Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fabric covered swingin' vase

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I made these fun fabric swingin' vases.
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For these, I used my own original fabric, with a thin batting behind and did some free motion stitching.
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Then, just because, I colored in some of the stitched shapes with water soluble crayons.
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I used glass test tubes from here. These are the 38x200mm size, $3 each. 

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I measured them, and stitched two sides, rounding the bottom. You can hem them first, by machine, or hem them later, by hand. I sewed buttons on each side, on the top, and strung the monofilment (fishing line) through the buttons, to create a hanger.

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I created another set, as gifts, using fabric printed with a Paris subway map (sorry, I don't remember where I got this fabric) and free motioned it.
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I hand stitched the top hem of these.
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14 comments:

  1. Very cool idea... You're a very clever girl!
    Hugs from Mary

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  2. BTW, where do I shop for the glass tubes??
    Great tut, thanks again

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  3. Really nice Jane! Thanks for all of the info!

    xo

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  4. Cute Jane! And thanks for being part of Knitting Contrissmas today! YAY!

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  5. Fabulous and I love how you colored in the stitched shapes with the water soluble crayons!!! Just brilliant!!!

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  6. Wonderful idea, Jane! Thanks, you always come up with a great project to get the creative juices going.

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  7. very creative idea and most decorative and eye-catching at the same time; purposeful too! Lovely Jane.

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  8. These look so awesome! I have a similar style I'll have to try a couple myself. I also love the green house photos what a perfect venue for these.

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  9. You come up with the best ideas. thanks

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  10. These are even cuter than bug's ears. What a great idea! Thanks for putting together the detailed photo tutorial. It's very clear and easy to follow.

    BTW, after seeing your Pogo, I bought one and I am having so much fun with it -- made a little book for Thanksgiving and guests wrote under their photos.

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  11. Love your vase - a great idea :-)

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  12. I, of course, am coveting those map vases, big time. Great idea and post Jane!

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