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Monday, August 22, 2016

3D Stars with DCWV

Welcome DCWV fans! It’s Jenifer from the DCWV Social Media Design Team!  Have you see these new DIY stacks that DCWV has recently come out with?  They are beautiful!!  Today I have combined 2 of the new DIY Stacks to create these beautiful 3D stars that would be lovely for Christmas decorations or any Celebration.

These are the 3 stacks that I used.  The DIY stars and Flowers along with the new Modern Metallic stack.
The stars pop off the sheets and all you have to do is fold them and glue the pieces together.  The flowers are done the same way making this a quick and easy project.

DCWV supplies used:
Modern Metallic stack
DIY Flowers stack
DIY Stars Stack
Blue Moon Beads

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Pretty as a Peacock Pencil Pouch-TOW

Hi there this is Jenifer here with you today to share this little back to school pencil pouch.  This is a simple project that can be customized to fit the personality of each individual.  Lets get started.

Therm O Web supplies used:
Other Supplies used:
Ribbon-May Arts
Oliso Iron

Step 1: Apply the Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive using a scraping tool or even a used gift card and scraping it over the stencil making sure you get into all of the little nooks and crevices.

Step 2:The adhesive will be pretty shiny, wait for it to dry clear and then you can apply the foil.  I like to use a brayer and another used credit card to really make sure I get the foil into all of the little spaces.

Step 3: Print out the desired image using the EZ print Inkjet sheets cut around the image and Iron it onto the fabric following the directions on the package.

Step 4:  Sew up the pouch.  Sew the zipper along the top and then sew the sides together. 

This project comes together fairly quickly and you will be sending happy kids off to school with their very own custom made pencil pouch.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Bathing Suit bag-TOW

Hi there this is Jenifer here with you today to share this little wet bag to put your bathing suit in so that everything else in your bag doesn't get wet.

Have you ever been on a trip or at the water park or whatever and you change out of your wet suit and don't know where to put it without getting all of your dry items wet.  Well here is a fun little zip up bag that will keep your wets and drys separated.

These are the supplies you need.  I used just some scraps from a project that I had already completed and it worked out perfectly.  I cut out 2 pieces of fabric each measuring 10"x 20".

Step 1:  Cut out the letters you want to use in the Hot Melt Adhesive.  Iron it down onto the front of your bag.  I don't have a fancy machine so I trace around a font that I printed out in word.   While this is cooling go to step 2.

Step 2:  Following the directions apply the Iron-on Vinyl to the other piece of fabric.  This will be the inside of the bag.

Here are the 2 fabric pieces.  The one on the bottom has the Vinyl and the top piece has the Foiled lettering.

Step 3:  Sew the zipper along the top of the "sun" piece and sew along the bottom and the side using a 1/4" seam allowance.  Sew the bottom and the side of the Vinyl piece using a 1/2" seam allowance.  The larger seam allowance will help the bag keep its shape when you put the 2 pieces together.  With wrong sides together insert the vinyl piece inside the "sun " piece and stitch along the top, making sure you leave enough room so that the zipper will close.

For a little extra you can use a scrap of ribbon as a zipper pull and another scrap piece of ribbon along the side so you can hang it on a hook :)

Therm O Web Supplies Used:

Other Supplies used:
Oliso Iron
Ribbon Scraps

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Drawstring bag-TOW

Hi Therm O Web fans, this is Jenifer here with you today to share this fun drawstring bag that I made for my daughter to use on our various summer car trips we end up taking.  She can fill it full of books and ipods and anything that will keep her entertained while in the car.
Have you ever been inspired by so many things that you kind of get overloaded and you don't make anything?  Well this little drawstring bag combined 4 different inspirations that I put into one project.

This is the front and back of the bag.  The drawstring pouch directions can be found here.  I altered the size to be a little bit bigger so that I could use this awesome Cori Dantini fabric from Blend.
With this size of project it can also give you the opportunity to try new techniques.  Everything about Maureen Cracknell is inspirational, she has a fun Quilt as You Go technique that I wanted to try and this was my chance.
Quilt as You Go is where you do your sewing and quilting at the same time on a piece of fleece or batting.  I used a piece of StitchNSew Sew-in fleece that I had left over from another project.  The Sew-in Fleece is the perfect weight for this type of project and it is a great way to use up some of your scraps.

I love this quote on a tapestry sold at Pottery Barn and I thought it would be perfect on this bag.  You do not need a fancy cutting machine to be able to do this.  I printed out in word what I wanted to say and in the font of my choice.  I then traced it onto the Deco Foil Hot Melt adhesive and cut out my quote with a pair of small scissors while watching a movie.  As you can see the hardest part is trying to pick out which lovely color of foil to use.  The Pink Melon Foil won this time.  It still takes my breath away every time I peel the foil back after it has cooled and I am left with this fun foiled image.

Don't be overwhelmed by all of the inspiration around you, find a way to get it out in your projects.  I can't guarantee that it will work every time but you will have fun trying new things.

Therm O Web Supplies Used:
StitchNSew Sew-in Fleece
Deco Foil Hot Melt Adhesive
Pink Melon Deco Foil

Other supplies used:
Blend Fabrics
May Arts Ribbons
Oliso Iron