Monday, July 23, 2012

{Sewlebrity Crush} "Love" Piping Embellishment from Me Sew Crazy

   I am sew excited to introduce my Sewlebrity Crush... 
Jessica from Me Sew Crazy!

 In my eyes, she is a "Sewlebrity," and here's why I've got a "Crush" on her!
I have to start by asking, have you seen Jessica's Little Girl Tutorials section? Holy amazing-ness! There are sooooo many fun and adorable projects! I've always loved Jessica's blog name, Me Sew Crazy. I think a lot of us can relate to that! I've been inspired by a lot of things from Jessica's blog, and I especially enjoy her ReSEWlutions series in January. Also be sure to check out her newest endeavor, SewSet, a conveniant place for sewing tutorials, patterns, and more!

Today, she is sharing this fun idea on how to add wording to your sewing projects! I'm inspired- I must try this!!!
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But first, here are a few reasons why I have "fallen in love" with her blog.
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Jessica, thanks for being my Sewlebrity Crush. You rock!
{To see the amazing line up of my other crushes, go here}
 
Now here she is, with her fabulous tutorial!
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Hi everyone! I am Jessica and I blog over at Me Sew Crazy. A Sewlebrity? Wow. I am honored, although I think Rachel may be seriously misinformed...ha!




Recently I have been on a bit of a notions kick, a little bit more on the artsy side of things, which is when I had this idea for a theme pop into my head - 'Love on the Line'.
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Inspired by the new Lucy's Crab Shack Sweetwater fabric line for Moda, and her Ocean Trunks fabric. I saw that fabric and started thinking about how cute it would be to see little Love letters hanging from a wash line. Which led to how many other ways love could be on a line - both literal, and figurative.

Today I am sharing with you a more literal version...

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You can use any straight line notion you want for this embellishment, piping works great! I used a hot pink suede string I found a while back. So long as it is machine washable, you are good to go!

To add a little love line to your clothing simply...

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I used a fabric marker to do this, so any leftover markings would wash off!

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Use a zig zag stitch and simply go back and forth over the piping as you sew. Wrap the piping around your text, sewing as you go.

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Be flexible with it! This method can work for other words, even to personalize your gift with a name! Simply by making the piping start and stop at a hemline, you won't have to worry about the outside piping from showing.

Once you are done adding your cursive embellishment, you can continue to sew together as instructed.

I made a simple gathered skirt, which you can find a million tutorials for by simply googling it. But with this added touch, it turns it into something special.

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Imagine the possibilities - baby blankets, shirts, pillows...you get the idea!

Thank you so much for having me Rachel.
And to all of you Family Ever After readers, I do hope you will stop by and say hi sometime!

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And be sure to check out my latest endeavor, SewSet! SewSet is an on-line sewing directory where you can see and search for on-line sewing patterns and tutorials, and upload your own to become a part of the directory!




Until next time...Happy Sewing!

Sewlebrity Crush is sponsored by the wonderful Fat Quarter Shop.
Stay tuned for a big giveaway on August 1!

5 comments:

VickiT said...

Great idea! Thank you. I just love this idea.

Vanessa@Designs By Sessa said...

This is so cute! I LOVE it! haha!

Jani Jo said...

Super Cute idea Jessica! Thanks for sharing! And Rachel I am totally "crushing" on your sew-lebrity series; lots of amazing crafters/bloggers I admire:)

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Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

Ack!! This is sooooo cute!! I love it Jessica - super creative as always!!

Justine of SewCountryChick said...

Great idea Jessica! This would be cute with the kids name too!