposite seam to ¼ inch. Lay the folded seam over top of the trimmed seam and top stitch. Diagram E
  6. With right sides together fold the tote in half and press a crease into the side seams. Stitch the bottom seam. Diagram F
  7. Fold the bottom of the tote so that the bottom seam aligns with the side creases and forms a point. Stitch across the point, using the side seams and crease line as a guideline. Diagram G
  8. Pin the straps to the top edge of the tote, spacing them 10 inches apart. Diagram H
  9. Turn under each of the ends of the binding strip ½ inch and press. Diagram I
  10. Pin the binding strip to the outside edge of the tote, centering the ends at the front of the tote.  Stitch using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Turn under the raw edge ½ inch, then fold the binding strip over the top edge of the tote, covering the seamline. Top stitch the binding strip in place. Diagram J
  11. Fold the strap up over the binding strip and top stitch to hold in place. Follow the manufacturer’s directions to apply two grommets to the center front of the tote along the binding strip. Diagram K
  12. Fold the tassel tie in half lengthwise, right sides out. Fold both the ends in towards the center fold. Press well. Topstitch down either side of the tassel tie. Insert the tassel tie through each of the grommets. Diagram L
  13. Cut two 6 inch lengths of faux leather trim. Using a needle and thread, wrap faux leather trim around the end of the tassel tie and stitch through all layers, continue wrapping and stitching until you come to the end of the fringe. Wrap the thread around the top of the tassel and stitch into the tassel to end. Trim threads. Repeat to create a tassel for the opposite end of the tie. Use project photo as a guide.

Fall Fringe Tote Fall Fringed Tote

DIY Halloween Faux Leather Fringe

Faux Leather Fringe Cowboy Treat Bag Front Web

 

Faux Leather Fringe Halloween Cowboy Treat Bag

Finish off that costume idea with the perfect bag.  Another option – ‘Mix It Up’ and go for something totally different from your costume theme. Halloween is all about being different so show your style with this fun Halloween Cowboy Treat Bag. Through the combination of Decorative Trimmings Faux Leather Fringe and Oly*fun the cost and the sewing time is kept to a minimum.  

Supplies for Faux Leather Fringe Halloween Cowboy Treat Bag:

Cowboy Treat Bag Back Web

Cut the following pieces from oly*fun™

Sky Blue               Pattern                                Snow White       Pattern 

(2) 16” x 20”        Front & Back of Bag   (2) Pattern          Front Yoke

(2) 5” x 20”          Sides                                     (1) Pattern          Back Yoke

(1) 2” x 20”          Button Placket                  Jet Black      Pattern    

(2) Pattern          Collar                                   (1) 4” x 41”   Top Binding Strip

(1) 4” x 41”          Top Binding Strip           (1) 2” x 40”          Strap Lining

(1) 2” x 40”         Strap                                     (1) Pattern          Neck Tie

Lemon Drop      Pattern   

(1) Pattern          Star

Instructions for Faux Leather FringeHalloween Cowboy Treat Bag:

All seams are 1/2” unless otherwise stated. Set your iron to the silk setting and always use a pressing cloth. Both sides of oly*fun™ can be considered the right side of the fabric, the choice really is yours to make, however be consistent for a more finished look. To receive a copy of the pattern leave a comment at the end of the post asking for the pattern and it will be sent to your email address. 

With right sides together, stitch along the length of the straps. Turn right side out. Press, then topstitch down either side. Cut in half. Diagram A

Pin the yoke sections on top of the front and back sections of the bag, matching the top edges of the bag. Diagram B

Pin faux leather fringe along the bottom edges of each of  the yokes. Top stitch along the top edge and then again ¼” below the first line of stitching. Trim the edge of the faux leather fringe even with the edges of the bag front and back. Top stitch ¼” up from the top edge of the trim. Diagram C

Fold each of the edges of the placket strip in to meet at the center back and press well. Center the placket down the center front of the bag and top stitch along either side. Diagram D

Pin the collar sections on top of the placket even with the top edge of the bag. Top stitch along both edges. Diagram E

Pin the Star cut out in place on the front of the bag and top stitch. Diagram F

Pin the sides to the back of the bag, right sides together. Stitch. Press the seam towards the side and top stitch 3/8” away from the seam line. Repeat stitching the sides to the bag front. Diagram G

With right sides together fold the bag in half and press a crease into the side seams. Stitch the bottom seam. Diagram H

Fold the bottom of the bag so that the bottom seam aligns with the side creases and forms a point. Stitch across the point, using the side seams as a guideline. Diagram I

Pin the straps to the top edge of the bag, spacing them 8” apart. Diagram J

Fold the binding strip in half right sides together and stitch forming a loop. Fold in half lengthwise and press. Diagram K

Pin the binding strip to the inside edge of the bag and stitch. Fold the binding strip over the top edge of the bag, covering the seamline. Top stitch the binding strip in place. Diagram L

Tie a knot at the center point of the neck tie. Center the neck tie over the collar and stitch in place. Sew buttons along the placket, collar points and at the center of the Star. Insert cardboard into the bottom of the bag. Diagram M

Faux Leather Fringe Cowboy bag

Cowboy Treat Bag

Cowboy Treat Bag

DIY Drawstring BackPack featuring Polar Puff Trim

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Supplies for DIY Drawstring BackPack featuring Polar Puff Trim:

Fleece Fabric – 1/2 yard each of two colors
Cotton Fabric for Lining – 1/2 yard
Grommets – Three 5/8”
Drawstring Cording – 3 1/2 yards
Assorted colors of Polar Puff Trim

How to for DIY Drawstring BackPack featuring Polar Puff Trim:

Cut the following from Fleece & Lining Fabric:
Bag Front & Back
Two 15” by 17“ rectangles
Front Pocket #1
One 15” x 14” x 8”
Front Pocket #2
One 15” x 5” x12”
Lining Fabric Only:
Drawstring Channel
Two 4” x 14” rectangles

  1. With right sides together, place the pocket lining on top of the corresponding fleece pocket.  Stitch along the top seam line.
  2. Turn right side out and press carefully. Top stitch polar puff trim to the pocket fronts,using the project photo as a guide to placement.
  3. Layer Pocket 1 on top of the bag front, aligning it up with the sides and bottom edge of the bag front. Cover with Pocket #2 and pin.
  4. Top stitch a vertical line, starting at the point the pockets cross and stitching through all layers of the pockets and bag front. Following the manufacturer’s directions apply a grommet to the bag front.
  5. Layer the bag back on top of the bag front, right sides together. Stitch along the sides and bottom edges. Clip the corners. Turn right side out and press.
  6. Turn under the sides of the drawstring channel pieces 1” and top stitch. Fold each channel piece in half lengthwise right sides out and press.
  7. Pin each of the channel strips to the top edge of the bag back and front.
  8. With right sides together, stitch the bag lining pieces together along the sides and bottom edges leaving a 4” opening along the bottom edge.  Clip the corners.
  9. Insert the bag inside of the bag lining. Pin then Stitch along the top edge.
  10. Pull the bag through the opening at the bottom of the lining. Top stitch the opening  closed.
  11. Insert the lining down into the body of the bag. Top stitch 1/2” down from the top edge of each of the drawstring channels, as well as 1/2” below the bottom edge of the channels.
  12. Following the manufacturer’s directions; apply grommets to each corner of the bag.
  13. Cut the drawstring in half. Attach a large safety pin to one end of one of the drawstrings; thread it through the front and back channels, starting on the left side of the bag.  Repeat with the second drawstring starting on the right hand side of the bag. Adjust the cords so that they are even. Thread through the bottom grommets from front to back. Double knot the two cords together. Tie an overhand knot at the end of each of the cords to prevent fraying, then trim close to the knot.

Drawstring BackPack Blog Post Diagrams

Drawstring BackPack Blog Post Diagrams

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