Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Three No Sew and Barely Sew Fabric Projects

three no sew and barely sew projects using Sweet Tea Fabric line, fabric flower, monogram, bookmark, Hoffman fabrics, sweet tea, Thistlewood Farms

Hi friends! Recently a group of bloggers gathered together for friendship and creative fun. 
Karianne of Thistlewood Farms joined us and she generously gifted each of us with charm packs of her new Hoffman Fabrics Sweet Tea line.  On that day a challenge was born for each of us to create things from her fabric.  Heart attack time for me because I don't sew!

With a little thought and involvement with my handsome son, we came up with three projects to share with you today.

1.  Fancy & Fashionable Flower

three no sew and barely sew projects using Sweet Tea Fabric line, fabric flower, denim jacket, fabric flower on denim jacket, monogram, bookmark, Hoffman fabrics, sweet tea, Thistlewood Farms

This sweet little flower now serves as an embellishment on my tried and true denim jacket. How did I make this? Four flower petals cut out of fabric with a few hand stitches in the middle.
 I sewed the gem on by hand with just a few stitches too. 
This took about 15 minutes and I love it!


2.  Bookmark

three no sew and barely sew projects using Sweet Tea Fabric line, fabric flower, monogram, bookmark, Hoffman fabrics, sweet tea, Thistlewood Farms

The bookmark is just a pocket sewn with the sewing machine that has cardboard inside. I made the tassel by cutting an embroidery thread packet in half and tying around the loop. This couldn't be any easier and it was fun. :)


3. Decoupage a Monogram


three no sew and barely sew projects using Sweet Tea Fabric line, fabric flower, monogram, bookmark, Hoffman fabrics, sweet tea, Thistlewood Farms

Of course we all love monograms and adding fun fabric to your letter of choice makes a personal statement. My son made this with Mod Podge, scissors, and a pen to trace the letter. Another 15 minute project. 

There are many beautiful colors in the Sweet Tea Fabric line but I was obviously a little bit in love with the navy fabrics. This challenge taught me something - don't let your lack of skills stop you from trying something new!

three no sew and barely sew projects using Sweet Tea Fabric line, fabric flower, monogram, bookmark, Hoffman fabrics, sweet tea, Thistlewood Farms

Thanks Karianne and friends for raising the bar on creativity!
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43 comments:

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

You did great things with your fabric! My favorite is the bookmark. So clever to cut an embroidery thread packet in half like that for the tassel!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the projects with the charm packs....Have to use my fabric swatches on a monogram too!...love it!
Have a great weekend!

Kathleen Grace said...
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Kathleen Grace said...

Very cute and easy ideas, those are the best kind! :)I especially love how the blue fabrics look with the denim jacket.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

So, so cute Stacey, I love all three of them and the flower pin has stolen my heart!
I am thinking Haven...you know what I mean!!
Jemma

Katie Mansfield said...

Adorable. I love the monogram. I can't wait for the challenge.
Katie

Kim said...

Look at you...sewing!!! I am so impressed, I knew you could do it. And your son is one talented guy. I am totally making a monogram EXACTLY like that! ;)

Simply LKJ said...

They all turned out great! Especially love the letter.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

All three are super.

Botanic Bleu said...

Stacey,
So nice and easy, but look so adorable. The flower pin is my favorite. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has created.

Judith

Laura said...

You did great Stacey!
I love the flower pin and the monogram :)
Good luck on the challenge!

L-

Andrea Nine said...

What darling little projects and easy...yay!! Beautiful fabrics and colors, they'd make great gifts.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

I love all of your amazing projects, especially the flower pin! So pretty! You are one creative lady! :) ~Rhonda

Carole West said...

Super Cute! I love all three but the Letter is my favorite. I don't sew either so I love how you incorporated these swatches in a unique way.

Carole @ Garden Up Green

Pam Richardson said...

Stacey, how clever and creative! Love your projects and I think I could even do these! Happy Wednesday! Pam @ Everyday Living

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Awww Stacey, all three projects are darling. The pin looks lovely on the jacket. The bookmarker is awesome. Many people who read would love that. Loving the letter. The Fabrics are beautiful. A wonderful challenge to share your creativity.

Fox and Finch Antiques said...

Yes, the tassel made from the embroidery thread is very cleaver. Each project is nice and I like the blue and white fabric, too. Must have been a fun day.

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your projects and the flower pin is so stinking cute! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Junkchiccottage said...

Stacey you did great and no sew wooo hooo you go girl. Love that pin. Too cute. Those fabrics are beautiful.
Kris

My Kentucky Living said...

These are all great! Sheila

Summer said...

These are so beautiful ♥

summerdaisy.net

Lisa said...

Adorable Stacey! Love them all!!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stacey, LOVE your fabric creations. You did a fabulous job with these pretty patterns. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Love it all. xo

Eilis said...

All three are great, but I sure love the corsage for your denim jacket! You need to open an Etsy shop :)

Rita C. said...

These are so cute, Stacey. I have to admit, my eyes were playing tricks on me when I first glanced at the monogram. I kept looking at it, thinking it was a square, and the cutouts were some kind of metal wrapped around the edges. Then I looked again, and saw it as arrows (like something from picmonkey, applied on). Then, there was that ah-ha moment and I saw the K, lol!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

I love all three projects, Stacey, but the monogram is my favorite I think. :) Very creative...who said you have to sew to make something great? You did good.
hugs,
Cecilia

Carol Lander said...

Stacey, I can't decide which project I like best. I have the navy left over from my packets and a denim jacket and some rhinestone pins, the the fabric pin may be on the horizon. Great job.

My thrift store addiction said...

All three projects are just lovely! Great job!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Love the projects you created Stacey, especially the K, super cute way to showcase this adorable fabric line!
Jenna

Suzanne said...

No sew sounds good to me! My sewing machine is probably rusty by this point anyway. Glad to hear you're having a creative summer!

Bonnie said...

Love ,love all the things you made with your fabric squares. So creative and useful too.

What fun all of you had together!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a fabulous collection of projects Stacey! Very clever and creative. I adore the bookmark. Have a beautiful day!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Stacey, you did a great job with this challenge! All of your ideas were so cute! Your tassel creation was pretty clever. You ladies all did a great job with this!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your projects are all so easy and creative, Stacey! I love each of them!
I also love your new canisters from your previous post. They're beautiful!

Carol Lander said...

Stacey, once again, thank you for sharing your great ideas at Your Inspired Design Link Party. You're the best!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Stacey,

Shhhh....don't tell anyone, but I love no sew projects. And a barely sew project, too!

Seriously?

The bookmark has marked a place in my heart!

Thanks so much for participating in the challenge!

Happy day!
karianne

Manu said...

Stacey, the monogram is so wonderful!
What a funny challenge.
Love

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very sweet! I love the different fabrics on the monogram. I do sew but don't like to! I just made two valances with Stitch Witchery....have you ever heard of it?

Samantha Conner said...

Great projects! My favorite is the fabric monogram - those colors/patterns are perfect together. Such a fun craft challenge. :)Samantha

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Art @ Home said...

Cute projetcs! I'd like to make a monogram. So cute!

Art @ Home said...

I meant "projects"

Jeanie said...

I don't sew but I love fabric -- so when I see something that says "no sew" or "limited" -- I am a MOST happy camper! The blues are to die for!