Hello friends. Welcome back to my little corner of the blogosphere.
So...what does one do with all the little scraps of painters drop cloth that I have left from my slipcover projects?
I think a few pretty scrap pillows would be a great idea, don't you?
As a form, I used an old Christmas pillow that was way past it's prime.
Hint: Don't throw out those old outdated pillows!
They can be brought back to life with a pretty handsewn cover.
I cut an assortment of fabric scrap 3-4 inch strips and sewed them together on the long side.
The winding ruffle and flowers are just 2 inch strips of drop cloth and floral fabric.
I simply ran a basting stitch and pulled the end thread to gather to the needed length.
I formed as I sewed to get the flower design.
I was not concerned with any detail or precise placement.
A shabby, cottage look was my goal.
Yes ladies...here we go with the piping sandwich once again.
You're getting to like this piping stuff, aren't you?
I made an easy overlapped sham style back. No zipper needed...I love that.
The piping adds a clean and professional look .
The painters drop cloth fabric irons so nicely. It is very easy to get a beautiful crisp, linen like texture with a hot iron.
I think I will have find more chairs to slipcover, so I can put scrap pillows on them
It's a viscous circle I tell ya!
I bought these colorful and wide elastics for your hair.
They needed some dressing up, so back to my scrap pile...
Cutest hairbands ever!!!!
Ok...maybe not ever, but they are pretty cute.
I have so many scraps of drop cloth fabric, I see some new summer totes, zipper bags, pillows and aprons in my sewing future.
What would you creative ladies do with drop cloth scraps??
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Please come back to see what I did with this Salvation Macy's 3X summer dress.
Ok....now for the results of my
Summer Tote/Fabric Giveaway.
The first tote/fabric prize goes to....
Mar , who just bought her daughter a sewing machine. Perfect timing for the fabric, don't you think?
The second tot/fabric prize goes to...
Pomona, from the UK...looks like my tote will be making her debut along the quaint streets of a small English village. Say "hello" to the queen for me!
Ok ladies...please e-mail me your physical and e-mail addresses. I will be contacting you about fabric preferences.
I wish I could have given a tote to every one of you lovely bloggers. However with 115 entries here and 11 on The Hive (many follow my blog there), that is impossible.
I truly appreciated all of your kind and generous words.
You still have until June 7th to enter my Custom Slipcovers by Shelley How To DVD
You can find that post here .
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
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