Oh my gooodness! You guys are just the sweetest people ever!!!
It's so super nice to know that I have people like you who
are as happy as I am (and Joe is) about the contribution to
the Stitch magazine. I still carries the mag with me everywhere
I go because looking at it not only does remind me of the happy
thing that happened to me but also makes me think of you guys,
how warm, supportive, and encouraging you guys have been..
and that just makes my day. So a BIG thank you for all of you!!!!
By the way, I am so bummed that I missed out the Scrap Buster Contest.
I thought the deadline is the end of this month, but I just found out
that the entry has been closed since the deadline was the 23rd of October.
Ouch! You may have had enough cool tutorials that use up scraps by now,
but I made a little quick tutorial anyway, so let me share it here today..
This is really one of the quickest things to make that I can think of
that is decorative and practical and can be a little last-minute gift.
I used this magnetic tape (1" width).
It doesn't have to have the adhesive tape;
as long as it's a magnet that can be
cut into your desired sizes that would be great ;)
I grabbed some scraps that match well together.
Sizes of scraps don't matter as long as the length of each scrap is
at least 1" longer than your finished project.
Here, each scrap of mine had to be at least 2" in length.
Here is another combination I came up with.
And this one.
After ironing the scraps, I sewed them up, making sure
seam allowances are about 1/4".
Then I opened and pressed the seam allowances.
Now I cut each patchwork panel into approximately 1 3/4" x 4".
For each panel, prepare a scrap that is cut
into about the same size. Here, I recommend using
light-weight cotton fabric.
With WRONG sides together, I sewed all around, making sure to leave
one short edge unsewn. I also made sure that the width between
the two long stitching lines are about 1 1/4" so that the
1" width magnet can be easily inserted.
Then I cut out magnet into 3.5" length.
I then inserted the magnetic tape in there.
Here if you use magnetic tape with adhesive,
I suggest that you make sure to insert it
in the way that the raw magnet part faces the back side.
Fun part! Fill it with polyfil. Lots and Lots of
polyfil gives it a nicely puffy and firm look, so don't
hesitate to use a lot of it! I use a chopstick
to press polyfil further. Make sure to put polyfil
to only FRONT side of the magnet. Between the magnet
and the back panel of the fabric,
there should not be any polyfil..
Time to sew up the opening now.
Now trim the edges. It might be fun to use a pinking scissor here!
This is how the back side looks like..
Now let it stick to your refrigerator and have fun!
Oops! time to go..!
I hope this tutorial was clear enough and
is something you want to try out ;)
I'd love to see yours in this flickr pool.
Thanks for coming and reading!!