Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing: 18 Easy Sewing Projects for DIY Gifts and Toys from Fabric Remnants
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The 18 adorable handmade projects in Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing combine sewing, patchwork, applique and embroidery and include bags, cushions and pillows, quilts, baby bibs, soft toys, organizers, bookends, hotpads, mats and more, all using Kim's charming motifs including owls, dolls, clouds, fruits, and bears.
With over 12,000 happy customers in her Etsy pattern store, Kim's trademark easy-to-follow visual instructions and full-size templates make these projects super accessible and achievable, meaning even beginners will be sewing gifts and toys in next to no time, with the minimum of outlay on materials.
Gorgeous full-color photography will inspire you to get sewing to use up your stash and brighten up your home Retro Mama style!
Kim is a sewing pattern designer and blogger at retro-mama.blogspot.com.
the Front and Base 1 Fuse fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the corduroy owl body. Repeat for the other interfacing and cotton owl bodies. Sew Perfect Always use a press cloth between the iron and heat-sensitive materials, such as corduroy, felt, and fusible interfacing. 2 Back the two wings, right and left, with fusible web. Place the wings onto the corduroy owl front according to the pattern placement and fuse in place with a hot iron (see Techniques: Appliqué). Zigzag
Center and topstitch each piece on top of the zippers, with the fold just past the metal ends. Trim the ends of the fabric so the zipper pieces are 8in (20.5cm) long, and the top and bottom of the fabric matches the long edges of the zippers. 3 Place one each of the 31⁄2in x 8in (9cm x 20.5cm) pocket and lining fabric pieces wrong sides together. Place a zipper face down along the top edge of the pocket fabric and pin. When closed, the zipper pull should be on the left side. Using the zipper
for a gorgeous bon voyage gift. FINISHED DIMENSIONS: Large 61⁄2in high x 12in wide (16.5cm x 30.5cm); medium 6in x 101⁄2in (15cm x 26.5cm); small 5in x 9in (12.5cm x 23cm). All seam allowances are 1⁄4in (5mm) unless otherwise stated. From Your Scrap Bag For one bag (Cut fabric pieces using the relevant Templates *) Basic tools (see Equipment & Materials) Cotton prints Use appropriate templates for zipper size listed below Two bag bodies from main print * Two
2015 First published in the UK and USA in 2015 Kim Kruzich has asserted her right to be identified as author of this work in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, by photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission in writing from the publisher. Readers are permitted to reproduce any of the patterns or designs in this book for their
Open up the linen and press, carefully avoiding the appliqué with your iron. 5 Mark quilting lines with a disappearing ink fabric pen and quilt the linen side first. My quilt lines are 1⁄8in–1⁄2in (3mm–1.3cm) apart. Turn over the apple center appliqué piece, fuse it to the linen with a hot iron, then mark and quilt the patchwork side. 6 Zigzag stitch around the raw edge of the apple center and then appliqué two seeds on top (see Techniques: Appliqué). Keep It Simple If using an