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!!!

But first, here are a few reasons why I have "fallen in love" with her blog.
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!
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'.

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...


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...


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


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.


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.


Imagine the possibilities - baby blankets, shirts, 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!


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:)

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!