20 May, 2014

A trimmings challenge

"What do you do with your scraps?" 
That is the question that Umbrella Prints asked us, so I took the challenge and participated in their Trimmings Competition!

I ordered my trimming package, patiently waited for it to arrive in the post all the while I was running ideas over in my head!
When it finally arrived, I ripped into the packaging, thought about what to make for a couple of days then cleared my kitchen table & sat down with a pot of glue & a balloon!
I cut the fabric into strips and squares & glued & glued & glued!
I hung the balloon up to dry and the next day, it looked like this, (see piccie below) then I just had to pop the balloon & peel it away from the bowl. I then trimmed the edges & voila!
So, what do you think, do you think it can compete with all the actual sewn projects that I'm sure it will be up against? 
When I first ordered the pack, I was thinking of originally sewing hexi's out of them but when I received the pack, the fabric was all sorts of different weight scraps - thick & thin, so hexi's weren't going to work that is when papier mache sprang to mind!

4 comments:

  1. Very cool! What kind of glue did you use? Does it work best with fabric glue or does it matter?

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  2. Ahh, good question! I just used PVA glue (from the toolbox!)
    Cheers, Rie
    ps.. if you make one, remember to show me, I'd love to see!

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  3. This is fab, I love love love the fabric!!

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  4. I really love your little bowl!

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