Who says you have to own a sewing machine to create awesome projects.
Have Stitch Witchery and a hot glue gun – will create.
The projects you can create are almost endless.
Shoot, I may even put Vera Wang out of business one of these days.
Last month, I participated in a No-Sew Event with a fabulous group of
ladies, and we had so much fun – we decided to do it again.
Here is a little collage of all of our projects…
Can you believe it?
ALL of these are No-Sew!!!
Ok…let’s get started on my Fall Leaf Runner.
I only spent about $10 on my supplies. I did have some of the
items on hand already.
1) 1/2 yard waffle-weave fabric
(you could use linen, burlap or even drop cloth)
2) 2.5 yards decorative trim
3) (3-4) colors of felt squares
4) 1/2 Yard Heat ‘n Bond
5) Stitch Witchery
(I already had both on hand)
6) (opt) Package of Buttons
(I already had on hand)
7) Glue Gun and sticks
1) Decide how wide and how long you want your runner to be.
Cut fabric accordingly, allowing an extra 1″ on each side.
2) Turn fabric under 1/2″, and iron flat. Turn fabric another 1/2″.
Place Stitch Witchery between turned layers.
Apply heat using an iron set on high. It only takes a few
seconds for the Stitch Witchery to “melt” and bond the fabric together
to create a hem.
3) Hem both sides. You can also hem the ends, but I did not since
they will be covered with the felt leaves.
4) Next, apply the decorative trim to each side with a glue gun.
I used the lines of waffle-weave to create a straight line.
You may want to lightly mark a line with a pencil before applying the trim.
5) Now you need to prepare your squares of felt to cut your leaves.
I wanted to add a backing to the felt so it would give the leaves some
body, but you can stick this step.
Place the felt on an iron-able surface, add the Heat ‘n Bond paper side up
on top of the felt. Using a medium-setting iron – iron over the paper
backing for about 2-3 seconds all over until the Heat ‘n Bond adheres.
Then, peel the paper backing off…
Your felt back will look like this once the paper backing is peeled away.
It’s not sticky at all, as it may appear. It just adds a layer on the back
which creates some body to an otherwise “floppy” fabric.
I printed two leaf shapes from online, sized them on the copier to the size
I wanted, and traced the shapes on the back with a
marker – then cut out the leaves. I cut out 20 leaves total so
I would have extra to play with during the placement.
6) Place the felt leaves along the ends of the runner so that some of the leaf
sticks out beyond the edge of the fabric. This is why the backing is important.
Once you are happy with the placement, use a few drops of hot glue on
the backs of the leaves to adhere them to the runner.
7) (optional) I had a package of cute Fall buttons leftover from a project
from last year…
I added a few buttons randomly along the leaf border.
You could even use buttons to create a cute monogram above
the leaf border.
And that’s it.
How easy was that?
My Daughter-in-Law helped me cut out the leaves while our hubbies
watched football. (Thanks, Babygirl!)
But honestly, you could whip one of these out in about an hour.
I have some more fun projects in store for the remainder of the leaves
we cut out. I will be sharing those with you in the coming days.
Please make sure you hop over to the other ladies blogs to check out
Amy with Atta Girl Says
Debbie with Confessions of a Plate Addict
Ann with On Sutton Place
Yvonne with Stone Gable
(Suzy at Worthing Court had jury duty and could not participate this month)
Please join us next month for another
No-Sew Showcase: Thanksgiving
Have a great week, my friends!
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