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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Challenge #131 Sew What!?!

Jana here  - It's my turn to torment challenge you all. This time I am throwing down the needle. I want to see what you can sew into your project. I want to see what you can do with needle and thread. Make a quilt, make a purse, stitch up an embroidery project, mend a pair of jeans, or attach elements onto a card or scrapbook page using needle and thread. Just SEW something.

I took the challenge literally, and used my sewing machine to make some bookmarks. I had some scraps of fabric and batting from a previous sewing project, so I made these:

I also decided that it was time to use some of the little hexies I have been making. My daughters and I were talking and thought that they would make really cute placemats.

I tried to get two done for today, but you know how it goes. (What this really means is that I had to sew the blue one twice because of the seam ripping I had to do when I sewed the pieces together wrong the first time. Otherwise I might have had two to show.) The pink one is in progress. I'll try to get it done and posted before the next challenge...

Let's see what all the other wonderful poobahs have come up with for this challenge.
Electra here
I know that Jana is going to show you something wonderful that she's created with fabric.
Not wanting to be left out, I pulled an old wall quilt off the couch (where I have it now) and took a picture of it.  I used to be a quilter.  Even though I have a new grandson and made it quilt for him, I'm still a "used-to-be-a" quilter.  Haha!

Deena here - I totally bite at sewing...can't do a straight line for the life of me...but I am super envious and intrigued by Jana's hexi projects that she has on the go all the time...they are so cute and trendy, so I tried to do the same in my card...maybe now that she sees the stitching on this card, she will totally get why I have huge envy of her projects!!!  some of my stitches didn't even reach the hexi and I couldn't line them up if I wanted too!!!

Gini here
I dusted off my very old sewing machine and made these cards with a little bit of machine sewing on them. Thank you Jana for getting me back into the joys of machine sewing, I had forgotten how much fun it is.
It is much easier to sew on card than material.
I used a size 70 needle (lingerie needle) and loosened the tension a bit from what I would sew mid weight cotton with. I set the stitch size to 3.1. (I would sew mid weight cotton using a 2.5 stitch size.)

They were inspired by a Sarah Engels-Greer inches card project on page 44 of Craft Stamper March 2012. If you're interested in making cards similar to these, I have put more details on my blog.

Rosemary here and I didn't actually stitch my card, but I mimicked stitches.  This paper is Basic Grey Lemonade that I've had forever but I wanted to get more texture, so I cut the strips apart with pinking shears in some spots and then added some faux stitching and lace and ribbon, border punch, and whew....a pretty feminine button that I think looks like a charm. In person it really has the look of material and a bit of texture.  The inside had me using a rubber stamp for You're Sew Special. 

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Amrita said...

Gorgeous work. I 've got some creative on my blog too

Amrita said...

Gorgeous work. I 've got some creative on my blog too

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I found your blog through Electra, and really like it. Blessings!

DonnaMundinger said...

I tried unsuccessfully to upload my pic at least 6 times. I don't have a fancy camera and never have problems with other Linky tools. Hope my entry still counts. The DT did a fabulous job. xxD

lauren bergold said...

now *THIS* was definitely a FUN challenge and not a torment! (if i have to sew on FABRIC i am a little less insouciant than miss jana or miss electra, tho, i admit!!!) AWESOME dt projects, most inspiring ladies!!! ♥