Sunday, January 09, 2011
Fabric Vase Tutorial
Hey, I made another functional thing! I was inspired when Pokey Bolton posted this little tutorial based on Wen Redmond's idea.
Start by layering fabric bits (and paper) on a fusible. I fused to Peltex
Stamp, add foil, add paint.
Free motion stitch
I cut in these shapes to create the sides of a vase. (I didn't leave any for the bottom of the vase. Oh well, no one will look at the bottom!)
Arrange for sides of vase
I zig-zagged all the sides, then zig-zagged the sides together.
Here's how it looks as I assembled. See the bottom I added, in just plan peltex.
I stitched along the top of the vase again, then zig-zagged the final two sides together. (probably should have hand-stitched those final sides, but oh well.)
I hand-stitched the bottom on. ( Take a look at my studio box tutorial too, if you haven't seen it.)
it holds yarn.
makes a fancy trash basket
and lovely flower vase (yes, the flowers are in a glass jar inside the vase.)
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Wow- very cool! Love it!ReplyDelete
Totally awesome. I wish I was a awesome with a sewing machine!ReplyDelete
This is definitely on my want to do list! NOt sure when I will have time to get to it, but it is on the list! I enjoy your blog, thanks so much for the constant inspiration.ReplyDelete
This is so cool and so simple I am off to have a go ......thanks for the brilliant idea ....xReplyDelete
great tutorial! Your sense of combining fabric scraps is great and once again... you make it look so easy!ReplyDelete
Many thanks!! This looks like a fun project to play with when creative juices aren't flowing, but I need a jump-start. The tutorial is perfect - just the right balance of text and photos.ReplyDelete
Jane... I LOVE THIS... what a PERFECT Etsy item... maybe for Valentine's Day or May Day... I know my friends would LOVE flowers in a fabric vase.ReplyDelete
Wow! Beautiful and functional and fun and.....What a great idea. Thanks for the tutorial.ReplyDelete
A great friend sent the link to your fabric vase... I am inspired like you can't believe. Do you mind if I make one.ReplyDelete
I was tasked with creating artsy center pieces for 26 tables at an upcoming banquet. I'm using your tutorial to make fabric vessels and they're looking gorgeous! Thank you!ReplyDelete
VERY cool!! show me a pic!Delete