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New Fabric Alert – Faux Suede by Spoonflower

IMG_2877Spoonflower have recently added a new fabric to their repertoire and it’s going to be a hit, let me tell you! Their new faux suede is an upholstery weight, 54″ wide, napped fabric with a stain-resistant finish. Basically that means it is the ideal choice for covering chairs, cushions, stools, ottomans, benches and any other upholstery project you can think of. Not only that, it has proved a success for making beautiful bags and totes and even clothing, giving projects a luxurious and tactile finish. I used it to whip up this quick Kindle case, and with a little of Pellon’s Fusible Fleece between the layers, it’s extremely padded and protective.

Of course, it’s also the perfect fabric to test out your Fiskars Amplify Fabric Shears!IMG_2903

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Father’s Day Coasters

IMG_2687I’m going to bet you have some scraps of fabric needing to be used up for small projects. I’m also certain you’re starting to thinking about Father’s Day (coming up on June 15). Here’s a win-win project that uses just a small amount of fabric and a little bit of time.

I used two different prints and made my coasters reversible. Retro glasses on one side and Pac Man (or Pac Men?) on the other.

Supplies
Fabric scraps
Pellon Fusible Fleece
Pellon Vinyl Fuse
Fuse Creativity System and Circle Medium Die
Sewing machine and thread
Teflon machine foot, suitable for sewing vinyls

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Bench makeover #2

I have given the bench in our entryway a makeover once before. It was a bench I picked up for free at our city’s recycle/reuse program and when I got it, it looked quite sorry for itself. I removed the old seat fabric and replaced it with a colorful printed canvas and after a good soapy wash, I painted the wooden frame. We have loved it and used it, but it was time for a new, fresh look. Here’s the before and after picture from the first time around….benchcollage Continue reading